USMNT roster set for next week's friendly against Mexico
Jurgen Klinsmann names his 22-man roster for the USMNT's friendly with Mexico.
United States Men's National Team coach Jurgen Klinsmann is not wasting any time getting a first look at Julian Green, the German-American citizen who announced last week he'd play internationally for the United States.
Green, along with 21 others, has been officially named to the USMNT roster for an April 2 friendly with Mexico in Phoenix.
"Everyone knows the clock is ticking," Klinsmann said. "This is a huge opportunity for our players to show where they are at and to make their case. We expect them to give a really strong performance against a Mexican team that is now basically coming back on track. They need to prove now that they badly want to go to Brazil."
The match does not fall on an international fixture date, so most European players are not available. Bayern Munich, however, agreed to allow Green to play.
Here's the full roster, with club affiliations:
Goalkeepers: Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
Defenders: DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders FC), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Clarence Goodson (San Jose Earthquakes), Michael Orozco (Puebla), Michael Parkhurst (Columbus Crew), DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders FC)
Midfielders: Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Maurice Edu (Philadelphia Union), Luis Gil (Real Salt Lake), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
Forwards: Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC), Julian Green (Bayern Munich), Eddie Johnson (D.C. United), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)
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