PREDICTED OCTOBER USMNT ROSTER
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BRIAN SCIARETTA - Friday, September 28, 2012
After an uneven series of games against Jamaica, the October qualifiers are now crucial for the U.S team

The roster for these games will not change significantly from the roster in September but there will be a few changes.

First of all, the team will likely welcome back key players Michael Bradley and Landon Donovan who missed the Jamaica games with injuries. Also, Edgar Castillo also missed out on the last games with an injury but he is now healthy and playing for Tijuana.

Unfortunately, American winger Josh Gatt is probably unlikely to be called in again due to the same hamstring injury that forced him to withdraw from the Jamaica games. It is still possible for him to make the team but he would have to play and play well within the next week.

There are certainly players who are likely to make the team but who are on thin ice regarding their standing with the US team.

Maurice Edu did not play well for the US team against Jamaica in the 2-1 loss and he is also yet to play for Stoke City. He is likely to make the U.S team in October since he is very familiar with the team but if he doesn't play well and if his situation at Stoke does not improve, it could be the last time we see him with the national team for awhile.

Similarly, Jose Torres is struggling to fit into the national team this year. He plays a different role for Pachuca where he sits deep to create plays and help with possession. For the US national team, he is asked to play a more advanced positions and sometimes on the left side. As a result he looks out of place and if he doesn't perform well in October, he may struggle to get callups moving forward.

All that being said, it is highly unlikely that Jurgen Klinsmann makes any real changes to the team for the October games. For those wanting to see new faces, the November friendly will be a lot more interesting.

Predicted USMNT roster

Goalkeepers (3)

Tim Howard
Brad Guzan
Nick Rimando

Defenders (8)

Carlos Bocanegra
Geoff Cameron
Steve Cherundolo
Fabian Johnson
Clarence Goodson
Maurice Edu
Edgar Castillo
Michael Parkhurst

Midfielders (8)

Michael Bradley
Landon Donovan
Jermaine Jones
Danny Williams
Graham Zusi
Brek Shea
Joe Corona
Jose Torres

Forwards (4)

Clint Dempsey
Herculez Gomez
Terrence Boyd
Jozy Altidore
Karl
Friday September 28, 2012 5:14 pm
I will be rejoiced the near-approaching day in which Bradley, Dempsey, Bocanegra, Cherundolo, Cameron, Johnson,Donavan, and all world goalkeeper Tim Howard all play on the same feild. It seems that unlike September we will have a near full force lineup.

I will also rejoice when Holden goes back into training. Stuie adds a certain creativity and skill which Jones, and Williams lack. Holden and Bradley midfeild is a scary thought.

I wish Klinsi would not call up Torres, Corona and Edu. I want to see Mix and Gatt. I like the other players you put forth. Is it fair to say that for the first time in a long time, our strikeforce has loads of quality throughout? I think our defense is solid, and our midfeild threatening. And of course, we have Timmy.

Also any chance of an Aaron Johannson call-up any time soon?

USA-USA-USA
euroman
Friday September 28, 2012 3:54 pm
so here we go:
Gomez
Dempsey
Torres Bradley Jones Landon
Johnson Cameron Goodson Dolo
Howard
1990
Friday September 28, 2012 3:33 pm
Freddy Adu will be on this roster
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