The squad includes Edgar Castillo, who has not played for the USA in two years, but Klinsmann said he deserved the call-up for his play for Monterrey, the Liga MX leader after 11 games.
“It’s been exciting to watch Edgar Castillo for quite some time at Monterrey play very consistent and on a very good level," he said, "so that’s why he deserves to come back in our group because he’s proving that week in and week out in the Mexican league. We’ve always been in touch. He’s very patient. He was disappointed he was not called in the last couple of occasions, but he made his point, he made his mark and that’s why we are happy to have him back in our group.”
Also picked were defenders Ventura Alvarado and Michael Orozco even though they do not play regularly for their Mexico clubs. Alvarado made his first appearance in almost two months, coming off the bench in Sunday's 2-1 win over Leon. Orozco hasn't played a league game for Tijuana in four months.
"The reason why we brought in a little bit of a bigger roster is," said Klinsmann, "because of the fact that it is the last time before we decide on the roster for the Copa America. We want to have the opportunity to see a couple more players. For example, we brought in four goalkeepers because we want to see where David Bingham is right now, where William Yarbrough -- who is playing very consistent with Club Leon -- is right now. Obviously, we want to see other players as well. This is the only chance we have from a national team perspective to see a couple guys, so that’s why we chose to bring in 26 players. On the roster sheet there can only be 23, but it’s definitely worth it for us to get a close look at a couple of players that we think of in terms of Copa America as well."
GOALKEEPERS (4): David Bingham (San Jose Earthquakes; 0/0), Brad Guzan (Aston Villa/ENG; 9/0), Tim Howard (Everton/ENG; 30/0), William Yarbrough (Leon/MEX; 0/0).
DEFENDERS (9): Ventura Alvarado (Club America/MEX; 0/0), Matt Besler (Sporting KC; 8/0), Steve Birnbaum (D.C. United; 0/0), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin/GER; 0/0), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City/ENG; 15/1), Edgar Castillo (Monterrey/MEX; 4/0), Omar Gonzalez (Pachuca/MEX; 8/0), Michael Orozco (Tijuana/MEX; 4/1), DeAndre Yedlin (Sunderland/ENG; 0/0).
MIDFIELDERS (8): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake; 6/0), Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes/FRA; 3/0), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC; 26/5), Mix Diskerud (New York City FC; 3/0), Ethan Finlay (Columbus Crew SC; 0/0), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Moenchengladbach/GER; 11/1), Darlington Nagbe (Portland Timbers; 2/0), Lee Nguyen (New England Revolution; 0/0).
FORWARDS (5): Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC; 28/12), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders; 34/13), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes; 0/0), Bobby Wood (Union Berlin/GER; 2/1), Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy; 2/1).
Note: In parentheses are games played and goals in World Cup qualifying.
Canada 1 Honduras 0. Goal: Johnson 38.
Mexico 3 El Salvador 0. Goals: Guardado 7, H.Herrera 42, Vela 64.
Honduras 0 Mexico 2. Goals: Corona 67, Damm 72.
El Salvador 0 Canada 0.
Standings: Mexico 6 points; Canada 4; El Salvador 1, Honduras 0.
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Nov. 13 in San Jose
Costa Rica 1 Haiti 0. Goal: Gamboa 29.
Nov. 13 in Kingston
Jamaica 0 Panama 2. Goals: Cooper 43, own goal 52.
Haiti 0 Jamaica 1. Goal: Donaldson 62.
Panama 1 Costa Rica 2. Goals: Tejada 72; Ruiz 66, Urena 69.
Standings: Costa Rica 6 points; Panama, Jamaica 3; Haiti 0.
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USA 6 St. Vincent & Gren. 1. Goals: Goals: Wood 11, Johnson 29, Altidore 31, 74, Cameron 51, Zardes 58; Anderson 5. Nov. 13
Guatemala 1 Trin. & Tobago 2. Goals: Mejia 90; Hyland 67, K.Jones 8.
Trin. & Tobago 0 USA 0.
St. Vincent & Gren. 0 Guatemala 4. Goals: Cincotta 23, M.Lopez 32, D.Lopez 48, Tinoco 81.
Standings: USA, Trin, & Tobago 4 points; Guatemala 3; St. Vincent & Gren. 0.
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