Klinsmann calls 20 to Russia + Joe Gyau and Diskerud

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  1. AutoPenalti

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    U.S. ROSTER BY POSITION
    GOALKEEPERS (3): Tim Howard (Everton), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
    DEFENDERS (6): Carlos Bocanegra (Racing Santander), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Timmy Chandler (Nuremberg), Maurice Edu (Stoke City), Clarence Goodson (Brondby), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim)
    MIDFIELDERS (7): Michael Bradley (Roma), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Joshua Gatt (Molde), Joe Gyau (Hoffenheim), Jermaine Jones (Schalke 04), Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht), Danny Williams (Hoffenheim)
    FORWARDS (4): Juan Agudelo (Chivas USA), Jozy Altidore (AZ Alkmaar), Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna), Herculez Gomez (Santos Laguna)
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  2. AutoPenalti

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    What's the love affair of Edu? The guy isn't even dressing!

    No Clint Dempsey
    No Landon Donovan
    Timothy Chandler finally committed to the USA.
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    Wow Juan A. but no Adu.
  4. cleansheetbsc

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    Danny Williams has finally won? No Beckerman.

    This Cameron and Edu thing is not going to work out if neither of them never play that position at their club. That said, put Edu next to Boca and see how he does.
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  5. AutoPenalti

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    This is calling for a 4-2-3-1.
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    Any road game calls for that. It should look similar to Mexico and Italy.
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    false.
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  8. AutoPenalti

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    Only difference, 2 DM's were called :p
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    Chandler tells ussoccer: "I finally feel ready to make the commitment." #usmnt
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    guess that Germany dream is drying up.
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    I'm ok with this team aside from the lack of young CBs trying to impress.
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    With no Dempsey, Donovan or Zusi, I'm expecting the same.
  13. AutoPenalti

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    On the situation with Timmy Chandler:
    “Timmy was always committed to the team. With his dual citizenship situation and having a choice, it’s a big, big decision. Timmy is maturing now. He’s becoming a better pro and a more mature player, and he knows now that once he makes the final decision that’s going to be his life. So I don’t want to put any pressure in a situation like that. The choice should come from the player. Obviously, there comes a time when there is no time left, and he knows that. We are thrilled that he is now back in the group. The group welcomed him with open arms. He gives us quality on our roster. He’s maturing in the Bundesliga and he’s one of the best players in Nuremberg. It’s good to have him when we play one of the best teams in Europe.”

    On the decision to bring Jozy Altidore to the match against Russia:
    “We are happy having Jozy back in the group. Obviously, he was left out of the last games against Antigua & Barbuda and Guatemala because of the way he played in Jamaica and maybe a couple other things from the previous months that I wasn’t so happy about. I mentioned it to him, and now having him back in the group gives us an opportunity to talk through that stuff and also to see his total commitment on the field. He’s an important player for us. He’s fighting his way through the Dutch league and doing well there, and we hope he brings the same energy into our group. We often forget that Jozy is not a 30-year-old player that you already expect to be kind of perfect and mature. He’s still going through ups and downs, which is totally normal. So when a down period comes and I leave him out of the roster, that’s not the end of the world. But it’s also a little signal to say ‘Hey Jozy, maybe there were things we didn’t like before.’ Now we can catch up and see how it goes.”
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    I'm surprised by the no Dempsey and the no Cherundolo. Obviously these guys are both going to play an important role in the Hex. I know that by 2014 things will be different, but there will be still be games on the way there where I think Cherundolo is still first-choice RB.
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    ------------------Howard---------------
    Johnson---Cameron---boca---Chandler---
    -----------------Williams---------------
    ---------- Mix-----------Bradley-------
    ---Gatt----------Boyd---------Gyau
    4-3-3
    (maybe Kljestan in for Mix)
  16. AutoPenalti

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    Flip Chandler and Johnson and I'd test that out.
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    Its not a huge deal, but I never understand the need to fly a Ramundo (or any other goalkeeper older than say 25-yo)15 hours to practice once and sit on the bench (or even get a token half of soccer).
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    It was said he naturally plays RB that's the only reason i put him there
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    I like the roster. Tons of speed up front and on the wings. Skillful position type mids instead of a million D-mids. Wish Besler or another CB was called in in place of Edu and Goodson though. Also why fly poor Rimando over to Russia knowing he won't play. Whatever free trip to Russia for Nick.
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    Agreed but he has no club team commitments at the moment and I do believe they get $ per roster appearance right? Rimando probably doesn't mind.

    What I don't get is that JK knows what he gets with Howard. Why not give him a rest and give Guzan the start...who is having a better EPL season at the moment. Let Guzan show what he can do.
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    I'd agree to split Howard and Guzan 50/50, but would not agree that Guzan is having a better season. Congrats to Brad for getting the starting spot, but there is a reason why one is on Everton and the other is on Aston Villa.
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    Where'd Dempsey go?
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    Tott play Arsenal on Sat. AvB might have requested Dempsey stay.
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    Eh, I think Howard is a better keeper than both De Gea and Lindegaard but they are on Manchester United and he is on Everton. Anyway, overall I think Howard is the better keeper and has earned the #1 spot for USMNT but IMO Guzan is having the better season. But just my opinion.
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    He tweeted about the manager :)

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