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USA 30 Man Roster Named by Jurgen Klinsmann

They will train together starting May 14th at Stanford, and compete for a place on the final 23 man roster playing in Brazil. Jurgen Klinsmann must name a 23 man team by June 2nd.

USA Soccer 30 Man Preliminary World Cup Roster


GOALKEEPERS: Tim Howard (Everton), Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)

DEFENDERS: DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Timmy Chandler (Nürnberg), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders FC), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Clarence Goodson (San Jose Earthquakes), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim), Michael Parkhurst (Columbus Crew), DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders FC)

MIDFIELDERS: Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Maurice Edu (Philadelphia Union), Julian Green (Bayern Munich), Jermaine Jones (Besiktas), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)

FORWARDS: Jozy Altidore (Sunderland), Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Aron Johannsson (AZ Alkmaar), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)


Jurgen Klinsmann USA Men's Soccer Head Coach

Tonight ESPN aired the first in a 6 part series, ‘US Soccer’s March to Brazil’. If you didn’t get a chance to see it, check your schedule to see when it replays and watch it.  There are some interesting interviews of Jurgen Klinsmann, Dempsey, Altidore and others, as well as some insight into the difficult process of fielding a World Cup squad. I was especially interested in the interview of Jozy Altidore who I rarely have anything good to say about.  I think one of the things I have trouble getting around is his style of play as a forward. I find it slow, lazy and lacking creativity.  I just don’t like it.  But you can’t overlook the fact that he scored an amazing 31 goals in the Dutch league in the 2012/13 season, including the game winner in the Dutch Cup final which his team, AZ Alkmaar, won.  Then this season he transferred to Sunderland in the English Premier League, where he scored only 1 all season. I appreciated what he and Klinsmann had to say about the difficulties he’s had, his poor run of form and how he has not given up on himself. He’s on the 30 man preliminary roster and is a fan and squad favorite…we’ll see if he refinds his form, or if Klinsmann gambles that he can, in the World Cup.




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