U.S. National Team Camp Update

U.S. National Team Camp Update

U.S. Men's National Team

U.S. National Team Camp Update

Troy Perkins (ISIphotos.com) 

                                                                            Photo by ISIphotos.com

by GIANFRANCO PANIZO

With so much focus going on the MLS Combine and MLS Superdraft (Thursday, 2 p.m. ET, ESPN2) it's easy to forget that Bob Bradley is holding a National Team camp on the other side of the country in preparation for the United States' friendly against Sweden.

If you haven't been keeping up to date with what's been going on in Carson, Calif. SBI is going to give you the cliff notes of what's been transpiring over the past few days:

  • For those of you hoping that Chad Marshall was finally going to get his chance to shine for the stars and stripes, you'll have to wait a little longer. Marshall entered the training camp with discomfort in his right knee and the tweak hadn't gotten any better during his week's worth of time with the team. Marshall flew back to Columbus over the weekend to treat his injury.

  • Troy Perkins has been excused from camp for five days as he returns to his club, Valerenga, for a three-day trip to train with Norwegian Special Forces.

  • To replace Perkins, Chivas USA net-minder Dan Kennedy has been summoned to train with the National Team.

  • Los Angeles Galaxy defender and 2008 Rookie of the Year Sean Franklin has been sidelined with a groin injury and sat out of today's activities.

If that list of training camp news still doesn't fill your U.S. National Team cravings, here is a video of the guys doing what they do best, playing soccer.

 

Are you distraught by Marshall having to leave the camp? Who starts at CB now against Sweden? Anyone in particular you'd like to see get called up as his replacement? Think Troy Perkins is solidifying himself as the #3 GK? Or is that spot still up for grabs for anyone to take?

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