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Orlando City Left Back Brek Shea Named to USMNT for Mexico Friendly

The Lions defender is the lone Orlando representative and one of eight defenders named to Jurgen Klinsmann's squad for Wednesday's big game.

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As expected, Brek Shea was selected by USMNT Head Coach Jurgen Klinsmann for the 22-man roster for the upcoming match against rival Mexico in San Antonio. Shea and his U.S. mates will face their archrivals at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Alamodome. The game will be televised nationally on FOX Sports 1, UniMas and Univision Deportes.

Shea was one of eight defenders named to the squad, despite the fact he's recently played left wing for the USMNT. The only other Orlando City candidate for the squad, aside from youth internationals Conor Donovan, Tommy Redding and Tyler Turner, is defensive midfielder Amobi Okugo, who wasn't selected (again, as expected).

Since the Lions don't play again until Saturday night in Columbus, Shea should be available to face the Crew in the club's next game.

Orlando City is one of 10 MLS clubs represented on Wednesday's squad. The U.S. is 2-0-3 against Mexico under Klinsmann.

Here is your complete roster for Wednesday:

Goalkeepers (3): Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake), William Yarbrough (Club Leon)

Defenders (8): Ventura Alvarado (Club America), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders FC), Greg Garza (Club Tijuana), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Michael Orozco (Puebla), Brek Shea (Orlando City SC), DeAndre Yedlin (Tottenham Hotspur)

Midfielders (6): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana), Mix Diskerud (New York City FC), Miguel Ibarra (Minnesota United FC), Lee Nguyen (New England Revolution)

Forwards (5): Juan Agudelo (New England Revolution), Julian Green (Hamburg), Jordan Morris (Stanford University), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes), Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy)