Chicago (May 23, 2013) - U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann announced the addition of Houston Dynamo left back Corey Ashe to the training camp roster eligible to play in the game against Belgium on May 29 at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland (TICKETS).
Ashe will return to Houston in time for the June 1 match in Columbus. He is the third Dynamo player to be included on the roster, joining midfielder Brad Davis and goalkeeper Tally Hall.
This is the first call up to the full Men's National Team for Ashe. The product of the U-17 Residency Program co-captained the team to a fifth-place finish at the 2003 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Finland.
The U.S. has a pair of friendlies against Belgium and Germany before jumping back into FIFA World Cup Qualifying against Jamaica, Panama and Honduras in June. The team has a 23-game unbeaten streak at home in World Cup Qualifying, and currently sit second in the table with four points, just one point behind leaders Panama.
U.S. ROSTER BY POSITION
GOALKEEPERS (6) :Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tally Hall (Houston Dynamo), Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Tim Howard (Everton), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
DEFENDERS (9) : Corey Ashe (Houston Dynamo), DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Edgar Castillo (Club Tijuana), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Clarence Goodson (Brondby), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim), Michael Parkhurst (Augsburg)
MIDFIELDERS (11) : Michael Bradley (Roma), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Maurice Edu (Bursaspor), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders FC), Stuart Holden (Bolton), Jermaine Jones (Schalke), Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht), Brek Shea (Stoke City), Danny Williams (Hoffenheim), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
FORWARDS (5) : Jozy Altidore (AZ Alkmaar), Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna), Clint Dempsey (Tottenham Hotspur), Herculez Gomez (Santos), Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders FC)
The U.S. Men's National Team will host a public training session Tuesday, May 28, at 5 p.m. ET at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland. Admission to the event is free, and parking is available for $3 in the West 3rd lot.
Fans who pre-register on ussoccer.com will be entered to have a chance to meet U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann at the stadium prior to the training session.