Back in 2005, Herculez Gomez went from playing indoor soccer to a developmental spot with the Galaxy, to a starting roster spot, to being considered for the U.S. senior national team. He moved on to the Colorado Rapids before he earned his first cap this year. That accomplishment marked the first time he'd represented the U.S. national team at any level.
It's not quite the senior team, but Mike Randolph is looking to do something similar. The young Galaxy defender came on strong at the end of this year and now won't make the team's trip to Australia. That's because he's been named to the U-23 (Olympic team) provisional roster.
As the Galaxy's press release says:
"Randolph will remain in Los Angeles after having been named to the U.S. Under-23 National Team’s provisional roster for their upcoming camp. The U.S. roster is expected to be announced next week and if Randolph is named in the squad, it will be his first career call-up to the National Team at any level."