U.S. Men's National Team

Which new faces should Klinsmann call in October?

Sacha Kljestan (ISIPhotos.com)

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Jurgen Klinsmann had a chance to take a good, long look at several players in the U.S. Men's national team's recent training camps and World Cup qualifiers, and it is a safe bet some of those players won't be back.

The question now becomes just which new players will Klinsmann take a look at when the team reconvenes in October for the final two matches of the qualifying round.

We already know that, assuming they are healthy, Michael Bradley and Landon Donovan will be part of the squad in October, but there are still plenty of other players who could merit a look after not being a part of recent national team camps.

On defense, you have players such as Eric Lichaj and Omar Gonzalez. In midfielder, there is Sacha Kljestan and Chris Pontius. Then you have forward Eddie Johnson. These are just some of the players who Klinsmann might be taking a look at the next time he brings the national team together.

Which player are you hoping to see get a call next month that haven't been called in by Klinsmann recently? Cast your vote after the jump:


Who did you vote for? Was there a player who you would have voted if they were on the list?

Share your thoughts below.

  • GW

    I have no problem with sitting Howard and playing Guzan.

    However, if JK uses these upcoming friendlies as glorified practices for Guatemala and A & B, then the back four can never get too much practice interacting with their keeper,presumably Howard, especially on set pieces.

    It’s obvious the US needs to work on those and a friendly would the time to do it.


  • GW

    “A comparison can be made to Podolski who is not special in club play but shines for the German national team.”

    It’s a bad comparison.

    The last two years in Germany, Podolski scored 14 and 18 goals for Cologne for a total of 32, which is about how many goals Freddy has for his entire pro club career.

    Does Freddy have such good numbers for Philly?


  • GW

    “Look no further than the last Gold Cup match with Mexico. Two passes. Two goals.”

    Sure, two goal. But final score Mexico 4 US 2.

    Except for the Panama game name me a meaningful game where Adu helps lead the team to victory.

    All that skill and it doesn’t seem to help the US senior team win.


  • Chad

    Chandler has expressed more interest in US than Germany, he’s been focusing on his club team Nurnberg.


  • Mr_A

    I’m still mad at Bradley for not playing Buddle more, after he kicked butt in the friendlies. Think JK should give him a shot at least.


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