Here is what my magic clipboard says when I shake it and ask "What 30 players would I bring to pre-World Cup training camp?"
G - Howard, Guzan, Rimando
CB - Besler, Goodson, Gonzalez, Onyewu, Ream, Brooks
WB - Cameron, F. Johnson, Parkhurst, Chandler, Evans
DM - Williams, Edu, Beckerman
CM - Bradley, Dempsey, Jones, Diskerud
W - Donovan, Zusi, Bedoya, Beasley, Green
F - Altidore, Jóhannsson, Boyd, Agudelo
My camp alternates, ready on standby: Clark, Hedges, Orozco, Beltran, Spector, Kljestan, Feilhaber, Shea, Wondolowski, E. Johnson
My apologies to Wondo(w), still injured Eric Lichaj and others. Even if I would not bet on him to make my final roster, Evans makes the camp over the exciting prospect of Yedlin because he earned the right to be there. Frankly, I would take a few more than 30 if allowed and both would come along with Spector.
However, I would likely not add candidates to the central midfield and strike groups (Agudelo sneaks the last of the 30 invites because of his physical tools and ability to make quick impact off the bench) unless it was required by injury. I want those particular stables listed above hoarding all the reps possible. There cannot be open tryouts everywhere at this date, sorry. The big one, of course, is in defensive midfield.
And yes, in part because all three DM's are in form for the fight, both FabJo and Cameron are now officially listed as wide defenders here. Sometimes, the decision you don't want to make has to be made anyway. This is World Cup, baby.
- Greg Seltzer