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USA MNT Head Coach Mike Tolkin has named the list of players who will assemble next week to push for a spot on the World Cup Qualifier team.
The group of 28 players will go through their paces at Life University in Marietta, Ga., and then players who are overseas will arrive in the USA a week later. Out of those two groups Tolkin will select his team to play Uruguay March 22 in Monetevideo, and March 29 at Atlanta's Fifth Third Bank Stadium.
Returning Eagles from last fall's November tour include Derek Asbun, Joe Cowley, John Cullen, Shaun Davies and Seamus Kelly. Eric Fry is one of the few overseas players able to break away early, and he will also be in Marietta.
Tolkin said he likes the competition for places.
"Guys are really having to compete one-on-one against each other," he said. "Earning a place on the squad continues to become much more challenging."
The Eagles will train March 11-15 and scrimmage Life University on the final day before Tolkin selects approximately 11 players to travel to Florida, where the overseas professionals will arrive.
Several of the players in this list have excellent chances of making the team, while others are in camp for the first or second time.
Adam Siddall is named in the list but still has to pass a fitness test.
USA Preliminary Camp
Derek Asbun - New York Athletic Club
Garrett Brewer - St. Mary's College
Chris Chapman - New York Athletic Club
Joe Cowley - Life University
Miles Craigwell - Seattle-OPSB
John Cullen - Seattle-OPSB
Shaun Davies - Life University
TC Elliott - Seattle-OPSB
Zach Fenoglio - Glendale Raptors
Eric Fry - London Scottish RFC
Troy Hall - New York Athletic Club
Graham Harriman - James Bay RFC
Seamus Kelly - University of California
Olive Kilifi - Seattle-OPSB
Kelly Kolberg - Dallas RFC
Chad London - Glendale Raptors
Dave Martini - Santa Monica RFC
Tim Maupin - Olympic Club/USA 7s Program
Adam Siddall - USA 7s Program*
Louis Stanfill - Seattle-OPSB
Kyle Strohman - Life University
Kyle Sumsion - BYU
Shalom Suniula - Seattle-OPSB
Phil Thiel - Life University
Tai Tuisamoa - Old Mission Beach Athletic Club
Matt Trouville - Seattle-OPSB
Zach Walker - Life University
Nick Wallace - James Bay RFC