Former Maryland men's soccer stars Graham Zusi and Taylor Kemp were among the 32 players invited to U.S. men's national team coach Bruce Arena's first camp, the team announced Thursday.
The all-Major League Soccer winter training camp begins Tuesday and runs for nearly a month in Carson, Calif. It's the first since former U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann was fired in November.
Zusi has been a national-team staple since making his debut in 2012. The Sporting Kansas City midfielder has five goals in 42 appearances with the U.S. senior squad. A two-time national champion at Maryland, Zusi will work with the defense this camp.
Kemp, a two-time All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection, was drafted No. 17 overall by D.C. United in 2013. The defender has started in 73 games for United, tying a career high with six assists last season. This is his first U.S. camp call-up.
United center back Steve Birnbaum and goalkeeper Bill Hamid also were named to Arena's roster.
The United States will hold a friendly against Serbia on Jan. 29 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, Calif., before resuming World Cup qualifying against Jamaica in Chattanooga, Tenn., on Feb. 3.