Houston Dynamo midfielder Brad Davis received some good news on Tuesday.
U.S. Soccer announced that he has been added to the United States men’s national team heading into its CONCACAF World Cup qualifying matches against Costa Rica and Mexico.
Davis, 31, has earned six caps with the U.S. men’s national team. He is a five-time MLS All-Star and last season was his fourth consecutive year to earn Dynamo team MVP honors. Davis has two goals in four games this season, including a game-winner versus Santos Laguna on March 5 and a late equalizer in a 3-2 loss at FC Dallas on Sunday.
The U.S. will face Costa Rica at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo. on Friday at 9 p.m. This is the second game in the final round of qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
Through Oct. 15, the U.S. will play ten total matches – five home and five away – against the five remaining CONCACAF countries: Costa Rica, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico and Panama. The top three teams will advance to the 2014 World Cup, while the fourth place team will advance to a playoff series against the winner of the Oceania region.
U.S. Roster by Position
Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
Tony Beltran (Real Salt Lake), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City),Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Clarence Goodson (Brondby), Justin Morrow (San Jose Earthquakes)
DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Michael Bradley (Roma), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Maurice Edu (Bursaspor), Jermaine Jones (Schalke), Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht), Brek Shea (Stoke City), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
Jozy Altidore (AZ Alkmaar), Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna), Clint Dempsey (Tottenham Hotspur), Herculez Gomez (Santos), Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders FC)