[U.S. SOCCER] New U.S. coach Juergen Klinsmann has named a 22-player roster for the USA's friendly against Mexico in Philadelphia on Wednesday
(9 pm ET, ESPN2/Univision).
The roster includes players from leagues in eight countries MLS (7), Germany (6), Mexico (4), England (1), France (1), Denmark (1), Scotland (1) and Portugal (1).
The only uncapped player is 20-year-old D.C. United goalkeeper Bill Hamid, who will serve as understudy to veteran Tim Howard.
DaMarcus Beasley, who played in the last three World Cups and is trying to revive his career with Mexico's Puebla after spending last season on Hannover 96's bench, gets his first call-up since before the 2010 World Cup.
Among the players Klinsmann called up who seemed to have gone off predecessor Bob Bradley's radar are Mexican-Americans Jose Torres, Edgar Castillo and Michael Orozco. Torres had not been called in since playing 45 minutes at the 2010 World Cup. Castillo (as a second-half sub in 2009 vs. Denmark) and Orozco (90 minutes vs. Trinidad & Tobago in 2008) played one game under Bradley.
The six German-based players include Michael Bradley, the son of former U.S. coach Bob Bradley, and two German-raised players, Timmy Chandler and Jermaine Jones, who both made their U.S. debuts under Bob Bradley.
"One of the goals of the roster for this game and moving forward is to create competition at each position," said Klinsmann. "There are many players who are established as well as many players who will get opportunities, and we want there to be a healthy contest for spots on the roster. We will get a good look at where each player is as quickly as we can during the short time in camp, and we will finish with an exciting game against Mexico."
Bill Hamid (D.C. United) 0 caps/0 goals
Tim Howard (Everton/ENG) 65/0
Carlos Bocanegra (Saint-Etienne/FRA) 93/12
Edgar Castillo (Club America/MEX) 1/0
Timmy Chandler (FC Nuremberg/GER) 2/0
Steve Cherundolo (Hannover 96/GER) 72/2
Clarence Goodson (Brondby/DEN) 24/3
Michael Orozco Fiscal (San Luis/MEX) 1/0
Heath Pearce (Chivas USA) 33/0
Tim Ream (New York Red Bulls) 6/0
Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake) 12/1
Michael Bradley (Borussia M’gladbach/GER) 59/9
Ricardo Clark (Eintracht Frankfurt/GER) 31/2
Maurice Edu (Glasgow Rangers/SCO) 25/1
Jermaine Jones (Schalke 04/GER) 11/1
Brek Shea (FC Dallas) 2/0
Jose Torres (Pachuca/MEX) 11/0
Freddy Adu (Benfica/POR) 17/2
Juan Agudelo (New York Red Bulls) 10/2
DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla/MEX) 93/17
Edson Buddle (FC Ingolstadt/GER) 6/2
Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy) 136/46