CHANDLER ACCEPTS USMNT CALLUP
RECAPS
EXTRA TIME
BRIAN SCIARETTA - Friday, November 9, 2012
After nearly a year away from the team, Nurnberg right back Timothy Chandler will return to the United States national team next week for a friendly against Russia.

Chandler, 22, made his debut with the US team in 2011 in a friendly against Argentina. To this day, however, he has only played in friendlies and is not captied to the US team.

Earlier this year, US head coach Jurgen Klinsmann said that Chandler was not committed to the US team leading to speculation that the German-born fullback was holding out hopes for a callup from the German national team.

"We can confirm that Timmy has accepted a callup," FC Nurnberg press officer Katharina Wildermuth told YA on Friday.

Through the first 10 games of the Bundesliga season, Nurnberg sit in 14th place with 11 points.
Quin
Wednesday November 14, 2012 8:22 am
I'm sure his club was concerned about the numerous calls btw friendlies and qualifiers . With the Hexagonal right around the corner we will know soon. With two other young German based players now capped and committed, I fully expect him to play in the Hexagonal.
Bear06
Monday November 12, 2012 11:34 pm
You mad Desi?
jim
Monday November 12, 2012 9:28 am
You guys need to grow up & stop acting like little boys. This is what it's like to compete for top players. If you want him, you have to sell him long & hard... and yes, he *is* that good.
rick
Sunday November 11, 2012 9:36 pm
He's not committed to the U.S. and should not be on the team anymore. There are plenty of other people who deserve a shot over him like Lichaj and Ream.
Cole Joseph
Sunday November 11, 2012 8:58 pm
Any idea how long JK is gonna wait until he announces the roster for the Russia friendly? 10 minutes before game time? I'm sick of waiting, Russia submitted theirs a week ago. Anyway glad Chandler is back. Hope he stays this time amour back line can use all the help it can get.
CMBUNITED
Saturday November 10, 2012 5:40 pm
English will soon be a second language on the US National Team! It was one thing looking in other countries for players in 1994, it's not acceptable in 2012!
Alex
Friday November 9, 2012 6:08 pm
At the end of the day soccer is a business in which everybody is looking out for themselves. I don't fault TC for exercising all of his options until the last possible minute. After all, it is not like head coaches that players will get a call up once they commit so why shouldn't players make sure they are in the best position before they do so.
Desi
Friday November 9, 2012 5:48 pm
this guy again?
Rob
Friday November 9, 2012 4:22 pm
To be honest I am over Chandler, and would rather the USMNT just move on. I feel like the message was sent loud and clear that he is waiting on a Germany call up and until he accepts an invitation that cap ties him he shouldn't be invited at all. This is just taking minutes away form another player who would contribute in the future for one that might, but thus far has proved unwilling. I think this is a bad move.
2tone
Friday November 9, 2012 3:34 pm
I will tell you right now that Klinsmann would not be calling in Chandler if he wasn't ready to fully commit to the USMNT. This friendly would give another RB valuable experience i.e. Beitashour or Myers.

Klinsmann is not fooling around with this situation, and I am sure come February Chandler will be on the roster against Honduras.
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