Klinsmann adds Beckerman to USMNT roster

Klinsmann adds Beckerman to USMNT roster

U.S. Men's National Team

Klinsmann adds Beckerman to USMNT roster

Kyle Beckerman

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By DAN KARELL

Jurgen Klinsmann added Kyle Beckerman to the United States Men’s National Team roster on Friday as the team continues their preparation in Salt Lake City ahead of Tuesday’s World Cup qualifying match against Honduras.

Beckerman’s addition adds depth to a central midfield position that was missing usual starter Jermaine Jones because of a concussion. The call-up now puts the 31-year-old alongside Jones, Michael Bradley, Sacha Kljestan, and Geoff Cameron in the middle of the field on the roster.

Real Salt Lake have no games until June 22, leaving Beckerman clear to join the USMNT camp without missing any club games. The RSL captain has played 25 times for the USMNT in his career, including captaining the national side in their January draw against Canada in Houston.

What do you make of this decision? Do you see Beckerman playing against Honduras? Surprised at his call-up?

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