Justin Braun Called Up to U.S. National Team
CARSON, Calif. (Tuesday, December 20, 2010) – Chivas USA forward Justin Braun has been named by Head Coach Bob Bradley to the United States Men’s National Team for its January training camp ahead of a Jan. 22 friendly against Chile at 6:00 p.m. PT at The Home Depot Center in Carson. This will be the second call-up for Braun, who was with the U.S. for its January 2010 training camp.
Braun, 23, was Chivas USA's top scorer in 2010, notching nine goals and adding three assists in 28 games (24 starts) during the MLS season. Braun also scored twice in U.S. Open Cup play, both goals coming in a 3-1 victory over the Houston Dynamo. He was named MLS Player of the Week on July 12, 2010, after scoring both goals in a 2-0 win at Kansas City. In 67 career regular season matches (all with Chivas USA), Braun has 16 goals and 7 assists. The Salt Lake City native was signed in 2008 after being spotted playing in an amateur tournament at The Home Depot Center.
The U.S. Men’s National Team training camp begins on Jan. 4 and will last until the Jan. 22 friendly against Chile. Players will be released on Jan. 23 and Braun will join Chivas USA preseason camp on that day.
U.S. ROSTER BY POSITION
GOALKEEPERS (4): Dominic Cervi (Celtic), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Matt Pickens (Colorado Rapids), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
DEFENDERS (9): A.J. DeLaGarza (Los Angeles Galaxy), Sean Franklin (Los Angeles Galaxy), Omar Gonzalez (Los Angeles Galaxy), Ugo Ihemelu (FC Dallas), Zach Loyd (FC Dallas), Ryan Miller (Halmstads BK), Tim Ream (New York Red Bulls), Anthony Wallace (Colorado Rapids), Marvell Wynne (Colorado Rapids)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Eric Alexander (FC Dallas), Alejandro Bedoya (Örebro), Sam Cronin (San Jose Earthquakes), Mikkel Diskerud (Stabaek), Jeff Larentowicz (Colorado Rapids), Dax McCarty (D.C. United), Brek Shea (FC Dallas)
FORWARDS (4): Juan Agudelo (New York Red Bulls), Justin Braun (Chivas USA), Teal Bunbury (Sporting Kansas City), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)
Chivas USA will return to training in late January ahead of the team's 2011 Home Opener on March 19 against Omar Bravo and Sporting Kansas City. Season Seats for 2011 are now on sale, with prices remaining at the same low rates as 2010. For more information, or to purchase tickets, please call 1-877-CHIVAS-1 or visit cdchivasusa.com .