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May 25, 2012 at 10:03 AM

Klinsmann names 23-man USMNT squad for three friendlies and two World Cup qualifiers

us logo small.jpgHere’s the 23-man group U.S. men’s national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann settled on for five games: a friendly vs. Scotland (Saturday in Jacksonville, Fla.), a friendly vs. Brazil (Wednesday in Landover, Md.), a friendly at Canada (June 3 in Toronto), a World Cup qualifier vs. Antigua & Barbuda (June 8 in Tampa, Fla.) and a World Cup qualifier at Guatemala (June 12).

Klinsmann had initially called in 27 players, but announced the final squad Friday morning:

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

DEFENDERS (7): Carlos Bocanegra (Rangers), Geoff Cameron (Houston Dynamo), Edgar Castillo (Club Tijuana), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover 96), Clarence Goodson (Brondby), Oguchi Onyewu (Sporting Lisbon), Michael Parkhurst (Nordsjaelland)

MIDFIELDERS (7): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Michael Bradley (Chievo Verona), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana), Maurice Edu (Rangers), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim), Jermaine Jones (Schalke 04), Jose Torres (Pachuca)

FORWARDS (6): Jozy Altidore (AZ Alkmaar), Terrence Boyd (Borussia Dortmund), Clint Dempsey (Fulham), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Herculez Gomez (Santos), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)

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What do you think of the squad? Anyone missing or included catch your eye?

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