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San Jose Earthquakes Wondolowski Named to USMNT Roster

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Chris Wondolowski, Kiowa, was one of 28 players called into training camp on Friday morning by Jurgen Klinsmann, head coach of the United States Men’s National Team. This is the team’s first training camp of 2015, indicating an early glimpse, perhaps, of the players who might lead team USA in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Wondolowski is listed on USMNT’s roster as one of 6 forwards.

Their traning starts in Carson, Calif. at least 350 miles from Wondolowski’s San Jose Earthquakes Avaya Stadium. The camp runs from Jan. 12-Feb. 8, but training locations will be split between California and Santiago, Chile. According to an Earthquakes news release, after 12 days in California, the team will head to Santiago from Jan. 25-29 to prepare for its first game of the year against Chile’s 2014 World Cup team on Wednesday, Jan. 28. 

When they return from Chile, they will come back to Carson for a game against Panama on Feb. 8. That game will be broadcast on ESPN.

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Wondolowski, 31, made his World Cup debut on June 22, 2014 against Portugal coming on as a substitute in the 87th minute. He went on to play against Belgium on July 1 in the Round of 16. Belgium ended the USA’s World Cup dream with a 2-1 victory in Salvador.