Apr 26, 2015; Orlando, FL, USA; Orlando City SC midfielder/defender Brek Shea (20) dribbles the ball against the Toronto FC during the first half at Orlando Citrus Bowl Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Orlando City midfielder Brek Shea was called up to the US Men’s National Team by manager Jurgen Klinsmann on Sunday for a pair of upcoming friendlies against Germany and the Netherlands.
As a result of the call-up, the Lions will be without Shea for a second straight week when the team travels to Chicago to take on the Fire this Saturday.
Shea was one of 22 players brought in by Klinsmann to take on the Netherlands this Friday in Amsterdam (2:30 p.m. ET on ESPN), and then Germany five days later on June 10 in Cologne. The US and Germany last met in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, when Germany pulled off a 1-0 win in the final match of group play.
Orlando City missed Shea’ presence in the lineup on Saturday night with the midfielder serving a one-game suspension for the red card he picked in up the San Jose match last weekend. Adrian Heath started young Colombian Carlos Rivas in his place, and could yet another start again against Chicago, or could be benched in favor of Lewis Neal, who made his return from injury on Saturday night against Columbus.
Here’s the full roster picked out by Klinsmann:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake), William Yarbrough (Club Leon)
DEFENDERS (7): Ventura Alvarado (Club America), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders FC), Michael Orozco (Puebla), Brek Shea (Orlando City SC), DeAndre Yedlin (Tottenham Hotspur)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Mix Diskerud (New York City FC), Miguel Ibarra (Minnesota United FC), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Jermaine Jones (New England Revolution), Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt), Danny Williams (Reading)
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FORWARDS (4): Juan Agudelo (New England Revolution), Aron Johannsson (AZ Alkmaar), Bobby Wood (1860 Munich), Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy)
In addition, Orlando City forward Cyle Larin was called up by the Canadian National Team for an upcoming for World Cup qualifiers against Dominica on June 11 and June 16, according to Paul Tenorio of the Orlando Sentinel.
Unlike Shea, Larin will be available for the Lions when the take on the Fire this Saturday. However, the 20-year-old striker will miss Orlando City’s next home match, against DC United on June 14.
The Canadian rookie was given another start by Heath on Saturday against Columbus, coming close to scoring on several occasions, but missing a handful of pointblank and one-on-one shots inside the penalty area.