U.S. Men's National Team

U.S. roster announcement for Mexico friendly pushed to Thursday

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Those expecting to analyze Jurgen Klinsmann's first round of player selections will have to wait another day.

U.S. Soccer announced that the roster next week's friendly against Mexico will be revealed on Thursday, not Wednesday, as Klinsmann had suggested during his initial press conference as U.S. national team coach on Monday.

According to the U.S. Soccer official Twitter feed, Klinsmann is still in the process of contacting players personally, thus postponing the release of what is expected to be a 20-man roster.

While SBI reported yesterday that fullbacks Eric Lichaj and Jonathan Spector are unlikely to participate in the match, a report out of Germany suggests that right back Timmy Chandler has been called in.

What do you think of the latest developments?

Share your thoughts below.

  • DCP

    Why stop at Chandler, Jones, and Yeldell… Here is the all German-American starting 11 (or at least Yanks Abroad calls some of these people Americans).

    Jerome Kiesewetter — Marcel Ramsey
    Fabian Hurzeler – Jones – J. Spector – Preston Zimmerman
    Chandler – Daniel Williams – Alfredo Morales -Cherundolo

    Spector has a German passport and Cherundolo is the Mayor of Hannover, so they make the team. Everyone else, I don’t know who most of them are, so I hope I got their positions right.


  • Joe

    That would be weak if MB90 turned down an invite because of Bob being fired. You’re 23 now MB and a married man so it’s time to grow up. Be a professional and show up.


  • Angel FAN of USA

    Noone said that we have a pool of talent players to be World Cup winner please get over it. All I’m saying that we have a good players that can play and be competitive with other team in the world. Ok we don’t have the Xavi, Niesta, Messi, Ronaldo, Rooney in the world but we need to look for guys are willing to fight, with pride and love for the USA Kit. I do watch Soccer(Football) and I still played but I do can tell that there are some good players in the Youth system that can be good or maybe even great. So stop putting the USA down or Our own player.


  • Ritulin19

    I know we upset england in 1950the with a few people w/o US citizenship. Then we got trounced out of the WC. Time to move on. New ERA new unis


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