Defenders Heath Pearce (FC Dallas) and Michael Parkhurst (FC Nordsjaelland) -- both IMG Academy soccer program alums -- were named to the U.S. Men's National Team for upcoming friendlies against Poland and Colombia.
U.S. will face Poland at Chicago's Soldier Field on Sat., Oct. 9, and Colombia on Tuesday, Oct. 12 at PPL Park in Chester, Pa.
See the full roster here.
Pearce made the 30-man preliminary World Cup roster, but missed out on the 23-man squad that went to South Africa for the 2010 World Cup. He is in his second year in the MLS after playing in the Danish Superliga and German Bundesliga.
Parkhurst won the MLS Defender of the Year award in 2007 while playing for the New England Revolution before moving to the Danish Superliga, where he currently plays.