A red-hot Jozy Altidore leads Jurgen Klinsmann’s 23 man World Cup Qualifying roster that includes presumed starting keeper Brad Guzan, Clint Dempsey, Michael Bradley and a returning DeMarcus Beasley.
The group faces stiff competition this month when they face CONCACAF powerhouse Mexico and Costa Rica.
Major League Soccer is well represented comprising nearly 40% of the team’s roster (9 of 23), and the majority of the their defensive options (4 of 6). Eddie Johnson continues his path back to the international stage with yet another call-up.
Former MLS winger Brek Shea has been awarded for his move abroad with a call up to the team’s camp while Joe Corona has also been summoned to participate.
Edgar Castillo (facial fractures), Timmy Chandler (hamstring), Steve Cherundolo (knee), Tim Howard (back), Fabian Johnson (hip), Jonathan Spector (ankle), Jose Torres (hamstring) and Danny Williams (illness) were not selected due to injury issues.
For the full roster, follow the jump:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa – 5/3 SO), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire – 0/0), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake – 0/0)
DEFENDERS (6): Tony Beltran (Real Salt Lake – 0/0), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City – 0/0), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City – 6/0), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy – 1/0), Clarence Goodson (Brondby – 5/0), Justin Morrow (San Jose Earthquakes – 0/0)
MIDFIELDERS (9): DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla – 26/6), Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake – 2/0), Michael Bradley (Roma – 20/5), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana – 1/0), Maurice Edu (Bursaspor – 10/0), Jermaine Jones (Schalke 04 – 6/0), Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht – 13/0), Brek Shea (Stoke City – 2/0), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City – 4/0)
FORWARDS (5): Jozy Altidore (AZ Alkmaar – 18/6), Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna – 2/0), Clint Dempsey (Tottenham Hotspur – 27/11), Herculez Gomez (Santos – 6/2), Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders FC – 12/10)