Projecting the USMNT pre-World Cup camp roster

Projecting the USMNT pre-World Cup camp roster


Projecting the USMNT pre-World Cup camp roster


USMNT Training Sao Paulo, Brazil


We are just a month away from the U.S. Men’s National Team convening on Northern California for the all-important pre-World Cup training camp and Jurgen Klinsmann is going to have some interesting decisions to make on the group he winds up inviting to the camp.

The current U.S. player pool is the deepest in history, and while you probably already knew that selecting the 23-man roster for the World Cup will be difficult, even selecting a 26-28 squad for the training camp will be tough.

In my latest column for I break down my projections for the USMNT pre-World Cup training camp roster, coming up with a 28-player roster, as well as the players who miss the cut.

There are several position battles that are extremely close to call, and some that are easier to predict based on Klinsmann’s established preferences.

Here is your chance to make your own picks for some of those roster spot battles. Give my roster projection piece a read, and then cast your vote on some of the tougher roster battles after the jump:

  • Mix Diskerud
  • Joe Corona
  • Benny Feilhaber
  • Luis Gil


  • Michael Orozco
  • John Brooks
  • Oguchi Onyewu
  • Tim Ream

  • Eddie Johnson
  • Juan Agudelo
  • Herculez Gomez

What do you think of my projected training camp roster? Who did you vote for in the above polls? Who do you see being the most surprising exclusion from the training camp?

Share your thoughts below.

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