DAVID SMITH - Monday, May 23, 2016
FC Dallas defender Kellyn Acosta has been brought into Jürgen Klinsmann's USA roster for the team's exhibition matchup against Ecuador on Wednesday evening.
Acosta was named on Klinsmann's original 40-man roster for the Copa América, and while not selected for the final 23, could still earn a call-up should any of the current squad be knocked out of contention due to injury prior to the team's first game on June 3.
The 20 year-old defender will be on familiar turf, as he has spent the entirety of his career at FC Dallas, and has called Frisco's Toyota Park home since his 2013 debut with the team.
Acosta was named to the preliminary Copa roster as a defender, but is a versatile player who can provide cover deep in the midfield or on the outside in the defense.
With Alejandro Bedoya, Geoff Cameron and Fabian Johnson all currently slowed by injury, and Timmy Chandler set to join the squad late due to Frankfurt's relegation playoff in Germany, the Plano, Texas native will have a good chance to earn his third cap in a highly familiar setting.
While mixing time as a starter and sub so far this season for Dallas, he is coming into Wednesday's game on a high note, having earned a pair of assists off the bench in the team's 4-2 win over New England during the weekend.