Sunday, June 2, 2013

Golden Guys

Klinsmann's 35-man preliminary roster is out. The cut to 23 will be announced June 27, but CONCACAF is allowing teams to make switches between the initial 23 and this 35 between the group stage and the knockouts.

And no, there's no Eric Lichaj.

As they're listed by position:

Goalkeepers - Tally Hall (Houston Dynamo), Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire) and Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)

Defenders - Corey Ashe (Houston Dynamo), DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Tony Beltran (Real Salt Lake), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Carlos Bocanegra (Racing Santander), Edgar Castillo (Tijuana), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Clarence Goodson (Brondby), Oguchi Onyewu (Malaga), Michael Orozco (Puebla) and Michael Parkhurst (Augsburg)

Midfielders - Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (Helsingborgs), Joe Corona (Tijuana), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders), Benny Feilhaber (Sporting Kansas City), Josh Gatt (Molde), Stuart Holden (Bolton), Brek Shea (FC Dallas), Jose Torres (Tigres) and Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)

Forwards - Will Bruin (Houston Dynamo), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Herculez Gomez (Santos Laguna), Alan Gordon (San Jose Earthquakes), Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders), John McInerney (Philadelphia Union), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes) and Bobby Wood (1860 Munich)

I'm curious to see what this Donovan guy can do.

- Jacob Klinger

9 comments:

Miguelito B said...

I have it on good authority that Lichaj banged Mrs. Klinnsman shortly before Herr Doktor Scheisskopf took over the team.

Jolazo said...

No Agudelo is really surprising.

Will said...

Who's John McInerney ;)

Adrian said...

Who's Bobby Wood? Looked him up on Wikipedia, seems to score goals. Is he a center forward, winger, what?

downintexas said...

Alan Gordan, really?

Where is Goerge John?

Jacob Klinger said...

@Adrian
I don't know a ton about how he plays, but we've been hearing his name for years, probably because he successfully trialed with 1860 Munich when he was 13. He's been there since he was 14.

Also, he likes Spongebob.

Jay said...

If he makes the roster and plays, he'll be the second Hawaiian to be capped by the US.

heythisisrobbie said...

Wood was the reason why the U20's didn't qualify for the World Cup in Honduras. He was a mainstay at forward and the team admittedly missed him after an injury.

That injury created a giant issue with the club, IIRC. 1860 didn't want to release him to travel to the qualification game, let alone play, because they thought he was hurt too bad. US docs overruled their decision, and Wood ended up with a career threatening injury because of it.

Now back on the field (and scoring), it is an amazing testament to his work ethic. Wood was once a top prospect and he's working hard to get back toward the top.

Adrian said...

nice info thanks