Sunday, September 2, 2012

Jurgen's Men: USMNT Roster Announced

The United States roster for World Cup Qualifying has been announced by Jurgen Klinsmann. The back to back matches against Jamaica will be a stern test for the mixed roster. Josh Gatt receives a call up, though has immediately withdrawn due to hamstring injury. Landon Donovan is also not on the roster after having suffered his own hamstring injury against Mexico down at Azteca.

Five Major League Soccer players headline the list, including Real Salt Lake's Kyle Beckerman and Sporting Kansas City's Graham Zusi. Five MLSers on the roster but fifteen have ties to MLS from at one point or another. Here is the US roster broken down by position.


GOALKEEPERS (4) : Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)

DEFENDERS (9): Carlos Bocanegra (Racing Santander), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover), Maurice Edu (Stoke City), Clarence Goodson (Brondby), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim), Michael Orozco Fiscal (San Luis), Michael Parkhurst (Nordsjaelland), Jonathan Spector (Birmingham City)

MIDFIELDERS (8): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana), Joshua Gatt (Molde), Jermaine Jones (Schalke 04), Brek Shea (FC Dallas), Jose Torres (Pachuca), Danny Williams (Hoffenheim), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)

FORWARDS (4 ): Jozy Altidore (AZ Alkmaar), Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna), Clint Dempsey (Tottenham Hotspur), Herculez Gomez (Santos)

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