Luis Gil has been called into a United States under-21 camp to take place next week, according to a US Soccer press release. The camp is a long-term preparatory setup to prepare for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil.
Gil's involvement doesn't bode well for his World Cup involvement, but it hardly rules it out. He is certainly one of the most experienced players in this lineup, and it's largely made up of players with Under-20 involvement. Gil was one of the leaders in that setup, and it would seem he is now.
With a very strong month in the buildup to the World Cup squad, Gil could well find himself back in contention for a World Cup spot, though. There still remains no player in the squad who can really play the role Gil does, and if Jurgen Klinsmann wants to persist with his diamond outlay, maybe there remains room for him.
Gil shouldn't miss any RSL matches as a result of this call-up, with the camp ending with a friendly against Mexican side Club Tijuana on Wednesday.
United States U-21 roster, via US Soccer
GOALKEEPERS (2): Jonathan Kempin (Oklahoma City Energy; Leawood, Kan.), Kendall McIntosh (Santa Clara; Santa Rosa, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (5): Christian Dean (Vancouver Whitecaps FC; East Palo Alto, Calif.), Juan Pablo Ocegueda (Tigres UANL; Riverside, Calif.), Shane O'Neill (Colorado Rapids; Boulder, Colo.), Dillon Serna (Colorado Rapids; Brighton, Colo.), Oscar Sorto (LA Galaxy; Los Angeles, Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Luis Gil (Real Salt Lake; Garden Grove, Calif.), Alejandro Guido (Club Tijuana; Chula Vista, Calif.), Marlon Hairston (Colorado Rapids; Jackson, Miss.), Benji Joya (Chicago Fire; San Jose, Calif.), Collin Martin (D.C. United; Chevy Chase, Md.), Esteban Rodriguez (Club Tijuana; Bell Gardens, Calif.), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew; Gahanna, Ohio)
FORWARDS (7): Daniel Cuevas (CF Lobos BUAP; Sacramento, Calif.), Danny Garcia (FC Dallas; Dallas, Texas), Jack McBean (LA Galaxy; Newport Beach, Calif.), Jordan Morris (Stanford; Mercer Island, Wash.), Sean Okoli (Seattle Sounders FC; Federal Way, Wash.), Victor Pineda (Chicago Fire; Bolingbrook, Ill.), Jose Villarreal (Cruz Azul; Inglewood, Calif.)