There is certainly a heaping handful of curious among these 35 players, but I can only assume that Euro-trip hero Bobby Wood is being left off so he can clarify his club situation and get a proper preseason with his new club. Though he is unlikely to change clubs, the same type of club-centric thinking probably explains why Rubio Rubin is uninvolved.
The inclusion of RunDMB is quite interesting, considering he announced his USMNT retirement after a splendid display at World Cup 2014. I'm surprised Ventura Alvarado is on the list, as his comfort at the international level has been slow to arrive, but then I suppose a CONCACAF tourney is more his current speed. I already told you here and on MLSS that Julian Green will not be included and that Tim Ream (now on a post-season break) remains in the picture. And as always, I am bemused by the continued absence of Eric Lichaj, especially considering the multitude of wingback struggles since last summer.
G - Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake), William Yarbrough (León)
D - Ventura Alvarado (Club América), DaMarcus Beasley (Houston Dynamo), Matt Besler (Sporting KC), John Anthony Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders), Greg Garza (Tijuana), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Michael Orozco (Puebla), Tim Ream (Bolton), Brek Shea (Orlando City), DeAndre Yedlin (Tottenham)
M - Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Joe Corona (Tijuana), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Mix Diskerud (New York City FC), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Perry Kitchen (D.C. United), Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt), Lee Nguyen (New England Revolution), Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy), Graham Zusi (Sporting KC)
F - Juan Agudelo (New England Revolution), Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders), Alan Gordon (LA Galaxy), Aron Jóhannsson (AZ Alkmaar), Jordan Morris (Stanford University), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)
- Greg Seltzer