With the 64th installment of the USA-Mexico rivalry approaching, U.S. men's national team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann settled on his 22-man roster on Sunday.
Thirteen MLS players, along with five from Liga MX, two from Europe, one from the NASL and one from the college ranks, account for Klinsmann's predominantly North America-based selection, largely due to the match falling outside of a traditional FIFA international date.
The U.S. will be without the services of captain Clint Dempsey, who is sidelined with a hamstring injury, and forward Jozy Altidore, who will serve his one-match suspension following a red card he received in the 1-1 draw against Switzerland on March 31 in Zurich.
Despite having to draw from a narrow player pool, the U.S. delegation, which continues preparations for the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup in July, includes nine players from the 2014 FIFA World Cup roster that helped the team advance out of the "Group of Death."
Meanwhile, Mexico's Miguel Herrera named a 19-man roster with all players based in Liga MX. Though El Tri are on the back of two 1-0 wins against Ecuador and Paraguay, they have yet to beat the U.S. since Klinsmann's tenure with the national team began in the summer of 2011.
U.S. Roster vs. Mexico (Wednesday, April 15 - 7:30 p.m. CT kickoff)
GOALKEEPERS (3): Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake), William Yarbrough (Club Leon)
DEFENDERS (8): Ventura Alvarado (Club America), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders FC), Greg Garza (Club Tijuana), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Michael Orozco (Puebla), Brek Shea (Orlando City SC), DeAndre Yedlin (Tottenham Hotspur)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana), Mix Diskerud (New York City FC), Miguel Ibarra (Minnesota United FC), Lee Nguyen (New England Revolution)
FORWARDS (5): Juan Agudelo (New England Revolution), Julian Green (Hamburg), Jordan Morris (Stanford University), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes), Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy)