By IVES GALARCEP
Timmy Chandler, Joe Corona and DeAndre Yedlin were among the 30 players named to the preliminary U.S. Men’s National Team World Cup roster released by Jurgen Klinsmann on Monday.
Clint Dempsey, Tim Howard, Landon Donovan and Michael Bradley headline the 30-player preliminary U.S. Men’s National Team World Cup roster submitted to FIFA on Monday.
Among the notable omissions are Eddie Johnson, Juan Agudelo and Tim Ream.
Here is the full preliminary U.S. World Cup roster:
USMNT PRELIMINARY WORLD CUP ROSTER
GOALKEEPERS (3) : Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
DEFENDERS (11) : DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Timmy Chandler (Nürnberg), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders FC), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Clarence Goodson (San Jose Earthquakes), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim), Michael Parkhurst (Columbus Crew), DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders FC)
MIDFIELDERS (10) : Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Maurice Edu (Philadelphia Union), Julian Green (Bayern Munich), Jermaine Jones (Besiktas), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
FORWARDS (6) : Jozy Altidore (Sunderland), Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Aron Johannsson (AZ Alkmaar), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)
The USMNT kicks off training camp on Wednesday at Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif. The team will train for the next two weeks before facing Azerbaijan in a friendly at Candlestick Park on May 27 in the first of three matches in the U.S. team’s World Cup sendoff series.
The final 23-player World Cup roster is due to FIFA by June 2, which means Klinsmann will likely announce his squad after the U.S. plays Turkey at Red Bull Arena on June 1.
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