[USA MEN] U.S. national team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has called in 23 players for Wednesday's friendly against
Mexico at the Estadio Azteca in Mexico City (TV: ESPN2, ESPN3, Univision, live, 8 pm).
The squad consists of 13 foreign-based players -- seven from Europe and six from Mexico -- and 10 MLS players.
Three uncapped players are in the squad: Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Steven Beitasour and Alan Gordon (both San Jose Earthquakes).
Brek Shea, who has endured a difficult 2012 season at FC Dallas, is back in the squad, as are two other members of the U.S. under-23 team that failed to qualify for the Olympics: Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire) and Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna).
Five players who started the most recent U.S. game against Guatemala were not called in: Steve Cherundolo, Clarence Goodson, Carlos Bocanegra, Michael Bradley and Clint Dempsey, all European-based players.
GOALKEEPERS (3): Tim Howard (Everton), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
DEFENDERS (6): Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Steven Beitasour (San Jose Earthquakes), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Edgar Castillo (Club Tijuana), Michael Orozco Fiscal (San Luis), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim)
MIDFIELDERS (9): DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana), Maurice Edu (Rangers), Jermaine Jones (Schalke 04), Jose Torres (Pachuca), Brek Shea (FC Dallas), Danny Williams (Hoffenheim), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
FORWARDS (4): Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Herculez Gomez (Santos), lan Gordon (San Jose Earthquakes), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes).