After a grueling January training camp, the U.S. national team has been whittled down to 22 by head coach Jurgen Klinsmann.
On Friday U.S. soccer released the final roster for a training stint back in California, after the team has spent the last 12 days in Brazil on a ‘dry run’ for this summer’s World Cup tournament.
Klinsmann has decided to send Colorado Rapids defenders Chris Klute and Shane O’Neill, Sporting Kansas City defenders Chance Myers and Seth Sinovic and Houston Dynamo goalkeeper Tally Hall back to their clubs.
While one addition sees Columbus Crew defender Michael Parkhurst added to the roster, as he will join the team in LA.
Youngsters DeAndre Yedlin and Luis Gil both survived the cull and many U.S. fans will be excited to see how the two Major League Soccer prospects get on when the U.S. face the Korea Republic on Feb. 1 at the StubHub Center, in a friendly match that marks the end of the January camp.
How many of the following 22 players will be on the plane to Brazil?
GOALKEEPERS: Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
DEFENDERS: Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders FC), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Clarence Goodson (San Jose Earthquakes), Michael Harrington (Portland Timbers), Michael Parkhurst (Columbus Crew), DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders FC)
MIDFIELDERS: Eric Alexander (New York Red Bulls), Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Benny Feilhaber (Sporting Kansas City), Luis Gil (Real Salt Lake), Dax McCarty (New York Red Bulls), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
FORWARDS: Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Eddie Johnson (D.C. United), Mike Magee (Chicago Fire), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)