Earlier today Jurgen Klinsmann made the tough decision of cutting four players from the United States Men’s National Team roster. The four players were Graham Zusi, Alfredo Morales, Juan Agedelo, and Danny Williams. The 23 men who will play the eight qualifying games are:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Brad Guzan, Tim Howard, Nick Rimando
DEFENDERS (7): Carlos Bocanegra, Geoff Cameron, Edgar Castillo, Steve Cherundolo, Clarence Goodson, Oguchi Onyewu, Michael Parkhurst
MIDFIELDERS (7): Kyle Beckerman, Michael Bradley, Joe Corona, Maurice Edu, Fabian Johnson, Jermaine Jones, Jose Torres
FORWARDS (6): Jozy Altidore, Terrence Boyd, Clint Dempsey, Landon Donovan, Herculez Gomez, Chris Wondolowski
After a week of intense training, Jurgen Klinsmann said,
“We have said from the beginning that these games are all about results, and we have chosen the 23 players who are in the best form right now and ready to get the job done. These guys have put in a tremendous amount of hard work in the last 10 days, and they are hungry to get started with the matches. We want to thank the players who have gone back to their clubs for all of their effort here. They are knocking on the door and will be ready to go if needed.”
Graham Zusi and Juan Pablo Angel will both play this weekend for their clubs. Zusi and Angel both are upset but understand why they were not chosen. Both players are on the United States reserve roster. If someone gets injured or ill, Zusi and Angel are first choice substitutes.