Sounders Johnson and Evans called in by US Team for World Cup qualifier

Sounders FC forward Eddie Johnson and midfielder Brad Evans were both called in by the U.S. National Team for Wednesday’s World Cup qualifier in Honduras. Those two will be facing teammate Mario Martinez, who was called in by Honduras.

Johnson and Evans both played in last week’s friendly against Canada, but many players who were on that squad were left off for Wednesday’s game as many of America’s top players, who play in Europe, are coming in for this game. Johnson and Evans are two of the seven MLS players on the roster for Wednesday’s game.

Evans, who played the second half of last week’s game as a right back, is listed as a defender. He last played a competitive match for the U.S. National Team in 2009. Johnson, meanwhile, continues his push to play in the 2014 World Cup after being left off of the 2010 squad. He was a National Team regular for years after first being called up in 2004, but as he struggled in Europe, he saw his role decrease with the National Team as well. His strong play with Sounders FC led to a call-up last fall, however, and Johnson was one of the best players on the field in a pair of World Cup qualifiers in October.

Sounders FC defender Adam Johansson was called in by Sweden for a friendly against Argentina in Stockholm, Sweden on February 6. Evans, Johnson, Martinez and Johansson are all expected to join Seattle for preseason training following this week’s games.

U.S. ROSTER BY POSITION (World Cup qualifying Caps/Goals)

GOALKEEPERS (3): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa – 5/3 SO), Tim Howard (Everton – 22/9 SO), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire – 0/0)

DEFENDERS (9): Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City – 0/0), Carlos Bocanegra (Racing Santander – 31/5), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City – 5/0), Edgar Castillo (Club Tijuana – 0/0), Timmy Chandler (Nuremberg – 0/0), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders – 0/0), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy – 0/0), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim – 3/0), Michael Parkhurst (Augsburg – 3/0)

MIDFIELDERS (8): Michael Bradley (Roma – 19/5), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo – 0/0), Maurice Edu (Bursaspor – 9/0), Jermaine Jones (Schalke 04 – 5/0), Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht – 12/0), Jose Torres (Tigres – 9/0), Danny Williams (Hoffenheim – 4/0), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City – 3/0)

FORWARDS (4): Jozy Altidore (AZ Alkmaar – 17/6), Clint Dempsey (Tottenham Hotspur – 26/10), Herculez Gomez (Santos – 6/2), Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders – 11/10)

More in Sports

Rams rout Seahawks 42-7 in NFC West showdown

Los Angeles built a 34-0 halftime lead and cruised to the victory.

RPI has changed way hoops coaches approach non-league games

The implementation of RPI for state-tourney seeding has local basketball coaches thinking differently.

Everett’s Dustin Wolf stops a shot Saturday night at the Angels of the Winds Arena in Everett on December 16, 2017. (Kevin Clark / The Daily Herald)
Sivertips bounce back, rout Cougars 4-0

Dustin Wolf notches his first career shutout as Everett rebounds from a loss to beat Prince George.

How might NHL team in Seattle impact Silvertips?

A look at local reaction to the possibility of the NHL coming to Seattle.

Seahawks ditch ‘every game is the same’ mantra for Rams showdown

Seattle hosts first-place Los Angeles in what is essentially the NFC West championship game on Sunday.

Freshmen contributing for UW men’s basketball team

Mike Hopkins likes what he’s seen from his freshmen through… Continue reading

Saturday’s prep scores, recaps

BOYS BASKETBALL Neah Bay 61, Darrington 55 Bellingham 77, Sultan 55 Interlake… Continue reading

Smalley resigns as Snohomish football coach

Kai Smalley has resigned his position as head coach of the Snohomish… Continue reading

Seattle Seahawks vs. Los Angeles Rams inactives report

Seattle linebacker Bobby Wagner will play, but his running partner K.J. Wright will not.

Most Read