|Ricardo Clark- back in.|
Amongst those called up were DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Edgar Castillo (Club America), Michael Orozco (San Luis) and Jose Torres (Pachuca). Notice anything about these names? Each of these players plies their trade in Mexico. This shows a clear indication that Klinsmann will enjoy a Latin flavor to the game against Mexico. It also shows he's willing to develop younger talent in Castillo and Orozco.
Jurgen Klinsmann seems to be looking for players to play with a natural flow and creativity to their game. Consider also that in addition to those that play in Mexico, Freddy Adu and Brek Shea have also been called up. Shea has been tearing MLS defenses apart with his brash play. Freddy Adu has never been one to conform his game to...well anything.
Creativity and attacking flair look to ecouraged under Klinsmann, which should be celebrated considering that apart from Clint Dempsey, the US team lacks audacity. It's nice to see that encouraged.
|Jose Torres- back in.|
|DaMarcus Beasley- back in.|
Last point of note is that Tim Chandler is on the roster. I like that.
Jurgen Klinsmann is making a statement with this roster. There are some reoccurring themes: fresh starts, creativity and a willingness to adopt a style of play. It's a positive sign, particularly in the first game against arch-rival Mexico. Fans should not concern themselves by the lack of Dempsey or Altidore on the roster. Both have club obligations and it opens the door to try new things (which is good).