On Wednesday night, Columbus Crew SC homegrown midfielder Wil Trapp made his U.S. Men's National Team debut in a 3-2 loss at Chile.
Trapp entered the game as a second half substitute in the 59th minute, replacing fellow central midfielder Mix Diskerud. Shortly after coming on, U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann made a formation adjustment from the 3-5-2 his team began with to a 4-4-2 and a diamond midfield. Trapp was moved to the outside, but remained pinched central for most of the match.
Trapp gave a fair representation of himself while on the pitch. Despite his side allowing two goals and conceding a 2-1 lead after he checked into the match, Trapp was able to get on the ball a few times and connect with his U.S. teammates. He did show a few nerves, but that is to be expected on his debut.
Trapp earned his first career call-up for the U.S.'s January training camp and made the 23-man roster to remain for Wednesday's match. He will have 10 days in training to continue to impress Klinsmann and his staff before potentially making his second appearance for his country on Feb. 8 against Panama at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.
The 22-year old should gain some valuable experience playing alongside Michael Bradley, Jermaine Jones, and Lee Nguyen to bring back to the Crew SC preseason camp which is already underway.
The Black and Gold will kickoff the 2015 season on Mar. 7 on the road against the Houston Dynamo.