Brooks, Donovan and Johannsson among players called up to USMNT World Cup qualifying squad

Brooks, Donovan and Johannsson among players called up to USMNT World Cup qualifying squad

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Brooks, Donovan and Johannsson among players called up to USMNT World Cup qualifying squad

USMNT starting eleven

By IVES GALARCEP

U.S. Men’s National Team newcomers John Brooks and Aron Johannsson headline a strong squad called in for the team’s upcoming World Cup qualifiers vs. Costa Rica and Mexico.

U.S. stars Michael Bradley, Clint Dempsey, Tim Howard, Landon Donovan and Jozy Altidore lead the squad as it attempts to secure qualification to the 2014 World Cup.

The Americans are riding a 12-match winning streak into the upcoming qualifiers, and several of the key contributors during that winning streak headline the group called in.

Clarence Goodson, Sacha Kljestan, Michael Parkhurst, Jose Torres, Terrence Boyd and Joe Corona were among the players left out of the squad for September’s qualifiers.

Here is the full squad:

USMNT WORLD CUP QUALIFYING ROSTER

GOALKEEPERS– Tim Howard, Brad Guzan, Nick Rimando

DEFENDER– DaMarcus Beasley, Matt Besler, John Brooks, Geoff Cameron, Edgar Castillo, Brad Evans, Omar Gonzalez, Michael Orozco

MIDFELDERS– Kyle Beckerman, Alejandro Bedoya, Michael Bradley, Mix Diskerud, Fabian Johnson, Jermaine Jones, Graham Zusi

FORWARDS– Jozy Altidore, Clint Dempsey, Landon Donovan, Aron Johannsson, Eddie Johnson

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The U.S. travel to San Jose, Costa Rica to face the ‘Ticos’ on Sept. 6th before returning to the United States to face Mexico in Columbus, Ohio on Sept. 10th.

What do you think of the roster? Who are you happy to see make the team? Who are you disappointed to see miss the cut?

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