Matt Hedges added to USMNT January roster

Matt Hedges added to USMNT January roster

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Matt Hedges added to USMNT January roster

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By DAN KARELL

One of the surprise omissions from the U.S. Men’s National Team’s January training camp roster will be joining the team, after all.

USMNT head coach Jurgen Klinsmann made a late addition on Thursday, calling in FC Dallas captain Matt Hedges to his first ever national team camp. Hedges is expected to report on Thursday.

The 24-year-old center back is coming off a strong season for an FC Dallas team that advanced to the Western Conference semifinals, starting in 35 games and scoring three goals and adding an assist. It was widely expected that he would be named to the USMNT roster for its annual January camp but was left off when the rosters were announced last Friday.

It’s unknown yet whether Hedges is replacing anyone or is just an addition to take the squad’s total number of players to 29. The USMNT is set to take on Chile on Jan. 28 and Panama on Feb. 8 at the StubHub Center in their next two friendly matches.

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