Juergen Klinsmann has set his 23-man roster for the U.S. Mens national team’s World Cup qualifiers against Costa Rica on Friday night at DSG Park and a week from Tuesday against Mexico at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City.
Goalkeepers: Brad Guzan (Aston Villa, England), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire).
Defenders: Geoff Cameron (Stoke City, England), Clarence Goodson (Brondby, Denmark), Omar Gonzalez (Los Angeles Galaxy), Justin Morrow (San Jose Earthquakes), Tony Beltran (Real Salt Lake), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City).
Midfielders: DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla, Mexico), Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Michael Bradley (Roma, Italy), Joe Corona (Tijuana, Mexico), Maurice Edu (Bursaspor, Turkey), Jermaine Jones (Schalke, Germany), Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht, Belgium), Brek Shea (Stoke City, England), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City).
Forwards: Jozy Altidore (AZ Alkmaar, Netherlands), Clint Dempsey (Tottenham Hotspur, England), Herculez Gomez (Santos Laguna, Mexico), Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders), Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna, Austria).
Nine MLS players involved.
Lots of notable omissions from this roster, which will likely make it the most talked about roster release since Klinsmann’s first couple of games as manager of the US team.
GK Tim Howard (back injury)
MF-F Landon Donovan (hasn’t resumed training with the Galaxy since winter sabbatical)
CB Carlos Bocanegra (not playing regularly for Racing Santander)
LB Edgar Castillo (facial injury)
D Timothy Chandler (hamstring)
D Oguchi Onyewu (not playing regularly for Malaga)
LB Fabian Johnson (hip injury)
RB Steve Cherundolo (knee injury)
D Michael Parkhurst (not playing regularly for Augsburg)
MF Jose Torres (hamstring)
MF Daniel Williams (illness)