It should come as no surprise to Rapids faithful that our very own Marlon Hairston has been called up for the January U.S. Men’s National Team training camp. He will report on January 10th in Carson, California, and the camp will run until January 28 with a friendly vs. Bosnia & Herzegovina at the Stubhub Center.
Marly was the only Colorado Rapids player that featured in all 34 games last season, earning three goals and four assists. In the past, Hairston has been called up to the U-20, U-21 and U-23 camps.
According to the official press release, acting U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Dave Sarachan said, “We’re excited about our 2018 January Camp roster. It’s all about the future and opportunity. We clearly feel that we want to have a look at these players that have the chance to be a part of the National Team for a number of years to come. It’s a long journey forward, but this is the first step starting in 2018 for the program and for these players to now get experience at this level.”
We couldn’t be happier for Marly and hope to see him in the friendly on January 28!
Here’s the full list of January camp players, which is mostly younger guys, all from MLS: