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All but a few World Cup hopefuls finish this weekend
by Paul Kennedy, May 8th, 2014 7:11PM
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[AMERICANS ABROAD]For most of the Americans playing abroad lucky enough to be named to Jurgen Klinsmann's 30-player squad for the training camp that begins Wednesday at Stanford, this is the last weekend of their club season. But there are a few exceptions.

Alejandro Bedoya is the only player whose regular league season does not end this weekend. Nantes plays St. Etienne Saturday in France's Ligue 1 but its last game is not until May 17 at Bastia.

A couple of players could still be involved in playoffs, though players are in different situations. Aron Johannsson is considered a lock to make the 30-player short but he is currently injured and may not play this weekend for AZ when it faces Heerenveen in the semifinals of the Eredivisie playoffs for a Europa League spot. If AZ advances, it will play two more games next week. If Timmy Chandler makes the cut, it would be a surprise though not out of the realm of possibility. After this weekend, Chandler's Nuremberg will have either been relegated to the German second division or face a promotion/relegation playoff next weekend. (Chandler is suspended for the game due to yellow-card accumulation.)

Off the 33 World Cup hopefuls we've been tracking -- foreign-based players Klinsmann has called into camp since the start of 2013 -- 14 have already finished their club seasons.

Leading Scorers (2013-14):
26 Aron Johannsson (AZ)
19 Terrence Boyd(Rapid Vienna)
9 Sacha Kljestan
(Anderlecht)
(Goals in all club competitions.)

U.S. World Cup Contenders:
GOALKEEPERS:
Cory Cropper, Southampton (England), vs. Man. United
Brad Guzan, Aston Villa (England), at Tottenham
Tim Howard, Everton (England), at Hull City

DEFENDERS:
Saturday:
John Brooks, Hertha Berlin (Germany), vs. Borussia Dortmund
Sunday:
Geoff Cameron, Stoke City (England), at West Bromwich
Timmy Chandler, Nuremberg (Germany), at Schalke 04
Fabian Johnson, Hoffenheim (Germany), vs. Eintracht Braunschweig
Season finished:
DaMarcus Beasley, Puebla (Mexico)
Edgar Castillo, Tijuana (Mexico)
Eric Lichaj, Nottingham Forest (England D2)
Oguchi Onyewu, Sheffield Wed. (England D2)
Michael Orozco, Puebla (Mexico)
Will Packwood, Birmingham City (England D2)
Tim Ream, Bolton Wanderers (England D2)
Jonathan Spector, Birmingham City (England D2)

MIDFIELDERS:
Saturday:
Alejandro Bedoya, Nantes (France), vs. St. Etienne
Sunday:
Josh Gatt, Molde (Norway), vs. Stromsgodset
Jermaine Jones, Besiktas (Turkey), at Elazigspor
Sacha Kljestan, Anderlecht (Belgium), vs. Genk
Alfredo Morales, FC Ingolstadt (Germany D2), vs. Energie Cottbus
Brek Shea, Stoke City (England), at West Bromwich
Monday:
Mikkel Diskerud, Rosenborg (Norway), at Sandnes Ulf
Season finished:
Joe Corona, Tijuana (Mexico)
Stuart Holden, Bolton Wanderers (England D2)
Jose Torres, Tigres (Mexico)
Danny Williams, Reading (England D2)

FORWARDS:
Friday:
Julian Green, Bayern Munich (Germany), vs. Memmingen
Saturday:
Aron Johannsson, AZ (Netherlands), at Heerenveen
Sunday:
Jozy Altidore, Sunderland (England), vs. Swansea City
Terrence Boyd, Rapid Vienna (Austria), at SV Josko Ried
Bobby Wood, 1860 Munich (Germany D2), at Union Berlin
Season finished:
Juan Agudelo, FC Utrecht (Netherlands)
Herculez Gomez, Tijuana (Mexico)


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