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Nguyen, Jones Called up for USMNT Action

Photo credit: Kari Heistad/

Photo credit: Kari Heistad/

The wait is finally over for Lee Nguyen.

Seven years after his last U.S. National Team call-up, the Revolution midfielder was named to U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann’s 25-man roster for the squad’s upcoming friendlies against Colombia (Nov. 14) and Ireland (Nov. 18). Nguyen, who has three caps on his National Team resume, last saw action with the U.S. during its 2007 Copa America run.

In addition to Nguyen, fellow Revolution teammate Jermaine Jones was also named to the roster.

“We want to finish 2014 on a high note and continue to try to meet the top teams eye to eye,” said Klinsmann said in a release on Monday. “In these last two games we want our veterans to really become mentors both on and off the field, and we want to see our youngsters take advantage of the opportunity to make their case and grow from the experience. These performances will set the tone for 2015.”

Nguyen has collected a combined 20 goals between the 2014 MLS regular season and playoffs. He led the league with nine game-winning strikes, and his 18 regular season goals were the most scored by a pure midfielder in MLS history.


GOALKEEPERS (4): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)

DEFENDERS (9): DaMarcus Beasley (Houston Dynamo), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt), Greg Garza (Club Tijuana), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Jermaine Jones (New England Revolution), DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders FC)

MIDFIELDERS (6): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Julian Green (Hamburg), Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt), Lee Nguyen (New England Revolution)

FORWARDS (6): Jozy Altidore (Sunderland), Miguel Ibarra (Minnesota United FC), Jordan Morris (Stanford), Rubio Rubin (Utrecht), Bobby Wood (1860 Munich), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)

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