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Men's Soccer

Baird Gets MNT Call-Up

STANFORD, Calif. – Stanford alumnus Corey Baird was named to the U.S. Men's National Team roster for its annual January training camp by head coach Gregg Berhalter on Thursday morning.
The 27 players will report Jan. 6 to the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center in California. The U.S. opens the 2019 campaign against Panama on Jan. 27 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz and continues preparation for the CONCACAF Gold Cup one week later when they welcome regional rival Costa Rica to Avaya Stadium in San Jose, Calif. on Feb. 2.
This is the third January camp in the past four seasons to feature a Cardinal. Jordan Morris and Brandon Vincent, Baird's Stanford teammates in 2014 and 2015, were in both the 2016 and 2018 editions.
Baird joins the U.S. National Team for his first senior call-up after an award-winning season for Real Salt Lake that saw him take home MLS Rookie of the Year honors. He led all rookies in scoring with eight goals and added five assists, was seventh on his club with 1,903 minutes and finished third on RSL in goals. Baird has previously appeared for the U.S. U-17, U-18, U-20 and U-23 National Teams.
Baird, who signed a Homegrown Player contract with RSL in early January, was a key catalyst that powered the Cardinal to three consecutive national championships, four straight Pac-12 titles and a 65-10-13 overall record (.813) during his four seasons on The Farm.
He tallied 16 goals in 83 career appearances to go along with 30 assists, tied with Roger Levesque for third in program history. Baird's 13 assists during Stanford's first championship run in 2015 were the most for a Cardinal player in 24 years. He had a career-high six goals as a senior despite missing five early-season matches due to injury and assisted on seven others.
A four-time All-Pac-12 selection, Baird was a first teamer as a junior and senior and second teamer as a freshman and sophomore. He was named to the College Cup All-Tournament teams in both 2015 and 2016 and last year earned a spot on the United Soccer Coaches All-Far West Region first team. He was a NSCAA All-Far West Region second team performer in 2014 and was also a freshman All-American according to Soccer America and College Soccer News.