Michael Parkhurst Called Up to U.S. Men's National Team
May 20, 2012
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Former Wake Forest men's soccer standout Michael Parkhurst was one of 11 players tapped by U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann today to join the team's training camp, which is being held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla. through May 25.
Sunday's 11 additions join 16 players that are already in camp to form the group of 27 from which Klinsmann will select his 23-member squad for five upcoming matches that include a friendly against Brazil as well as the Americans' first qualifying matches of the 2014 World Cup cycle.
Parkhurst has 11 career caps for the full national team and started for the U.S. in January friendlies against Venezuela and Panama. He currently plays for FC Nordsjælland in the Danish Superliga which currently sits in first place in the league standings and heads into its final match this week looking to win its third-straight championship.
The defender was a two-time All-America selection at Wake Forest, where he started all 62 games he played from 2002-04.
U.S. ROSTER BY POSITION
DEFENDERS (8): Carlos Bocanegra (Rangers), Geoff Cameron (Houston Dynamo), Edgar Castillo (Club Tijuana), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover 96), Clarence Goodson (Brondby), Alfredo Morales (Hertha Berlin), Oguchi Onyewu (Sporting Lisbon), Michael Parkhurst (Nordsjaelland)
MIDFIELDERS (9): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Michael Bradley (Chievo Verona), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana), Maurice Edu (Rangers), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim), Jermaine Jones (Schalke 04), Jose Torres (Pachuca), Danny Williams (Hoffenheim), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
FORWARDS (7): Juan Agudelo (Chivas USA), Jozy Altidore (AZ Alkmaar), Terrence Boyd (Borussia Dortmund), Clint Dempsey (Fulham), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Herculez Gomez (Santos), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)