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Chivas USA defender proud to be selected.

Jonathan Bornstein has become increasingly valuable to the U.S. Men's National Team cause lately and it wasn't any real surprise that he was called in to Bob Bradley's 30-man provisional squad.

This doesn't mean he wasn't excited to be a part of the team.

"It feels good," said Bornstein to Goal.com of getting picked by Bradley. "It’s good to be a part of that 30-man group, but we still have some preparation to do as a team and that’s what we’re all looking forward to. I think I need to be solid, play solid defense. Be consistent and sharp and most of all contribute to the group in the best way that I can."

With the first match of the tournament now a month away, Bornstein can't wait to get going. Up first for the USA is England, a match that the 25-year-old feels his team will be ready for when it finally arrives.

"I think everyone wants to get to that point," said Bornstein of the June 12th match. "We have a couple friendlies still ahead of us so we have to fine tune some things as it’s the first time the group has been together in quite a while. We have a little bit of a ways to go before the game but I’m sure everyone is eager and anticipating it.”

A Torrance, California native, Bornstein has featured 29 times for Bob Bradley and the USMNT, having scored two goals in the process. He's also been a consistant part of Chivas USA's plans, having made 110 appearances for the MLS club since being taken in the fourth round of the 2006 MLS Superdraft.

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