Jurgen Names 23-Man USMNT Roster
Jurgen had 27 players called into camp and had to cut the roster down to 23. The players who have been cut from the roster are FW Juan Agudelo, Mid’s Danny Williams, Graham Zusi & DEF Alfredo Morales. None of these cuts were or should be surprising at all.
The USMNT is getting ready for their first game against Scotland this Saturday. AzKicksIt will bring you a preview of that game later today. I always say “check out the U.S. Soccer website.” And I’m serious you should. Their official presser about the roster contained lost of news and notes including all these facts below.
- A total of 14 players bring World Cup qualifying experience to the roster.
- Steve Cherundolo and Landon Donovan are beginning their fourth qualifying cycle; Carlos Bocanegra, Clint Dempsey, Tim Howard and Oguchi Onyewu commence their third.
- He is one of five players on the roster to captain their club teams. Also wearing the captain’s armband: Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Cherundolo (Hannover), Donovan (LA Galaxy) and Clarence Goodson (Brondby).
- Howard sits in second place all-time for victories among U.S. goalkeepers, and tied for third in shutouts. He has eight clean sheets in 16 World Cup qualifying appearances.
- Donovan returns to the National Team for the first time since September of 2011. The USA’s all-time leading scorer also has the most appearances for any U.S. player in World Cup qualifying (35) and goals (12).
- Five of the six forwards on the current U.S. roster enter having tallied double digits in goals for their clubs.
- Dempsey is coming off a record-setting season for a U.S. international in England, recording his 50th career English Premier League goal while setting a single-season mark for league goals scored (17) and goals in all competitions (23).
- Altidore finished his first season at AZ Alkmaar with 19 goals in all competitions, including 15 in league play and four in the Europa League. Jermaine Jones helped Schalke 04 to a third-place finish in the Bundesliga and a spot in next year’s UEFA Champions League.
- With 19 goals in all competitions in the last year, Herculez Gomez became the first U.S. player to win both an MLS Cup title and Mexican League title as Santos defeated Monterrey in the two-leg final.
- Chris Wondolowski is atop the MLS goalscoring chart, having tallied 11 goals in 12 matches for San Jose.
- Terrence Boyd finished with 20 goals for Borussia Dortmund’s second team, scoring a goal in the final that helped the team gain promotion to the Third Division. Michael Bradley played in a career-high 34 league games in his first season at Chievo Verona in Italy’s Serie A, the Flying Donkeys finishing in 10th in the league table.
- Joe Corona is the only player making his first appearance on the MNT roster. The midfielder and Development Academy product scored four goals for the U-23 MNT in the 2012 CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifying tournament.
- Michael Parkhurst comes to camp as a newly crowned champion, as FC Nordsjaelland captured the Danish Superligaen title after finishing two points ahead of FC Copenhagen.
- Bocanegra and Maurice Edu play for Scottish Premier League side Rangers alongside Scotland defenders Lee Wallace and Steven Whittaker and goalkeeper Allan McGregor.
Here is a detailed roster breakdown. If you also missed it check out AzKicksIt USMNT & USMNT weekly news. Our latest post contained the USMNT version of “Hard Knocks”
|Altidore, Jozy||F||6-1||175||11/06/89||Boca Raton, Fla.||AZ Alkmaar (Netherlands)||46/13|
|Beckerman, Kyle||M||5-10||165||04/23/82||Crofton, Md.||Real Salt Lake||18/1|
|Bocanegra, Carlos||D||6-0||170||05/25/79||Alta Loma, Calif.||Rangers (Scotland)||101/12|
|Boyd, Terrence||F||6-0||180||02/16/91||Berlin, Germany||Borussia Dortmund (Germany)||1/0|
|Bradley, Michael||M||6-2||175||07/31/87||Manhattan Beach, Calif.||Chievo Verona (Italy)||64/9|
|Cameron, Geoff||D||6-3||185||07/11/85||Attleboro, Mass.||Houston Dynamo||3/0|
|Castillo, Edgar||D||5-7||146||10/08/86||Las Cruces, N.M.||Club Tijuana (Mexico)||3/0|
|Cherundolo, Steve||D||5-6||145||02/19/79||San Diego, Calif.||Hannover 96 (Germany)||79/2|
|Corona, Joe||M||5-10||165||07/09/90||Chula Vista, Calif.||Club Tijuana (Mexico)||0/0|
|Dempsey, Clint||M||6-1||170||03/09/83||Nacogdoches, Texas||Fulham (England)||83/25|
|Donovan, Landon||F||5-8||160||03/04/82||Redlands, Calif.||LA Galaxy||138/46|
|Edu, Maurice||M||6-0||170||04/18/86||Fontana, Calif.||Rangers (Scotland)||32/1|
|Gomez, Herculez||F||5-10||170||04/06/82||Las Vegas, Nev.||Santos (Mexico)||8/2|
|Goodson, Clarence||D||6-4||180||05/17/82||Alexandria, Va.||Brondby (Denmark)||28/3|
|Guzan, Brad||GK||6-4||210||09/09/84||Homer Glen, Ill.||Aston Villa (England)||19/0|
|Howard, Tim||GK||6-3||210||03/06/79||North Brunswick, N.J.||Everton (England)||73/0|
|Johnson, Fabian||M||6-0||155||12/11/87||Munich, Germany||Hoffenheim (Germany)||3/0|
|Jones, Jermaine||M||6-0||170||11/03/81||Chicago, Ill.||Schalke 04 (Germany)||16/1|
|Onyewu, Oguchi||D||6-4||210||05/13/82||Olney, Md.||Sporting Clube de Portugal (Portugal)||62/6|
|Parkhurst, Michael||D||5-11||155||01/24/84||Providence, R.I.||FC Nordsjaelland (Denmark)||11/0|
|Rimando, Nick||GK||5-11||181||06/17/79||Montclair, Calif.||Real Salt Lake||6/0|
|Torres, Jose||M||5-7||135||10/29/87||Longview, Texas||Pachuca (Mexico)||14/0|
|Wondolowski, Chris||F||6-0||165||01/28/83||Danville, Calif.||San Jose Earthquakes||7/0|