KLINSMANN NAMES ROSTER
RECAPS
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CHRISTOPHER MCCOLLUM - Sunday, September 2, 2012
Jurgen Klinsmann announced the roster today that will face Jamaica in upcoming World Cup Qualifiers on September 7th and 11th.

Players from eight leagues in seven countries make up the roster, with England providing the most players with six.

Four players have found new teams during the later stages of the summer transfer window, with Carlos Bocanegra and Clint Dempsey acting as a grand finale display of transfers in the closing hours. The other players with new teams are Geoff Cameron and Maurice Edu with Stoke City.

Dempsey received a call up after being signed by Tottenham on Friday, though his match fitness will be questionable since he has been out of top level training for over two months during his transfer saga.

Josh Gatt is one of the most highly anticipated National Team prospects in years, being described as the fastest end-to-end player in the pool. His success with Molde FK over the past two seasons finally resulted in a call up to the senior team, but he was forced to withdraw after suffering a hamstring injury in Saturday's game against Brann.

Missing the call due to injuries are Michael Bradley and Landon Donovan, while Oguchi Onyewu also missed the call as he continues to regain fitness after a knee injury.

Goalkeepers

Guzan, Brad Aston Villa (England)
Howard, Tim Everton (England)
Johnson, Sean Chicago Fire (MLS)
Rimando, Nick Real Salt Lake (MLS)

Defenders

Bocanegra, Carlos Racing Santander (Spain)
Cameron, Geoff Stoke City (England)
Cherundolo, Steve Hannover (Germany)
Edu, Maurice Stoke City (England)
Goodson, Clarence Brondby (Denmark)
Johnson, Fabian Hoffenheim (Germany)
Orozco-Fiscal, Michael San Luis (Mexico)
Parkhurst, Michael FC Nordsjaelland (Denmark)
Spector, Jonathan Birmingham City (England)

Midfielders

Beckerman, Kyle Real Salt Lake (MLS)
Corona, Joe Club Tijuana (Mexico)
Jones, Jermaine Schalke (Germany)
Shea, Brek FC Dallas (MLS)
Torres, Jose Francisco Pachuca (Mexico)
Williams, Danny Hoffenheim (Germany)
Zusi, Graham Sporting Kansas City (MLS)

Forwards

Altidore, Jozy AZ Alkmaar (Holland)
Boyd, Terrence Rapid Vienna (Austria)
Dempsey, Clint Tottenham (England)
Gomez, Herculez Santos Laguna (Mexico)
MattYielding
Thursday September 6, 2012 1:37 pm
Well Gatt got called in, but got hurt and had to drop. I also agree on the kljesten comment...I have always been against him on the team, but he's sat out like two years and appears to be playing pretty well. With our midfield as this as it is in these two games, I don't see how he isn't a step above Zusi or Beckerman (who, in his defense, hasn't been bad). I also have to agree totally on Lichaj, he was stellar in the gold cup and has done nothing but improve...I ultimately would like to see 4-4-2 with Altidore and Boyd up top, but there is a reason I am not a coach.
andyisonfire
Thursday September 6, 2012 12:27 pm
TampaLarry - good insight. And while I do appreciate his work ethic, I believe it's time for Klinsmann to experiment with another Midfielder.
chuckle
Thursday September 6, 2012 10:05 am
TampaLarry, you are correct he is good at breaking up attacking play, but he is also very at making passes to no where, passes to the other team after a good stop, to me the missed passes out weigh the good break ups.
TampaLarry
Wednesday September 5, 2012 4:24 pm
Beckerman is very good at breaking up attacking play.

Simple.
andyisonfire
Wednesday September 5, 2012 1:37 pm
Any lineup JK plays that doesn't involve Kyle Beckerman will work for me.

Can someone please enlighten me and give me an explanation as to why Beckerman keeps getting games when a player like Sacha Klejstan - who'll be playing in the Champions League in a week or two - hasn't received a call-up since JK took charge of the team? It seems he's frozen him out completely (Lichaj as well). I will say Klejstan has never looked fully comfortable when playing for the USMNT, but come on... Beckerman? Over and over again?
Damon
Tuesday September 4, 2012 11:21 pm
Not to be a jerk but there are players from 8 different leagues in 7 different countries. Maybe you have heard that there is more than 1 league in england?
joey11
Tuesday September 4, 2012 5:18 pm
Brian, Omar Gonzalez and A.J. DeLaGarza probably not released to play. Gonzalez because of coming off that knee injury so they won't want him paying too much yet, remember he got hurt in the USMT camp so jk won't be over looking him. . Not sure about DeLaGarza. I've noticed Arena don't release players easily yet he knows how difficult it is getting clubs to do so with certain players. I expect to see Gonzalez fairly soon.
mike
Tuesday September 4, 2012 4:46 pm
Poor Sacha Klejstan-starter on a team going into the full round of the Champions League, but no call up. And Eric Lichaj, starter in the Premier League, ditto. Klinsi, like everyone, has his biases, these two guys seem frozen out.
thisguy2
Tuesday September 4, 2012 4:26 pm
This list is non sense! a bit overkill on the goalie/defense issue first of all, second of all why isn't Lichaj being called up?? Is there a personal vendetta against him? Also, is it me does our midfield look weak? Zusi, and Beckerman again? I started off as a Torres supporter but he is just not cutting it.

I was hoping to see Gatt, Lichaj, Jared Jefferey, and Taylor! but i guess this wont happen anytime soon. Klinsman needs to broaden his choice of players
richieJkulesaNY
Tuesday September 4, 2012 11:54 am
Orozco-Fiscal over Lichaj? Dont get it.
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