BRIAN SCIARETTA - Monday, May 14, 2012
Last weekend US head coach Jurgen Klinsmann announced he would call in 29 players into USMNT camp, here is my predicted roster.

The latest news that Klinsmann will call in 29 players allows him to be slightly more experimental and take a look at some younger players who are performing well. Also with MLS in full swing, there are some players who have stood out who deserve to be included.

According to Klinsmann, the first part of the roster will be announced on May 15 and that will consist of mostly European-based players. On May 20, the second part will be released and that will have mostly MLS players.

The US team will take on Scotland, Brazil, and Canada in friendlies. Followed by that, they will begin World Cup qualifying with games against Antigua & Barbuda and Guatemala.

With that said, here is who I have on the eve of the release for the first part of the roster

Predicted 29 player US Roster
(* denotes players that will not make the final cut)

Goalkeepers (3)

Tim Howard (Everton)
Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
Brad Guzan (Aston Villa)

Defenders (10)

Carlos Bocanegra (Rangers)
Oguchi Onyewu (Sporting Lisbon)
Clarence Goodson (Brondby)
Michael Parkhurst (Nordsjaelland)
Geoff Cameron (Houston Dynamo)*
Tim Ream (Bolton)
Steve Cherundolo (Hannover)
Timothy Chandler (FC Nurnberg)
Eric Lichaj (Aston Villa)
Edgar Castillo (Club Tijuana)*

Midfielders (12)

Michael Bradley (Chievo Verona)
Jermaine Jones (Schalke)
Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy)
Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim)
DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla)
Maurice Edu (Rangers)
Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake)
Brek Shea (FC Dallas)
Jose Torres (Pachuca)
Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht)*
Joe Corona (Club Tijuana)*
Chris Pontius (DC United)*

Forwards (4)

Jozy Altidore (AZ Alkmaar)
Herculez Gomez (Santos Laguna)
Clint Dempsey (Fulham)
Chris Wondolowski (San Jose)*

In the Mix

Terrence Boyd (Borussia Dortmund)
CJ Sapong (Sporting Kansas City)
Alfredo Morales (Hertha Berlin)
Jonathan Spector (Birmingham City)
Freddy Adu (Philadelphia Union)
Mikkel Diskerud (Gent)
Edson Buddle (LA Galaxy)
Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
Kenny Cooper (New York Red Bulls)
Juan Agudelo (New York Red Bulls)
Andrew Wooten (Kaiserslautern)


Danny Williams (Hoffenheim)
Stuart Holden (Bolton)
Robbie Rogers (Leeds)
Monday May 14, 2012 3:02 pm
We dont need that many defensive midfielders, drop pontius and list dempsey at midfield. Bring in Wooten and Boyd. Drop ream for always injured Whitbread!

Diskerud > Kyle beckerman
Freddy Adu > Brek Shea
Monday May 14, 2012 2:49 pm
I think in one of the games maybe vs Canada, Brad Guzan should play.
Monday May 14, 2012 2:35 pm
Hey, did Bob Braddley select this list of players?
Monday May 14, 2012 2:19 pm
I think whitbread might be injured again because he hasn't played since march 31st
Monday May 14, 2012 2:05 pm
Josh Gatt?...........Speed and versatility come on!
Monday May 14, 2012 12:54 pm
I agree with Gary Page, Jurgen should give Zak Whitbread a look.
Gary Page
Monday May 14, 2012 12:44 pm
Why no Zak Whitbread of Norwich? I think he has played well enough in the EPL to get a look. Certainly as deserving as Tim Ream, probably more so. I agree with the addition of Adu; he's the most creative player we have, maybe outside of Dempsey.
Monday May 14, 2012 12:35 pm
when you look at the number of goals wooten and boyd have scored in the reserve matches and wooten breaking into the first team in germany and score in the last 4 matches they have a case for me over any mls player i love the mls but still might put bundsliga reserves at the same level as the mls
Monday May 14, 2012 12:29 pm
Agreed about Adu. I know he has defensive deficiencies and thus can be a liability, but as an offensive cog he was excellent in the Gold Cup. He's a playmaker including yesterday vs. NY. He offers things no other US player can.
Monday May 14, 2012 11:57 am
Gooch won't be available until after Sunday the 20th. Goodson and Parkhurst won't be available until after the 23rd. Which makes me wonder if Parkhurst won't be selected at all. Goodson will because he has more experience than Ream or Cameron. And I really think it will be a toss up between Ream or Cameron for the final CB spot. I tend to like Cameron more because he is just as fast, has better feet, and is a more physical defender. Ream is still very shaky with one on one defending.
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