Southampton’s Jay Rodriguez Is Named in England Soccer SquadPeter-Joseph Hegarty
England soccer manager Roy Hodgson gave Southampton striker Jay Rodriguez a first call-up to the national squad for games against Chile and Germany.
Fellow Saints Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert are also selected after their club started the season strongly, standing sixth in the Premier League after 10 games.
The exhibition matches are at Wembley on Nov. 15 and Nov. 19. The Football Association announced the squad on its website.
England squad: Goalkeepers: Fraser Forster, Joe Hart, John Ruddy Defenders: Leighton Baines, Gary Cahill, Ashley Cole, Kieran Gibbs, Phil Jagielka, Glen Johnson, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Kyle Walker Midfielders: Ross Barkley, Michael Carrick, Tom Cleverley, Steven Gerrard, Jordan Henderson, Adam Lallana, Frank Lampard, James Milner, Andros Townsend, Jack Wilshere Forwards: Jermain Defoe, Rickie Lambert, Jay Rodriguez, Wayne Rooney, Daniel Sturridge, Danny Welbeck