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Tim Parker Earns Call-Up to USMNT Training Camp

It's the first time he's gotten the call to the Senior Squad

Bob Frid-USA TODAY Sports

Vancouver Whitecaps Center Back Tim Parker has been called up to the Senior United States Men's National Team, the first time he's ever been called up to the Senior squad. The training camp is set to include friendlies versus Iceland and Canada.

The training camp will take place from January 10th to February 6th at the StubHub center in Carson, California. According to, Parker will then join the Whitecaps in Arizona to play in the 2016 Desert Friendlies.

The 22 year old was a question mark heading into the season after the Whitecaps drafted him in the first round of the 2015 MLS SuperDraft, but he proved his worth as the season wore on. He eventually started 14 times in the regular season and appeared a total of 15 times. He also played every minute of both of the Whitecaps playoff matches versus the Portland Timbers.

The full roster is as follows:


Goalkeepers (2): Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Luis Robles (New York Red Bulls)

Defenders (5): Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Matt Miazga (New York Red Bulls), Eric Miller (Montreal Impact), Tim Parker (Vancouver Whitecaps FC)

Midfielders (11): Fatai Alashe (San Jose Earthquakes), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Mix Diskerud (New York City FC), Ethan Finlay (Columbus Crew SC), Jermaine Jones (Unattached), Darlington Nagbe (Portland Timbers), Lee Nguyen (New England Revolution), Marc Pelosi (San Jose Earthquakes), Matt Polster (Chicago Fire), Tony Tchani (Columbus Crew SC), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew SC)

Forwards (5): Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), Jerome Kiesewetter (VfB Stuttgart), Jordan Morris (Unattached), Khiry Shelton (New York City FC), Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy)