JAMIE HILL - Thursday, November 3, 2011
US Soccer has announced the national team squad for the pair of upcoming friendlies in Europe. The US will face France on November 11 and Slovenia on November 15.
Jurgen Klinsmann has assembled a roster with few changes from his previous selections.
Clarence Goodson, Robbie Rogers, and Jermaine Jones, who were not called to the October friendlies, return to the fold. Meanwhile, Landon Donovan and Fabian Johnson have recovered from minor injuries. The only first-time player is rarely-used Hertha Berlin utility player Alfredo Morales.
Several players from the last squad have been dropped, such as Jeff Larentowicz, Nick Rimando, Jonathan Spector, Teal Bunbury, and the New York duo of Tim Ream and Juan Agudelo.
These friendlies could be the first chance that US stars Clint Dempsey and Landon Donovan will have to play together under Klinsmann.
The US team will hope to take a step forward after struggling early in the Klinsmann era.
Hamid, Bill (DC United)
Howard, Tim (Everton)
Bocanegra, Carlos (Rangers)
Chandler, Timothy (Nürnberg)
Cherundolo, Steve (Hannover 96)
Goodson, Clarence (Brøndby)
Morales, Alfredo (Hertha Berlin)
Onyewu, Oguchi (Sporting CP)
Orozco-Fiscal, Michael (San Luis)
Beckerman, Kyle (Real Salt Lake)
Bradley, Michael (Chievo)
Dempsey, Clint (Fulham)
Edu, Maurice (Rangers)
Johnson, Fabian (Hoffenheim)
Jones, Jermaine (Schalke)
Rogers, Robbie (Columbus Crew)
Shea, Brek (FC Dallas)
Williams, Daniel (Hoffenheim)
Altidore, Jozy (AZ)
Beasley, DaMarcus (Puebla)
Buddle, Edson (Ingolstadt)
Donovan, Landon (Los Angeles Galaxy)