Perry Kitchen has been called up the USA squad for their upcoming friendly matches.
The Hearts captain will travel to Havana with Jurgen Kilnsmann’s squad for a friendly game against Cuba on October 7th before hosting New Zealand in Washington, DC four days later.
24-year-old Perry has four caps to his name and was part of the US squad in this summer’s Copa America tournament.
Head coach Klinsmann will use the friendly matches to assess the potential of some of his players ahead of the States' World Cup Qualifying games against Mexico and Costa Rica.
“These two games are very important for us because it’s the last time we can see certain players before making the decision on the 23 going in to represent us for the Mexico and Costa Rica clashes,” said Klinsmann. “There’s a lot at stake for the players to make their case, to show where they are right now.
"We have the opportunity to bring some players back that haven’t been with us for a little bit, and we want to see if they can put a stamp on this camp and have a chance for being in the roster next month.
"The bigger picture behind this is definitely Mexico and Costa Rica, and these two games will show us a lot about individual players.”