Now former Syracuse Orange men's soccer keeper Alex Bono has had himself quite a couple days.
First, Bono became the first men's soccer player in SU history to go pro early, earning a Generation Adidas contract with the MLS.
Former Syracuse University goalie Alex Bono was named to the 28-player U.S. Men's National Team training camp roster on Friday, Jan. 9 by Team USA head coach Jurgen Klinsmann. Bono is one of four goalkeepers who have been called to Carson, Calif. for the camp, which runs from Jan. 12 to Feb. 8.
The camp will be conducted across two continents. After 12 days in California, the team will head to Santiago in Chile for training from Jan. 25-29 as it prepares for its first friendly of the year against fellow 2014 World Cup side Chile on Wednesday, Jan. 28 at Estadio El Teniente in Rancagua.
Following its match in Chile, the team returns to the U.S. for the remainder of the camp, which culminates with a friendly against Panama on Feb. 8 in Carson. Kickoff at the StubHub Center is set for 4 p.m. ET, and the match will be broadcast live on ESPN.
The other three goalies invited are all currently playing in MLS, so, some pretty good company there.
And just in case Bono was feeling good enough about himself, he's been named a finalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy,college soccer's Heisman. The award will be awarded tonight.