Tuesday, January 6, 2009

San Jose defender Jason Hernandez Called to Carson

U.S. head coach Bob Bradley has called in San Jose Earthquakes defender Jason Hernandez to the national team training camp in Carson. The 25-year-old is making his first-ever appearance in a national team camp. He has spent four seasons in MLS, having been drafted in 2005 by the MetroStars. After two seasons at Chivas USA, he moved to San Jose where he played in 28 games in 2008 for Frank Yallop. Hernandez will arrive into camp this evening.

Hernandez has been added to a defensive corps depleted by the absence of Clarence Goodson and Cory Gibbs.

UPDATED U.S. ROSTER BY POSITION
GOALKEEPERS (4): Jon Busch (Chicago Fire), Will Hesmer (Columbus Crew), Troy Perkins (Valerenga IF), Matt Pickens (out of contract)

DEFENDERS (7): Jonathan Bornstein (Chivas USA), Danny Califf (FC Midtjylland), Sean Franklin (Los Angeles Galaxy), Jason Hernandez (San Jose Earthquakes), Chad Marshall (Columbus Crew), Chris Wingert (Real Salt Lake), Marvell Wynne (Toronto FC)

MIDFIELDERS (9): Geoff Cameron (Houston Dynamo), Brian Carroll (Columbus Crew), Ricardo Clark (Houston Dynamo), Eddie Gaven (Columbus Crew), Stuart Holden (Houston Dynamo), Jack Jewsbury (Kansas City Wizards), Sacha Kljestan (Chivas USA), Robbie Rogers (Columbus Crew), John Thorrington (Chicago Fire)

FORWARDS (4): Brian Ching (Houston Dynamo), Kenny Cooper (FC Dallas), Charlie Davies (Hammarby IF), Chris Rolfe (Chicago Fire)

1 comment:

Leonor said...

I wouldn't mind seeing Former Revolution defender and current Jaguares defender Daniel Hernandez. He has established himself very well in the Mexican league so he must be doing something right, because it is not easy south of the border. Which makes me wonder that aside from the language barrier, why don't some of our national team member ply their trade in such a competitive league like the Mexican League. Surely, Rolfe and Sasha Klejstan would fit in nicely on a team like Pachuca or Cruz Azul.