David Bingham has been added to the United States roster for January camp, according to Doug McIntyre. The San Jose Earthquakes goalkeeper will be with the team from the start of training, joining Bill Hamid and Luis Robles as the backstops in the squad.
There were only two goalkeepers on the initial camp roster that was released on Wednesday. That is because Jesse Gonzalez was originally going to be part of the team, but the 20-year-old decided on Tuesday that he would instead continue playing for Mexico and bypass the chance to play for the U.S. As a result, Jurgen Klinsmann was down to just two backstops, which isn't ideal for a long training camp. Now he has Bingham too, which gives the U.S. the desired three.
Bingham has never played for the U.S. before. He has been a professional since 2011, when he signed with MLS and was allocated to the Quakes, but the 26-year-old only became the team's starter last season. He had a good campaign for San Jose and has now been rewarded with his first national team call-up. His older sister, Kimberly, was also a goalkeeper and was part of the national team during training camps, but her only caps came with youth teams.