Bruin Earns National Team Call-Up
Jan. 6, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Former Indiana University All-American Will Bruin is one of 25 players U.S. Men's National Team coach Jurgen Klinsmann has called into a January camp at the National Training Center in Carson, Calif.
"We are very proud and excited for Will," said Indiana head coach Todd Yeagley. "He continues to demonstrate through his play in Major League Soccer that he is one of our premier young players in the U.S. It's a wonderful honor for Will."
The team will train together until Jan. 27, when it departs for Houston in advance of the first match of the 2013 campaign against Canada on Jan. 29 at BBVA Compass Stadium. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. CT, and the match will be broadcast live on ESPN2 and WatchESPN. Fans can also follow the match live on ussoccer.com's MatchTracker and on Twitter @ussoccer.
The match is the only game prior to the start of the Final Round of qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, which kicks off for the United States on Feb. 6 against Honduras in San Pedro Sula.
"There is a tremendous amount of talent in the player pool. We follow these players very carefully, and the group coming in is the next line to challenge the players ahead of them in the National Team," said Klinsmann. "This is absolutely a huge opportunity, and we're looking forward to working with them. We are getting ready for the friendly against Canada, and also the big World Cup qualifier in Honduras, so these are going to be an important few weeks of preparation."
Bruin wore a Hoosier uniform from 2008-10, capping off his career with an 18-goal season in 2010 where he helped lead the Hoosiers to the Big Ten title and was a finalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy.
"It is definitely an honor to get a chance to represent your country, and I am really excited for it," said Bruin. "I think this is a great opportunity, and one I've been waiting for."
Participation in the match vs. Canada on Jan. 29 would be the first USMNT cap for Bruin.
US Soccer and the Houston Dynamo contributed to this release
U.S. ROSTER BY POSITION
GOALKEEPERS (3): Tally Hall (Houston Dynamo), Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire)
DEFENDERS (9): Steven Beitashour (San Jose Earthquakes), Tony Beltran (Real Salt Lake), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), A.J. DeLaGarza (LA Galaxy), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Connor Lade (New York Red Bulls), Alfredo Morales (Hertha Berlin), Justin Morrow (San Jose Earthquakes), Jeff Parke (Philadelphia Union)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (out of contract), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders), Benny Feilhaber (Sporting Kansas City), Joshua Gatt (Molde), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
FORWARDS (5): Juan Agudelo (Chivas USA), Will Bruin (Houston Dynamo), Edson Buddle (Colorado Rapids), Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)
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