So apparently now we are rushing back to experience first, with Jurgen Klinsmann naming 16 players from the World Cup 2014 crew in his roster for next week's big showdown with Mexico. I'm trying to figure out if this is a surprising maneuver for him or entirely predictable... or a weird mixture of both. But then, he's left out seasoned Mexico-handler Omar Gonzalez for green struggler Ventura Alvarado. So who knows how this all works?
G - Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
D - Ventura Alvarado (Club América), DaMarcus Beasley (Houston Dynamo), Matt Besler (Sporting KC), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Michael Orozco (Tijuana), Tim Ream (Fulham), Jonathan Spector (Birmingham City)
M - Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Jermaine Jones (New England Revolution), Danny Williams (Reading), DeAndre Yedlin (Sunderland), Graham Zusi (Sporting KC)
F - Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders, Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes), Gyasi Zardes (L.A. Galaxy)
- Greg Seltzer