I don't really see the reason behind this turn-up day, staggered squad announcement, and now that it's begun there seems no real rhyme to it (unless we're meant to believe that none of Chandler, Lichaj or Ream will be in the group). A few things on the group:
- Please note the USMNT has Fabian Johnson listed among the midfielders. I hope we stick to this.
- I did not realize Daniel Williams would be 100% fit yet. Had I done so, he'd have been in my predicted 29.
- Alfredo Morales is the real surprise inclusion, especially considering he was dropped by Hertha for the end of their survival drive.
G - Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
D - Carlos Bocanegra (Rangers), Edgar Castillo (Club Tijuana), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover), Alfredo Morales (Hertha Berlin)
M - Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Michael Bradley (Chievo), Joe Corona (Tijuana), Maurice Edu (Rangers), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim), Jermaine Jones (Schalke), Jose Torres (Pachuca), Danny Williams (Hoffenheim)
F - Clint Dempsey (Fulham)
- Greg Seltzer