Kellyn Acosta receives first call-up for USMNT Senior Squad

FC Dallas homegrown player Kellyn Acosta was called up for the United States senior squad today. The twenty-year old has played three seasons with the team and is the youngest player on the national team roster for the January camp that is known more for having mostly MLS players. The Plano native has played in three youth World Cups with the United States and was somebody on the radar for the next World Cup in Russia and could be a likely pick for the United States Olympic team if they qualify for it.

The most notable thing about the USMNT was they only took two goalkeepers. Many reports were Jesse Gonzalez was going to be the third keeper, but backed out and joined the Mexico U-23 squad instead. Gonzalez has been going back and forth on who to join and while the United States had a chance, Mexico was still the favorite to land him for a camp in January.

One player who many will feel was snubbed was Matt Hedges. Hedges was a finalist for defender of the year in MLS this season, but has not done enough to impress Jurgen Klinsmann it seems to earn a call-up again after being called into the January camp last year.

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