Arena Names Roster for January Camp and Friendlies

U.S. Men’s National Team manager Bruce Arena has named 30 players to the training camp roster that will begin workouts Jan. 4 at the National Training Center in Carson, Calif. Heath Pearce, who will be on winter break from his club FC Norjælland of the Danish Super League joins 29 off-season MLS players in preparation for a series of friendlies in late January & early February. The U.S. will open 2006 action against Canada on Jan. 22 in San Diego (8 p.m. EST), then host Norway on Jan. 29 at The Home Depot Center (5 p.m. EST, ESPN2). The U.S. will play Japan for only the second time in history when they meet at SBC Park on Feb. 10 in San Francisco. The USA’s first match in the city in 26 years kicks off at 11 p.m. EST and will be broadcast live on ESPN2. In addition to the notable presence of Freddy Adu at his first senior National Team training camp, the roster also includes first time campers Brad Guzan, Todd Dunivant, Ugo Ihemelu and Nate Jaqua.