FRISCO, TX - JULY 16: Brek Shea #20 of the FC Dallas dribbles the ball against Daniel Woolard #21 of the D.C. United at Pizza Hut Park on July 16, 2011 in Frisco, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
FC Dallas will once again be represented on the national team stage next weekend. Both defender Zach Loyd and midfielder Brek Shea were called into Jurgen Klinsmann's 24-man roster for the upcoming friendlies with Costa Rica and Belgium.
This marks the second call in a row for these two. It comes at a big time in the season of course for Dallas as they are in the middle of a packed season with the regular season games, the USOC and the CONCACAF Champions League.
(Read on for the rest of the roster and more thoughts)
For the most part this shouldn't impact the club too much. Both will be in camp next week, likely after the club's USOC semifinal game next Tuesday with the club. Even if the team meets earlier in LA I would imagine Klinsmann will allow Shea and Loyd to join them once the USOC game is over.
It does however mean that neither will be available for the Tigres friendly next weekend on the 3rd. To be fair, I would imagine that Schellas Hyndman was planning on resting those two and a few other starters for that game anyways.
Below is the full roster, what do you all think?
DEFENDERS (9): Carlos Bocanegra (Rangers), Edgar Castillo (Club America), Timmy Chandler (FC Nürnberg), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover), Clarence Goodson (Brondby), Zach Loyd (FC Dallas), Michael
Orozco Fiscal (San Luis), Heath Pearce (Chivas USA), Tim Ream (New York Red Bulls)
MIDFIELDERS (9): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Clint Dempsey (Fulham), Maurice Edu (Rangers), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim), Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht), Jeff Larentowicz (Colorado Rapids), Robbie Rogers (Columbus Crew), Brek Shea (FC Dallas), Jose Torres (Pachuca)