Watford center back Jay DeMerit is on cloud nine after receiving his first U.S. call-up from coach Bob Bradley.
The Wisconsin native is eagerly chasing his first international cap, but could miss their March 25th friendly with Ecuador due to a knock.
DeMerit expects to be ready for his U.S. debut three days later, when they tackle Guatemala.
“I’m elated,” he told a US Soccer podcast. “It’s definitely one of those things that all players dream about, so to be finally called up is a dream come true.”
“I’m excited just to be involved.”