KLINSMANN NAMES 11 MORE TO ROSTER
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CHRISTOPHER MCCOLLUM - Sunday, May 20, 2012
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The Roster is now complete
Jurgen Klinsmann announced the additions of 11 more players today, filling the U.S. camp for the summer. The total number is now 26, which will be trimmed down to 23 by Friday.

This past Tuesday, Klinsmann announced 15 players to his initial roster, leaving wide speculation as to who would make it in the final portion, as there were several key names left off.

Those questions have been answered, and the official inclusion of Landon Donovan will finally see Clint Dempsey able to pair up with the Galaxy star for the first time since Klinsmann took the helm.

Herculez Gomez might be the most anticipated call-up in years, after last playing for the United States in 2010 despite being one of the most prolific goal scorers in the attack-minded Mexican Primera Division. Gomez has the opportunity to become the first American player to win both an MLS Cup and a Mexican title tonight as he and Santos Laguna take on Monterrey in the second leg of the Championship.

Michael Parkhurst is another highly anticipated call-up, as he and FC Nordsjaelland moved one step closer to winning the Danish Superliga today, taking a two-point lead into the final game of the season. If they are able to win the league, he will join Jermaine Jones as being the only Americans to qualify straight into the Champions League group stage for next season.

The players are as follows:

Defenders:

Cameron, Geoff (Houston Dynamo)
Goodson, Clarence (Brondby)
Onyewu, Oguchi (Sporting Lisbon)
Parkhurst, Michael (Nordsjaelland)

Midfielders:

Donovan, Landon (Los Angeles Galaxy)
Zusi, Graham (Sporting Kansas City)

Forwards:

Agudelo, Juan (Chivas USA)
Altidore, Jozy (AZ Alkmaar)
Boyd, Terrence (Borussia Dortmand)
Gomez, Herculez (Santos Laguna)
Wondolowski, Chris (San Jose Earthquakes)

The biggest surprise exclusions seem to be Sacha Kljestan, recent winner of the Belgian Jupiler League with Anderlecht and DaMarcus Beasley, who has been enjoying a career revival with Puebla and has been one of the most dangerous left wingers in Mexico over the past season. Another surprise exclusion is Eric Lichaj, who returned to full health after missing several months due to injury, and featured strongly for Aston Villa in the second half of the season.

The training camp is ongoing, and the first game of the summer will be on Saturday in Jacksonville, Florida, as the United States hosts Scotland.
muchadu
Tuesday May 29, 2012 12:25 am
@eurofan

I'm sure I have never even mentioned Sasha cuz I really dont think the Nats need him. We did play an outstanding game and did pass and setup scores better than I can remember seeing, but Freddy would be a great addition early in a game to give us even more scoring opps. I really think with a few belotter touches in the first half, we could have easily scored three more goals. Never the less awesome without even our best guy demps! I do luv the way Davies used to play and really want him to do well and get another chance with the first team. Big props to LD an JJ who deserves to start every game. World class strike by MB. I just want to see more touch passes like in our demolition of the Scots!
Mark WNY
Thursday May 24, 2012 8:11 pm
Sacha is getting married and probably asked for time off. Erick L is coming out of injuries and Ream had a bad season with Bolton. The all needed some time off. The team has sufficient talent to win both qualifiers games. Maybe for next camp we can see some of other players. Bring Kenny Coop and Wooten to the mix. Also, Donovan said in an interview and 2 more years and thats it.
thisguy2
Thursday May 24, 2012 12:40 pm
@muchadu

You are too obsessed with Adu, charlie davies, and sasha! man you act as if they are our saviours for the sport! Yes, charlie was moving up in the Euro league, but he was invovled in a unfortunate accident. Now he can not find his form! So he does not deserve a call up!

As for Adu, HE SUCKS! tell me what happen to him in Europe?! He could't hang! He is completely overrated as a player, he can't even do anything in the MLS which is a league like the Bundesliga 2. So what makes you think he can perform on the world stage? By the way he sucked in the olympic qualifiers, which he did disappear throughout the game. He only had one good game with the US and that was in the final against Mexico, up until they switched out Orozco for Di Nigris and got cut of the game completely! He keeps on performing the same step over move and does not get passed his guy! So tell me Muchadu why are you so infatuated with this guy?! He is a underperformer, and does not deserve a call up with the NATS! get over it!
muchadu
Wednesday May 23, 2012 1:28 pm
@ Cole Joseph

Firstly, Sochaux is a first division French team. Not bad to even be considered for a spot on this level. Davies made a bad mistake. IF he can still play, he should not be ostracized from US soccer. I've seen Gomez on the international level and ho hum another mediocre american striker. We need players who can make things happen offensively not just scorers but playmakers like Freddy Adu who will set up balls for strikers. I'm tired of watching of US Nats sqaunder chance after chance with weak finishing efforts.
We can't beat great Nat teams with no playmakers or players who can consistantly put the ball in the back of the net.
muchadu
Wednesday May 23, 2012 1:11 pm
@Lord Alfred

Seriously with a name like Lord Alfred, your the lame one. If its so obvious that he wants players to gain more experience with the 1st team, why not lichaj, adu or gatt?!!

Also not nice to call Scotland weak before you see how they do against the mighty LOL US National Team.
Cole Joseph
Wednesday May 23, 2012 12:10 am
@muchadu: Davies can't even make 1st team with Sochaux. No way should he get called up if he isnt even starting for the reserve squad. Besides that Gomez has been lighting up Mexico so he absolutely deserves the call. Also we all know that Beckerman, Zusi and Wondo won't make the cut for the upcoming matches.
Lord Alfred
Tuesday May 22, 2012 9:44 pm
muchadu

Obviously Klinsmann wants more players to get experience.

Scotland is weak and so are you.
muchadu
Tuesday May 22, 2012 2:19 pm
I forgot to mention the exclusion of Josh Gatt!!! How can you bring Wondolowski into the international level. It seems obvious that this MLSer is like a fish out of water when it comes to playing on this level. Hercules Gomez is not the answer either at this level. We needed to try Gatt or even try Davies again. We should feel desperate for strikers, except for Dempsey we are pathetic in this area and need to go for a player with "killer instinct"
muchadu
Tuesday May 22, 2012 2:13 pm
Our new coaches choices seem puzzling and upsetting to me. Why choose Parkhurst and Cameron over Lichaj? He is playing well and in form with aston villa. Why choose Beckerman or Zusi over Freddy Adu? Adu has proven to come up with important plays for the Nats in the past as a number 10 type player. He has earned his stripes! I'm really disappointed in these four MLS mediocre type players. Parkhurst I know isnt in the MLS but he is overmatched on the internationa level like the other three are. Also to let Chandler slip away is horrible as he is a quality player we really needed. Charlie Davies needs to be tried out again as he actually scored once in Azteca!! How many of our nats have ever done that?!U
SC Sam
Tuesday May 22, 2012 11:59 am
I for one think Lichaj is the biggest absence, but in fairness his injury situation (unlike Chandler) is one that may merit rest. I would like to see him called up in the fall cycle.

Likewise, I hope Holden is physically ready by fall. His skill is what I think is missing from the midfield.
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