Dave Kasper on U.S. Men's National Team callups

"Perry [Kitchen] and Steven [Birnbaum] are talented, young American players with bright futures. Perry has been an integral member of D.C. United for four years, and Steve had an impressive rookie season last year. We're excited about the recognition and opportunity for both of them."

Bill [Hamid] was invited to the January camp, but the club felt it important for him to remain in DC to rehab a minor shoulder injury he picked up last November during the playoffs. We expect Bill to be ready to start in our first CONCACAF game.”