The announcement of the USMNT 30-man preliminary roster is just two days away.
Coach Jurgen Klinsmann has a very difficult decision ahead of him, not only for this preliminary roster, but for his final 23-man roster.
Many players have already performed well enough to guarantee a roster place all the way through to Brazil. While others are still fighting for any last possible hope of getting a phone call from Klinsmann on Monday. The final 23-man roster must be submitted by June 2, giving Klinsmann ample time to make certain he chooses the correct players.
The USMNT will play two matches before the roster deadline day. These matches will be on May 27, against Azerbaijan and June 1, against Turkey. Following the final roster announcement, the U.S. will play two more matches against Nigeria and Belgium, before the team opens play against Ghana on June 16.
We here at The American Pitch have put together our predictions for who we feel will make the USMNT 30-man roster on June 2.
Goalkeepers: Tim Howard, Brad Guzan, and Nick Rimando
Defenders: Matt Besler, Omar Gonzalez, Tim Ream, Geoff Cameron, Fabian Johnson, DeAndre Yedlin, Brad Evans, Demarcus Beasley, and Michael Parkhurst.
Midfielders: Michael Bradley, Graham Zusi, Landon Donovan, Brad Davis, Kyle Beckerman Mix Diskerud, Julian Green, Alejandro Bedoya, Maurice Edu, Brek Shea and Benny Feilhaber
Forwards: Clint Dempsey, Jozy Altidore, Terrance Boyd, Aron Johannson, Chris Wondolowski, Eddie Johnson, and Juan Agudelo