US Men’s National Team coach Jurgen Klinsmann released his preliminary 30-man roster this afternoon. These 30 guys will compete for the 23 roster spots that we be available for the World Cup tournament. Klinsmann has said that he will release his 23-man roster after the warm-up match against Turkey on June 1st.
The 30 men are listed by position and the list includes the club team for which they currently play.
Tim Howard (Everton), Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Timmy Chandler (Nürnberg), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders FC), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim), Michael Parkhurst (Columbus Crew), Clarence Goodson (San Jose Earthquakes), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders FC)
Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Jermaine Jones (Besiktas), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Maurice Edu (Philadelphia Union), Julian Green (Bayern Munich), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana)
Jozy Altidore (Sunderland), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Aron Johannsson (AZ Alkmaar), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes), Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna)
Only 9 of these players were on the roster for the 2010 World Cup: Jozy Altidore, DeMarcus Beasley, Michael Bradley, Clint Dempsey, Landon Donovan, Maurice Edu, Clarence Goodson, Brad Guzan, and Tim Howard. Of these 9 players, Maurice Edu and Clarence Goodson have the most to prove at World Cup Training Camp if they hope to return to the World’s biggest stage. The training camp begins May 14th.
In the next edition of this Guide to the World Cup(Part 6), you will get a breakdown of the rosters for the 3 teams we will face in the Group of Death.