USMNT Release 2014 World Cup Roster
U.S Men’s National Team coach Jurgen Klinsmann, released his 30-man preliminary roster for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
The team will begin training for the World Cup this week at Standford University. After three weeks of training, Klinsmann will make his final round of cuts and submit his final 23-man roster. These are the players that will get a plane ticket to Brazil.
The U.S will play four warm-up games before the start of the World Cup. The first game is against Azerbaijan, on May 27 at Candlestick Park. The U.S. will then host Turkey, on June 1 at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J. The final two friendly’s before the World Cup will be against Nigeria June 7 in Jacksonville Fl., and Belgium in Brazil which will be closed to all media outlets. Two teams also in the World Cup, featuring the team’s final 23-man roster.
GOALKEEPERS: Tim Howard (Everton), Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
DEFENDERS: DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Timmy Chandler (Nürnberg), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders FC), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Clarence Goodson (San Jose Earthquakes), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim), Michael Parkhurst (Columbus Crew), DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders FC)
MIDFIELDERS: Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Maurice Edu (Philadelphia Union), Julian Green (Bayern Munich), Jermaine Jones (Besiktas), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
FORWARDS: Jozy Altidore (Sunderland), Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Aron Johannsson (AZ Alkmaar), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)
Nine players, were on the roster for the 2010 FIFA World Cup: Jozy Altidore, DaMarcus Beasley, Michael Bradley, Clint Dempsey, Landon Donovan, Maurice Edu, Clarence Goodson, Brad Guzan and Tim Howard.
|June 16, 2014||6 PM ET||MNT vs Ghana|
|June 22, 2014||6 PM ET||MNT vs Portugal|
|June 26, 2014||12 PM ET||MNT vs Germany|