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Klinsmann names 22-man roster for USMNT friendly vs. Mexico

Jurgen Klinsmann

Jurgen Klinsmann


The match may be a friendly, but the result means everything when the United States faces Mexico.

Jurgen Klinsmann has named his 22-man roster for Wednesday night’s match in San Antonio, which features 13 players from Major League Soccer.

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Missing from the roster are two key names, Clint Dempsey and Jozy Altidore. Dempsey did not feature in the Sounders loss to Los Angeles while resting a hamstring injury, and Altidore is serving a suspension from his red card last month against Switzerland.

The side also features five players from Mexico’s Liga MX, including Joe Corona and Michael Orozco. It’s a roster heavy with North American-based players, limiting the travel necessary for the players to get to the Alamodome.

Only two players will be flying in from Europe, as DeAndre Yedlin has made the roster following his debut for Tottenham Hotspur over the weekend. Julian Green will also make the trip from Germany, though the 19-year-old has struggled on his loan spell at Hamburg.

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Despite what anyone says, a loss to Mexico would be tough for the USMNT, even if the match is a friendly. Check out the full roster below, and stay up-to-date with all the latest news and coverage for USA vs. Mexico right here on PST.

Goalkeepers: Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake), William Yarbrough (Club Leon)

Defenders: 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: 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: Juan Agudelo (New England Revolution), Julian Green (Hamburg), Jordan Morris (Stanford University), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes), Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy)