U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann looks ahead to the first game of the final round of World Cup Qualifying, and discusses some of the challenges the team will face going up against Honduras.
No real surprises in Klinsmann squad for Honduras. It’s a squad heavy on European-based players that is led by veterans Tim Howard, Clint Dempsey and Michael Bradley.
GOALKEEPERS- Tim Howard, Brad Guzan, Sean Johnson
DEFENDERS- Tim Chandler, Fabian Johnson, Geoff Cameron, Carlos Bocanegra, Edgar Castillo Matt Besler, Omar Gonzalez, Brad Evans, Michael Parkhurst
MIDFIELDERS- Michael Bradley, Jermaine Jones, Danny Williams, Maurice Edu, Graham Zusi, Brad Davis, Jose Torres, Sacha Kljestan
FORWARDS- Clint Dempsey, Jozy Altidore, Eddie Johnson, Herculez Gomez
The biggest surprise is probably the inclusion of Brad Evans, though he had been considered a likely inclusion based on Sigi Schmid’s recent comments hinting at a call-up. Klinsmann has him listed as a defender and it’s very likely he will be battling with Michael Parkhurst for the final spot on the roster.
What do you think of the USA squad?