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February 23, 2012 at 12:32 PM

Klinsmann calls in 21 for Italy friendly

us logo small.jpgThe U.S. men’s national team faces Italy in a Feb. 29 friendly in Genoa and earlier today coach Jurgen Klinsmann released a mostly European-based squad of 21 for the match.

Landon Donovan, Edson Buddle, Geoff Cameron and Nick Rimando were the lone MLS representatives.

Borussia Dortmund forward Terrence Boyd got his first call up and is seeking his first cap.

Most notable ommissions, according to what I’ve seen on Twitter, are Anderlecht midfielder Sacha Kljestan and perhaps New England’s Benny Feilhaber.

Here’s the squad:

GOALKEEPERS (3): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)

DEFENDERS (7): Carlos Bocanegra (Rangers), Geoff Cameron (Houston Dynamo), Timmy Chandler (Nurnberg), 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)

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