With the Landon Donovan tribute match out of the way, Jurgen Klinsmann’s getting more of the band back together for Tuesday’s match against Honduras.
The States drew Ecuador 1-1 on Friday in an affair disjointed by Joe Gyau’s early knee injury and Landon Donovan’s 41-minute send-off, and will look to get back to their winning ways against a CONCACAF foe.
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Gyau, 22, will return to Dortmund for treatment while Donovan and Omar Gonzalez are back to L.A. for a big match with FC Dallas, but several other players also left the fold between matches: Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), John Anthony Brooks (Hertha Berlin) and Luis Gil (Real Salt Lake).
It was predetermined that Guzan would start against Ecuador and Rimando would get the Honduras match as Klinsmann looks to find his answer between the sticks during Tim Howard’s year away from international duty.
Coming into the team for the match in Boca Raton are several MLS players, all but one of whom were on Klinsmann’s roster for the World Cup: Jermaine Jones, Michael Bradley, Sean Johnson, Clint Dempsey, Matt Besler and Graham Zusi.
Kickoff between the Yanks and Honduras is set for 8pm ET on Tuesday.
Roster in full
Goalkeepers (3): Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
Defenders (6): Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt), Greg Garza (Club Tijuana), Michael Orozco (Puebla), Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers), DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders FC)
Midfielders (7): Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Jermaine Jones (New England Revolution), Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
Forwards (5): Jozy Altidore (Sunderland), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC), Miguel Ibarra (Minnesota United FC), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes), Bobby Wood (1860 Munich)