U.S. Soccer today announced that LAFC defender Tristan Blackmon has been selected as part of the 12-man senior team group ahead of the USMNT’s annual January camp. Blackmon, 24, earns his first-ever international call-up and will be reporting to IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL on January 9.
In his third season with the Black & Gold, Blackmon appeared in 14 regular season games, taking his career total to 42 MLS matches (31 starts). Last month, the 6-foot-1 defender played in all three knockout matches of the 2020 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League, logging 268 out of 270 possible minutes.
The senior team group, consisting of players aged 24 and older, will train alongside the U-23 USMNT through January 24, at which point several U-23 players will be elevated to the full USMNT roster in advance of a planned match at the end of the month.
USMNT DETAILED ROSTER BY POSITION (CLUB; CAPS/GOALS):
GOALKEEPERS (2): Sean Johnson (New York City FC; 9/0), Matt Turner (New England Revolution; 0/0)
DEFENDERS (3): Tristan Blackmon (LAFC; 0/0), Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls; 18/3), Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC; 13/2)
MIDFIELDERS (3): Kellyn Acosta (Colorado Rapids; 24/2), Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy; 17/4), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders FC; 19/0)
FORWARDS (4): Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC/CAN; 115/42), Paul Arriola (D.C. United; 34/6), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders FC; 39/10), Chris Mueller (Orlando City SC; 1/2)