[USA MEN] Coach Jurgen Klinsmann has called in a 21-man roster with 17 foreign-based and four MLS players for the USA's friendly against Italy
in Genoa on Feb. 29 (TV: 2:45 pm ET, ESPN, ESPN3.com, Galavision).
The MLS contingent is comprised of attackers Landon Donovan and Edson Buddle, defender Geoff Cameron, and goalkeeper Nick Rimando.
Mexico-based midfielder Jose Torres, who started for the USA in Klinsmann's first three games at the U.S. helm, makes his first return to the U.S. squad since suffering a foot injury while playing for his club, Pachuca, last September.
“We’re happy to have Jose back," Klinsmann told The MNT Blog. "He’s a very creative player, very calm on the ball, and a great passer. He brings a different dimension in the midfield."
The other 16 foreign-based players play in seven different European leagues, including Italy's Serie A, where defensive midfielder Michael Bradley plays for Chievo.
The squad includes one player without a U.S. cap: The Borussia Dortmund-based Terrence Boyd, a 21-year-old striker who was raised in Germany and has played for the USA at the U-20 level.
GOALKEEPERS (3): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake).
DEFENDERS (7): Carlos Bocanegra (Glasgow Rangers), Geoff Cameron (Houston Dynamo), Timmy Chandler (FC Nuremberg), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover 96), Clarence Goodson (Brondby), Michael Parkhurst (FC Nordsjaelland), Jonathan Spector (Birmingham City).
MIDFIELDERS (6): Michael Bradley (Chievo Verona), Maurice Edu (Rangers), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim), Jermaine Jones (Schalke 04), Jose Torres (Pachuca), Danny Williams (Hoffenheim).
FORWARDS (5): Jozy Altidore (AZ Alkmaar), Terrence Boyd (Borussia Dortmund), Edson Buddle (LA Galaxy), Clint Dempsey (Fulham), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy).