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Loew to rest Neuer, Muller for friendly vs. USMNT, Euro qualifier vs. Gibraltar


Bayern’s goalkeeper Manuel Neuer (L) and forward Thomas Muller give a press conference in Porto on April14, 2015, on the eve of the UEFA Champions League quarter finals football match FC Porto vs FC Bayern Munich. AFP PHOTO / FRANCISCO LEONG (Photo credit should read FRANCISCO LEONG/AFP/Getty Images)

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Germany’s roster for an upcoming friendly against the United States and a Euro qualifier against Gibraltar will be missing some big names.

Manuel Neuer, Thomas Muller and Toni Kroos will get a break from international duty this go-round, as the friendly against Jurgen Klinsmann’s States isn’t a pivotal match and Die Mannschaft date with Gibraltar will be little more than a cakewalk.

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So who will face the Yanks?

World Cup hero Mario Gotze is in the fold along with Sami Khedira, Mesut Ozil, Andre Schurrle and Bastian Schweinsteiger. The keepers will be Borussia Dortmund’s Roman Weidenfeller and Hannover’s Ron-Robert Zieler.

According to the Associated Press, Benedikt Howedes is out via injury, while Julian Draxler and Marco Reus are “on call”.

The USMNT faces Germany on June 10 in Cologne after a June 5 date at Amsterdam Arena against the Netherlands.

Full roster
Goalkeepers: Roman Weidenfeller (Borussia Dortmund), Ron-Robert Zieler (Hannover)

Defenders: Jerome Boateng (Bayern Munich), Erik Durm (Borussia Dortmund), Jonas Hector (Cologne), Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund), Shkodran Mustafi (Valencia, Spain), Antonio Ruediger (Stuttgart), Sebastian Rudy (Hoffenheim)

Midfielders: Karim Bellarabi (Bayer Leverkusen), Ilkay Gundogan (Borussia Dortmund), Patrick Herrmann (Borussia Moenchengladbach), Sami Khedira (Real Madrid, Spain), Christoph Kramer (Borussia Moenchengladbach), Mesut Ozil (Arsenal, England), Lukas Podolski (Inter Milan, Italy), Andre Schuerrle (Wolfsburg), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Bayern Munich)

Forwards: Mario Goetze (Bayern Munich), Max Kruse (Borussia Moenchengladbach)

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