Porter and Pontius called to nationals

Porter and Pontius called to nationals
July 7, 2013, 11:45 am
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Monica McNutt 

CSN Washington.com

D.C United midfielder Kyle Porter has been named to the Canadian Men’s National Team’s 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup roster and teammate, Chris Pontius, was selected for the U.S. Men’s National Team’s  (USMNT) 35-player pool.

This will be Porter’s third appearance for the Canadian National Team. Since joining D.C. United in February from the Vancouver Whitecaps, the 23-year old has started in 11 matches, appeared in 15, scored a goal and tallied an assist.

Pontius, although not officially on the U.S. roster, has been called to training camps in the past, two in early 2010 while the U.S. prepared for an El Salvador friendly.

The 2012 MLS All-Star MVP did not attend this year’s camp in January due to injury precaution.  As DCU’s longest tenured player, Pontius has notched 100 starts, appeared in 115 games since 2006 and scored 26 goals alongside 15 assists.

The CONCACAF Gold Cup will take place across the United States in 13 different venues from July 7-28.  The final will take place in Chicago.