For those keeping score, Jurgen Klinsmann called up 14 of my earlier "selections" - not half bad considering he also named fewer players then I did on my wishlist. I'm not certain as to why Michael Parkhurst isn't in the squad, but I'd imagine it has to do with FC Nordsjælland's killer upcoming schedule.
Also, unlike some may be, I am not opposed to the Agudelo call-up. I am opposed to a tiny defensive stable that's two-thirds made of natural midfielders. With the Altidore soap opera apparently resolved, this trend has become my new great concern.
G - Tim Howard (Everton), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
D - Carlos Bocanegra (Racing Santander), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Timmy Chandler (FC Nürnberg), Maurice Edu (Stoke City), Clarence Goodson (Brøndby), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim)
M - Michael Bradley (AS Roma), Mikkel Diskerud (Rosenborg), Joshua Gatt (Molde FK), Joe Gyau (Hoffenheim), Jermaine Jones (Schalke 04), Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht), Danny Williams (Hoffenheim)
F - Juan Agudelo (Chivas USA), Jozy Altidore (AZ Alkmaar), Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna), Herculez Gomez (Santos Laguna)
UPDATE: We have some squad comments from the boss.
- Greg Seltzer