George John Earns Call From U.S. National Team
Dec. 22, 2011
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CHICAGO - Former Washington star George John was among the 20 players named to the U.S. Men's National Team roster released by head coach Jurgen Klinsmann today. The 20 players will participate in a training camp that will run from Jan. 3-26 in the U.S. and Panama. The Americans will take on Venezuela Jan. 21 in Glendale, Ariz., and Panama on Jan. 25 in Panama City.
John, a defender for FC Dallas in MLS, would be making his first appearance for the senior national team if he selected to play against either Venezuela or Panama.
John, a 24-year old from Shoreline, Wash., was a two-time, first-team All-Pac-10 selection and also a two-time Scholar All-America first-teamer. His college career spanned from 2005 to 2008.
After being drafted in the first round of the 2009 MLS SuperDraft, he made his professional debut for Dallas in April of 2009. In 2011, he appeared in 31 of Dallas' 34 MLS matches.
The 20 players named by Klinsmann will report to training camp in Phoenix on jan. 3 and then move to the National Training Center in Carson, Calif., for more training Jan. 13-20.
The complete 20-man roster follows. For more details, go to the U.S. Men's National Team web site.
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