CHRISTOPHER MCCOLLUM - Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Jurgen Klinsmann has given a few glimpses into the workings of his upcoming roster for the May and June games rapidly approaching.

The U.S. National Team coach said on Twitter today that the roster will be announced in two different segments, one for European-based players on May 15, and then again on May 20 for MLS players.

Complicating the issue is that potential national team defenders Clarence Goodson and Michael Parkhurst are both based in Denmark and have league games through May 23.

Klinsmann will call in 29 players in these two segments, but the roster will be trimmed down to 23 by the time the team heads to Jacksonville to play the first of their five-game stretch against Scotland.

The Orlando camp begins on May 15, leaving little time to analyze the European roster selections before practice starts. However, with the advance selection of European-based players, there will be a better indication of who Klinsmann may select from MLS, many of whom may have the opportunity to play one more game before he makes his decision.

The 10 day camp will show the mindset and tactics that Klinsmann is taking into World Cup Qualifying, and whether or not he was serious when he announced that the time for experimentation was over.

On May 26, the U.S. will face Scotland in Jacksonville, Florida. Friendlies against Brazil and Canada will follow over the next nine days, before World Cup Qualifying begins against Antigua and Barbuda on June 8, followed by Guatemala on June 12.
Tuesday May 15, 2012 8:03 am
Anybody but Wondolowski......he's a good MLS player but he is NOT international caliber. His play certainly backs that up. Agudelo and Sapong should be called up. Brek Shea for sure. LD, Dempsey...of course. The way I see it we have some serious deficiencies in central defense.
Monday May 14, 2012 6:22 pm
Donovan should be left off the roster, unless Dempsey's injury keeps him out.

He has been indifferent on the field and does not deserve a call up. Also, it may be just he sort of wake up call he may need. Does he really want to play for the US any more or not?

Better to find out now rather than later.
Sunday May 13, 2012 2:26 pm
Kenny Cooper needs to be called up.
Thursday May 10, 2012 1:46 pm
OK Everyone, who is your starting XI/subs?

Here's mine:

For Scotland:
Lichaj(F. Johnson) Onweyu(Goodson) Boca(Whitbread) Cherundolo(Chandler)
J. Jones(Bradley)
Donovan(Beasley) Dempsey(Pontius)
Altidore(Sapong) H. Gomez(Wondo)

For Brazil, trade out Torres and play both Jones and Bradley with Edu and Klejstan backing them. Torres could come on as an offensive sub.

Goalies Howard, Rimando, Hamid
Thursday May 10, 2012 11:30 am
The fact that Klingsmann has decided to initially call in 29 players is more a statement on the level of performance that players have put in with their clubs rather than a statement on JK's inability or hesitation to select 23 players to represent us. Many of our players are coming off amazing runs of form for their clubs....Dempsey, Jones, Howard, Kljestan, Chandler, Johnson, Lichaj, Torres, Castillo, Corona, etc...
A number of young players are on the cusp and have shown well in limited exposure...Williams, Boyd, Wooten, Gyau, Adu, Gatt, Diskerud, etc...Since we didn't make the Olympics, we don't have an oportunity to integrate/expose some of these young players further to JK's system/stucture. I see JK using this extended camp as an chance to expose some of the younger fringe players to his system and see how they could potentially well as keeping the Older players honest and hungry.
Tim G
Wednesday May 9, 2012 8:30 pm
You have to wonder whether Klinnsman will take Adu, Wondolowski, or Shea. Adu played well in olympic qualifying, Wondo is on a tear, and Shea is a Klinnsman favorite. Personally, I think he should only take one of the three.
Wednesday May 9, 2012 6:34 pm
@mark, Donovan a bench player? Not a chance buddy! donovan may not be in the best of form right now but he is and will continue to be our top or second best player for the forseeable future(thru brazil '12)....there is simply no one on the squad that can do all of the things he can do and do them well. To put it simply, the US is just much better with him on the pitch!
Mark WNY
Wednesday May 9, 2012 1:46 pm
From the MLS it will be a pretty short list: Donovan period. Hope LD shows up to camp this time around and gets used to be a bench player for maybe the last 30 minutes of the game.
Wednesday May 9, 2012 1:27 pm
I do remember bruce also, But back in '06 we didn't have so many players playing aboard, Dual Nationality players that want to play for USA, More young players coming up from the MLS and from the Under Age National Teams. So it is good that Klismann call in as many players to give a chance to prove who is better shape, technical and good knowledge of the game. But is true above all of that we need players that are hunger for success, that play with guts and intensity.
Wednesday May 9, 2012 10:12 am
I remember the days of my homeboy, Big Bruce, who had his favorites but they performed extremely well. Honestly, let's look back. His only genuine fluke was 06', but we were drawn into the group of death! Robert (hehe) didn't do too bad, but he lacked the necessary guts. I truly do hope that Klinsmann knows what he's doing; as our national coach, he has my support and allegiance. However, I miss the security that Big Bruce emitted );

Calling in a 30 man camp right before WCQ show hesitation
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