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World Cup: Predicting The USMNT 30-Man Roster

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


Tags: Jurgen Klinsmann USMNT World Cup Roster

  • lalo

    What about jermain Jones

  • conflict

    Sean Johnson is so much better than Rimando..

    • jjflashing

      Right, Rimando’s 4 goals he allowed in Gold Cup and 2 SO’ were terrible. Oh, and Sean’s 57% Save percentage this year in MLS is AWESOME, Rimando only has 76% and a 1.25 GAA vs. Sean’s 2.00. YES PLEASE sit Rimando for the GOD Johnson.

      • conflict

        That’s more Fire defense fail than it is Sean’s low save %…I mean…have you see their defense? Comparing Nat team vs club team isn’t the best, really. Given the same team, I’m still going with SJ.

      • Baxter Colburn

        Honestly, I am a huge Sean Johnson fan, but I went off everything that was being talked about. I think the Johnson in the feature of US Soccer in goal.

  • Telly Halkias

    Didn’t see that little dismissal of Landon Donovan coming, I guess? Thought I’d check in.

    • Baxter Colburn

      Well he did make the 30-man roster, but did not make the final 23-man roster. I honestly did not think he would make the roster.