Agudelo, Onyewu, Shea and Ream among 24 called in for USMNT friendly vs. Ukraine

Mix Diskerud Juan Agudelo


Juan Agudelo, Brek Shea, Oguchi Onyewu, and Tim Ream have all been called in by Jurgen Klinsmann for the March 5 friendly against Ukraine.

For Agudelo, Onyewu and Ream, the call-ups signal the end of lengthy spells away from the national team set-up. They are joined by the likes of Danny Williams and Sacha Kljestan.

Young central defender Will Packwood earns his first senior national team call-up, while Julian Green has been called in and will take part in two days of training with the team, though he will not play in the friendly.

The squad has only two MLS players on it, Clint Dempsey and Michael Bradley. Dempsey is joining the team directly from England, where he is wrapping up his loan with Fulham, while Bradley was brought in because of the fact Toronto FC has a bye on the opening week of the MLS season. The 2014 season kicks off on March 8th.

Here is the full squad:

GOALKEEPERS: Cody Cropper (Southampton), Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton)

DEFENDERS: John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Edgar Castillo (Club Tijuana), Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt), Oguchi Onyewu (Sheffield Wednesday), Will Packwood (Birmingham City), Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers)

MIDFIELDERS: Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim), Jermaine Jones (Besiktas), Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht), Brek Shea (Barnsley), Danny Williams (Reading)

FORWARDS: Juan Agudelo (Utrecht), Jozy Altidore (Sunderland), Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC), Julian Green (Bayern Munich), Aron Johannsson (AZ Alkmaar)


What do you think of the squad? Who are you happy to see make the team? Who are you shocked to see included?

Share your thoughts below.

  • Yankeedom

    No Cherundolo? Is he injured again?

    Does this pretty much close the book on his World Cup chances (and USMNT career)?


  • Ben

    Why no Timmy Chandler? Is JK over it now? Great athlete and he can play anywhere on the side, he must be a consideration, no?


  • The Imperative Voice

    “The core group of the team is Tim Howard and then Michael Bradley, Jermaine Jones in midfield, Clint Dempsey in front of them and then Jozy Altidore up front. These five players build our spine.”


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