By now, a Jurgen Klinsmann selection without curiousness is almost a bummer. Admit it: You're almost disappointed when he picks pretty much how you would have. How boring. It's more likely, though, that he offers something worthy of discussion. After all, the manager can often jam pack great ideas and stale annoyances (such as Johnson listed in defense) in the same set of USMNT call-ups.
Well, in this respect, the big ol' group that will pack up soon for the next set of (only slightly nervy) CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers is vintage stuff. It's got everything: surprise calls, guys coming back, thought of the guys who remain missing from the list for some odd reason (led by Kljestan), youth, experience, position experiments and no less than five guys going away on US duty for the first time since joining new clubs. This should be entertaining.
G - Brad Guzan (Middlesbrough), Ethan Horvath (Molde FK), Tim Howard (Colorado Rapids)
D - Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas), Matt Besler (Sporting KC), Steve Birnbaum (D.C. United), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Omar Gonzalez (Pachuca), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Moenchengladbach), Michael Orozco (Tijuana), DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United)
M - Paul Arriola (Tijuana), Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (Philadelphia Union), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Jermaine Jones (Colorado Rapids), Darlington Nagbe (Portland Timbers), Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund), Caleb Stanko (FC Vaduz), Graham Zusi (Sporting KC)
F - Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders FC), Rubio Rubin (FC Utrecht), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes), Bobby Wood (Hamburg)
- Greg Seltzer