U.S. Soccer announced the men’s national team’s roster for the two upcoming World Cup Qualifiers. Here is the squad that will play St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago on Friday and Tuesday, repectively.
Brad Guzan (Middlesbrough), Ethan Horvath (Molde FC),Tim Howard (Colorado Rapids).
Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City),Steve Birnbaum (D.C. United), John Brooks (Hertha BSC), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City),Omar Gonzalez (Pachuca), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Monchengladbach), Michael Orozco (Club Tijuana), DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United).
Paul Arriola (Club Tijuana), Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (Philadelphia Union), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Jermaine Jones (Colorado Rapids), Darlington Nagbe (Portland Timbers), Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund), Caleb Stanko (FC Vaduz), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City).
Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders FC), Rubio Rubin (FC Utrecht), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes), Bobby Wood (Hamburg SV).
No real surprises in this squad, but Jurgen Klinsmann did bring up some young guns and has Jordan Morris back in the fold. Of course, you may have noticed that there is no Clint Dempsey. He’s undergoing evaluations for an irregular heartbeat.
Five of the players on the squad, Acosta, Arriola, Horvath, Rubin and Stanko, could earn their first World Cup qualifying cap.
Source: CBS Sports / USMNT reveals World Cup qualifiers squad: Jordan Morris in, Clint Dempsey out