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Houston Dynamo's Brad Davis added to US national team roster

Houston Dynamo midfielder Brad Davis has been added to the US men’s national team roster ahead of the team’s two upcoming World Cup qualifying matches against Costa Rica and Mexico.

Davis, 31, was also included on the team’s roster during the first World Cup qualifier in Honduras last month, but did not play in the 2-1 loss. He has six caps, but has never appeared in a World Cup qualifying match. Head coach Jurgen Klinsmann announced the team's initial 23-man roster on Monday.

The five-time MLS All-Star has scored one goal in two league games this year and added another goal in the Dynamo’s CONCACAF Champions League win over Santos Laguna earlier this month. He finished with eight goals and 12 assists last season while leading the Dynamo to the MLS Cup, and posted a career-high 16 assists in 2011, when he finished as the runner-up to D.C. United’s Dwayne De Rosario for MLS MVP.

A limited group of US players worked out in Denver on Monday before the rest of the team arrived ahead of Tuesday’s practice, and the full 24-man roster is expected to train on Wednesday at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, site of the team’s matchup on Friday night against Costa Rica. They’ll take on Mexico on Mexico City next Tuesday.