The United States national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann has brought into new players to the January training camp. Jurgen Klinsmann was appointed in place of Bob Bradley just as the United States prepare to qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Predictably, Jurgen Klinsmann has been making a number of significant changes to the way the team plays and also the personnel. Now, he has brought in the duo of defender Jeff Parke and midfielder Brad Evans. These Seattle sounders men are expected to join the January training camp being conducted in Phoenix, Arizona.
This is the training camp that is being conducted in preparation for the two friendlies against Venezuela and Panama, which will take place shortly. It will give Jurgen Klinsmann with the perfect opportunity to assess his squad ahead of the crucial World Cup qualifiers, which will begin after the end of the 2012 European championships. Brad Evans and Jeff Parke will be replacing Omar Gonzalez and George John from the squad. Omar Gonzalez of the LA Galaxy and George John of the FC Dallas will now be departing the squad from the January training roster. So far, Brad Evans has played four the United States national team in four matches, while Jeff Parke will be attempting to make his debut.
Brad Evans was one of the important players for the United States national team in the run-up to the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup final. The United States national team will be playing against Venezuela at the Phoenix Stadium in Arizona on 21st January. They will be taking on Panama four days later in Panama City. Estadio Rommel Fernandez will be the location of this extraordinary friendly between the two nations. Jeff Parke will be looking to make his debut in either of the two matches.