KENYA BROWN - Monday, May 12, 2014
United States national team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann on Monday released his 30-man preliminary roster for the 2014 FIFA World Cup which had very few surprises.
Headlining the roster are World Cup veterans Clint Dempsey, Landon Donovan, DaMarcus Beasley, Michael Bradley, Jozy Altidore and Tim Howard.
The team is made up with 15 players who ply their trade in Major League Soccer while the rest come from teams in Europe and Mexico.
Notable omissions from Klinsmann's roster were defenders Tim Ream and Michael Orozco, midfielders Sacha Kljestan, Brek Shea, Jose Torres and Daniel Williams, and forwards Eddie Johnson, Herculez Gomez, and Juan Agudelo.
The players on the roster will report to training camp at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, on May 14. The final 23-man roster must be handed in to FIFA by June 2.
Prior to heading to Brazil, the United States will play a series of tune up games against Azerbaijan at Candlestick Park in San Francisco on May 27, Turkey at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey, on June 1, and Nigeria at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida, on June 7.
United States 30-Man World Cup Roster
Goalkeepers: Tim Howard, Brad Guzan, Nick Rimando
Defenders: DaMarcus Beasley, Matt Besler, John Brooks, Geoff Cameron, Timothy Chandler, Brad Evans, Omar Gonzalez, Clarence Goodson, Fabian Johnson, Michael Parkhurst, DeAndre Yedlin
Midfielders: Kyle Beckerman, Alejandro Bedoya, Michael Bradley, Joe Corona, Brad Davis, Mix Diskerud, Maurice Edu, Julian Green, Jermaine Jones, Graham Zusi
Forwards: Jozy Altidore, Terrence Boyd, Clint Dempsey, Landon Donovan, Aron Johannsson, Chris Wondolowski