Friday, January 24, 2014

Besler, Feilhaber, Zusi to Remain with US Team

Today US Soccer announced that 22 players from the recent 26 man camp will stick around for next Saturday's friendly against South Korea. Of KC's five representatives, three will be remaining with the US team. Matt Besler, Benny Feilhaber, and Graham Zusi will be the three Sporting representatives available for the game.
Besler gets to work on forming his partnership with Omar Gonzalez who right now appears to be the team that will anchor the center of defense for the US in Brazil. Feilhaber meanwhile gets the chance to continue to impress and earn his second cap while a member of Sporting KC. His first cap came last year at Camp Cupcake. Zusi will get to continue to push for inclusion on the national team in Brazil and fight for a starting spot.
That means that Sporting's outside backs, Chance Myers and Seth Sinovic will not be continuing with the team and have been "released to their clubs." The interesting part of that is in the release that Sporting put out about the moves by US Soccer, Myers' name is listed nowhere. The release makes mention to Sinovic being released to join the team in Arizona, but the out of contract Myers is not listed.
It's not a huge surprise with him out of contract, but it's still a bit of one to not see his name listed at all in the release. Word on Twitter today is that the big hold up in the deal is money. Myers is also apparently exploring options in Scandinavia and Germany.

1 comment:

hartley said...

I must say, I am disappointed for Seth -- especially since Harrington was kept for the friendly match. I just don't see Harrington as a starter as left back ahead of Seth.

And I hope we get the Chance situation ironed out soon. Either way, I hope it is done soon and not dragged out.