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Report: Keaton Parks set for USMNT call-up


The U.S. Men’s National Team continues to bring along younger prospects, and it appears at least one new face is set to join the squad after breaking through with a Portuguese giant.

According to reports fro Portugal, Keaton Parks is set to be called in to the USMNT ahead of the upcoming trio of summer friendlies. The U.S. is set to face Bolivia on May 28 at Talen Energy Stadium before heading to Europe to face Ireland and France. While the Bolivia match is expected to feature several MLS regulars, the two European-based matches are expected to be played with primarily talent from abroad.

Parks has been a regular for Benfica’s second team and made his debut for the senior group in November. The 20 year old appeared in three league matches for the first team while also featuring in two cup matches.

The midfielder has previously featured for the U.S. at the youth level, featuring for the U-20s in 2017.


  1. I like all players called up in this age bracket. It is critical that we put the older ones into retirement mode and start building for the future. #1 and #2 to be retired are Bradley and Dempsey. I really wish they’d look at that kid from Atlanta too. He’s very good

  2. I have been following this kid for over a year and his smoothness play is something to admire. His touch is superb and his vision is like a hawk, all put together in a 6’4 frame. If there is one area that he is a work in progress is his defending, he is more of a “contain” type of a defender rather than “in your face” type like Mckennie.

  3. I like this call-up. While Parks may not be a first team player right now, he has progressed quickly in the past couple years. While I haven’t seen much of his play he does appear to be another technically gifted player who can help revamp our midfield. We seem to be building a nice stable of CMs (McKennie, Adams, Parks, Lletget, Scott) that we’ll be able to pull from.

    Hopefully we’ll get a chance to see him on the field for more than the Weah cameo.


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