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USMNT releases roster call-ups for World Cup qualifiers vs Guatemala

Birkir Mar Saevarsson, Lee Nguyen

Iceland defender Birkir Mar Saevarsson, front, crashes into the ball against United States midfielder Lee Nguyen in the first half of an international friendly soccer game in Carson, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)


Twenty-six players, not 23, have been called into training camp by Jurgen Klinsmann as the USMNT prepares to face Guatemala in a pivotal pair of World Cup qualifiers.

Given the expanded pool of call-ups -- Klinsmann can only dress 23 on game day -- there are no major surprises. Monterrey back Edgar Castillo is back in the fold, as are Kyle Beckerman and Chris Wondolowski.

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Jermaine Jones is ineligible and Fabian Johnson is injured, while Perry Kitchen, Tony Tchani and Danny Williams did not garner call-ups.

Jozy Altidore is injured, but was called up.

Joining Brad Guzan and Tim Howard in the crop of goalkeepers are Club Leon’s William Yarbrough and San Jose’s David Bingham.

Jordan Morris and Matt Miazga had previously been allocated to U-23 camp for the Olympic qualifying playoff tie with Colombia.


GOALKEEPERS (4): David Bingham (San Jose Earthquakes), Brad Guzan (Aston Villa/ENG), Tim Howard (Everton FC/ENG), William Yarbrough (Club Leon/MEX)

DEFENDERS (9): Ventura Alvarado (Club America/MEX), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Steve Birnbaum (D.C. United), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin/GER), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City/ENG), Edgar Castillo (Monterrey/MEX), Omar Gonzalez (Pachuca/MEX), Michael Orozco (Club Tijuana/MEX), DeAndre Yedlin (Sunderland/ENG)

MIDFIELDERS (8): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes FC/FRA), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Mix Diskerud (New York City FC), Ethan Finlay (Columbus Crew SC), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Monchengladbach/GER), Darlington Nagbe (Portland Timbers FC), Lee Nguyen (New England Revolution)

FORWARDS (5): Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes), Bobby Wood (Union Berlin/GER), Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy)

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