Jurgen Klinsmann names his roster for World Cup qualifiers next weekend

Sep 10, 2013; Columbus, OH, USA; Landon Donovan (right) and the United States soccer team celebrate a 2-0 win over Mexico at Columbus Crew Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

This weekend the United States Men’s National Team plays two World Cup qualifiers. On Friday night, they host Jamaica in Kansas City and on Monday they travel to Panama.

Coach Jurgen Klinsmann released his 20-man roster for the weekend, via the US Soccer’s website:

GOALKEEPERS (3): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)

DEFENDERS (6): DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City) Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Edgar Castillo (Club Tijuana), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders FC), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy)

MIDFIELDERS (6): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Jermaine Jones (Schalke), Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)

FORWARDS (5): Jozy Altidore (Sunderland), Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Aron Johannsson (AZ Alkmaar), Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders FC)

“We want to finish qualifying on a high note and prove a point in our region,” said Klinsmann. “We don’t view these games as the end of World Cup qualifying. For us, it’s the start of preparations for the World Cup, and therefore we have to continue to raise the bar. We have had such amazing support from our fans throughout the last two years, and we owe it to them to put our best foot forward.”

Topics: Jurgen Klinsmann, USMNT

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