Portland Timbers defender Michael Harrington was one of 26 players selected for the U.S. national soccer team’s January training camp. The camp runs Jan. 6 to Feb. 2. It will include training in Carson, Calif., and Sao Paulo, Brazil, as well as an exhibition match against Korea Republic on Feb. 1.
This is the first senior national team opportunity for Harrington, 27. He played with the national team at the under-17, U-20 and U-23 levels.
Like many of the players called into this camp by coach Jurgen Klinsmann, Harrington did not play for the United States during World Cup qualifying and is not expected to be on the 23-man roster for this summer’s World Cup.
Seattle Sounders defenders Brad Evans and DeAndre Yedlin were also selected for this training camp.
• Mexican national team forward Jackie Acevedo was added to the Portland Thorns roster on Friday as the National Women’s Soccer League announced its allocation of players from the United States, Canadian and Mexican national teams for the 2014 season. Acevedo, 26, joins Alex Morgan, Christine Sinclair, Tobin Heath, Rachel Buehler and Karina LeBlanc as the national team players on the Thorns roster.
• Portland Thorns midfielder Amber Brooks and defender Rachel Buehler are among 28 players selected for a Jan. 8-15 U.S. women’s national team training camp. Alex Morgan will miss the camp because of a left ankle injury.