US Roster For France and Slovenia Friendlies Announced

US Roster For France and Slovenia Friendlies Announced

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On November 3, 2011
  • 2 Comments
  • France, Jurgen Klinsmann, Slovenia

Juergen Klinsmann picked 22 players for the U.S. men’s national team friendlies at France on Nov. 11 (3 p.m. ET, ESPN2, Univision, ESPN3.com) and Slovenia on Nov. 15 (noon ET, ESPN2, Galavision, ESPN3.com).

A few surprises but mostly what you would expect from Klinsmann at this point. It seems as though Orozco Fiscal has replaced Jonathan Bornstein as the weird defensive call-up that makes no sense. Still wonder why we aren’t seeing guys like Herculez Gomez or Omar Gonzalez getting the call too.

Goalkeepers: Tim Howard (Everton), Bill Hamid (D.C. United).

Defenders: Carlos Bocanegra (Rangers), Oguchi Onyewu (Sporting Lisbon), Timmy Chandler (Nuremberg), Steve Cherundolo (Hanover), Clarence Goodson (Brondby), Alfredo Morales (Hertha Berlin), Michael Orozco Fiscal (San Luis).

Midfielders: DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Michael Bradley (Chievo), Clint Dempsey (Fulham), Maurice Edu (Rangers), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim), Jermaine Jones (Schalke), Robbie Rogers (Columbus Crew), Brek Shea (FC Dallas), Danny Williams (Hoffenheim).

Forwards: Jozy Altidore (AZ Alkmaar), Edson Buddle (Ingolstadt), Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy).

  • Won’t Beckerman, and Donovan probably be busy in the next few weeks? Mind-boggling.

  • Viper

    I won’t be surprised if Donovan declines the friendlies if LA can win against RSL in the conference final this Sunday.  If that is the case than Gomez should get the nod as his replacement.  I am still bummed that Gonzalez still doesn’t receive any love from Klinsmann even after Klinsmann saw Gonzalez play last night against NY at the HDC.  I feel bad for Omar.  He has played so much better than Ream this year.