US Team Announces World Cup Roster

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Courtesy MCT Campus

The United States’ Landon Donovan (10)

In almost three years in charge of the United States men’s national team, Head Coach Jurgen Klinsmann has used 69 different players now he has carefully went through that and narrowed it down to only 30 men he will take to his World Cup.

Therefor there was still a few surprises coming in. Timmy Chandler a right back a long time exile from the team. Also veteran forward Eddie Johnson the program’s eighth leading scorer all time is also left out. Several other national team managers have already announced their final 23 man rosters and most have chosen to go into camp with small squads. However Klinsmann brought in as many as he allowed to.

The national team will begin assembing in the Bay Area for 13 days of training before the USA plays a friendly with Azerbaijan in San Francisco on May 27. A second friendly with follow on June 1st versus Turkey in Harrison, NJ.

Here the 30 man roster according to Fox Soccer.

Goalkeepers: Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), 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)