Hicksville’s Parker Called Into USMNT Camp

Tim Parker, Red Bulls, USMNT
Tim Parker of the New York Red Bulls. Photo: Ben Solomon via NewYorkRedBulls.com

Hicksville native Tim Parker and his New York Red Bulls teammate Tyler Adams have been called into camp for the U.S. Men’s National Team (USMNT) for its two upcoming friendlies.

The two players were both most recently with the U.S. squad during the 2018 January camp and the international friendly against Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Following the team’s May 28 3-0 win over Bolivia in a friendly played just outside Philadelphia, the U.S. will now head to Europe for two friendlies.

On June 2 they will face Ireland at Aviva Stadium in Dublin and will meet France at Groupama Stadium in Lyon on June 9. Both matches are set to kick at 3 p.m. ET on ESPN and UniMas.

Parker, who was acquired by the Red Bulls from Vancouver Whitecaps just prior to the start of the 2018 Major League Soccer season, has earned his fourth call to the senior team. The Long Island native aims for his first senior cap after joining the United States for this year’s January camp. Parker earned his first call-up in January 2016 and was also named to camp ahead of a friendly against New Zealand in October 2016.

Adams, 19, continues to rise for club and country as he earns his fourth call-up since last November. The Wappingers Falls, New York, native has started and played 90 minutes in his previous three call-ups. Adams most recently helped the USMNT to a 1-0 win over Paraguay on March 28, earning the penalty that Bobby Wood converted for the game-winner. He earned his first cap on November 14 against Portugal.

Adams and Parker departed for the national team camp on May 29 and are scheduled to return after the match against France on June 9. Both players will miss league road matches against New England Revolution (June 2) and Columbus Crew (June 9) and New York’s U.S. Open Cup match against New York City FC (June 6) at Red Bull Arena.

In addition to Parker and Adams, U.S. head coach Dave Sarachan also called up goalkeepers Zack Steffen and William Yarbrough; defenders Shaq Moore and DeAndre Yedlin; midfielders Luca de la Torre, Kenny Saief and Wil Trapp; and forward Bobby Wood.

Seven players who were part of the MNT roster leading up to Monday’s match against Bolivia have departed camp: Alex Bono, Alejandro Guido, Lynden Gooch, Ethan Horvath, Matt Olosunde, Christian Pulisic and Walker Zimmerman.