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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)
PKisel34
Tuesday September 4, 2012 10:26 am
Jason, I'm pretty sure that means the team is comprised of players from 8 different leagues from 7 different countries. England being the one country where players are coming from 2 different leagues: Premiership i.e. Howard, and Championship i.e Spector.
Tilly
Tuesday September 4, 2012 10:17 am
I would take Lichaj over Orozco any day. And here is Torres again(?) He can't even play well against Mexico ( the very league he plays in). I guess to Klinsi, Torres is the only holding mid we have. I wish Klinsman would make Donovan to play that position now that he is older and calmer.
4bc
Tuesday September 4, 2012 2:32 am
Guess this officially seals it on Chandler. Hope we can all move on without further speculation as to whether he'll gracing us with his presence. I wish him luck in his career but hope not ever to hear his name again in terms of USMNT roster speculation.

I agree with others that 4 GKs is a bit suspect, especially considering our backline issues. Very happy to see Jonathan Spector’s return to the lineup. He’s a solid, proven option at LB who should have no problem playing at this level of qualifying. That said, disappointed not to see Castillo or Lichaj competing for that spot.

And who can argue that Omar Gonzalez and A.J. DeLaGarza are in great form right now? Maybe they failed to impress in the last camp but I can’t see them not holding up against a team like Jamaica where they’ll be playing against mostly other MLS players.
JaLa
Tuesday September 4, 2012 1:41 am
Not to be a jerk, but what does "Players from eight leagues in seven countries make up the roster" mean?
Alex
Tuesday September 4, 2012 1:35 am
what does Klinsman have against Eric Lichaj from Aston Villa?
doug
Monday September 3, 2012 6:50 pm
Our midfield looks weak besides Jones! Missing Donovan and Bradley will hurt us.
jim
Monday September 3, 2012 6:43 pm
No Chris Pontius?
adam
Monday September 3, 2012 4:48 pm
doesnt tony taylor also play on the wing i thought he would be a player worth calling in after gatt went down considering camp hasnt even started yet
lifelongsounder
Monday September 3, 2012 11:30 am
Where is lichaj?
i4yanks
Monday September 3, 2012 10:47 am
Where is Lichaj?
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