Frei, Manneh, Hoping for Citizenship, on US Training Roster
CHICAGO (AP) — Seattle goalkeeper Stefan Frei and Vancouver midfielder Kekuta Manneh are both in the process of completing U.S. citizenship requirements. And both are among 32 players who will report to the first U.S. training camp since Bruce Arena replaced Jurgen Klinsmann as coach.
Frei relocated from Switzerland with his family in the 1990s and played college soccer for California. He would give Arena another veteran option in addition to Tim Howard and Brad Guzan. Manneh is a 22-year-old Gambian who moved to Texas in 2010.
Veterans Michael Bradley, Jozy Altidore, Jermaine Jones, Alejandro Bedoya and Chris Wondolowski also are on the roster that will report to Carson, California, starting January 10th ahead of exhibitions against Serbia on January 29th at San Diego and versus Jamaica on February 3rd at Chattanooga, Tennessee.