Jan. 14, 2013
CARSON, Calif. - One year after coaching the U.S. Men's National Team goalkeepers in a January training camp, California assistant coach Henry Foulk is working in the same role at the current USMNT training camp at U.S. Soccer's National Training Center at The Home Depot Center.
U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann brought in Foulk to work with national team goalies Tally Hall (of Major League Soccer's Houston Dynamo), Bill Hamid (D.C. United) and Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire) at the camp, which began on Jan. 7. On Jan. 27, the U.S. men will travel to Houston, where they will play Canada in a friendly on Jan. 29 at BBVA Compass Stadium, the home of the Dynamo and former Golden Bear Calen Carr.
Foulk has worked with the Cal men's team for 13 seasons.
"Henry has been the top goalkeeper coach in the country for college soccer for years," Grimes said. "Currently we have three goalkeeper alums in MLS, and Henry has been an integral part of their development here at Cal. U.S. Soccer has realized his talents, and for him to be brought into the senior national team is a tremendous accomplishment for Henry and our program."
In January of 2012, Foulk worked with the U.S. goalies at a training camp in Arizona.
A former Cal star goalkeeper in his own right, Foulk has gained acclaim for the number and quality of netminders Cal has produced for the professional ranks. He worked with all the erstwhile Cal goalies who are now on MLS rosters: David Bingham (San Jose Earthquakes), Stefan Frei (Toronto FC) and Eric Kronberg (Sporting Kansas City). Foulk also worked with Josh Saunders, who won the MLS championship the last two years as the starting goalie for the Los Angeles Galaxy. Saunders has won four MLS Cups overall, including one as a rookie with San Jose in 2003 and one as a reserve with L.A. in 2005.