Jurgen Klinsmann has named his United States Men's National Team roster for their upcoming November friendlies against France and Slovenia
US Soccer has released the roster for the United States' two upcoming November friendly matches against France and Slovenia. Unconventionally, they chose to do this by allowing central defender Carlos Bocanegra do this while answering questions on twitter. What a country!
Defenders (7): Carlos Bocanegra (Rangers), Timothy Chandler (Nürnburg), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover 96), Clarence Goodson (Brondby), Alfredo Morales (Hertha Berlin), Michael Orozco Fiscal (San Luis), Oguchi Onyewu (Sporting Lisbon)
Midfielders (9): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Michael Bradley (Chievo Verona), Clint Dempsey (Fulham), Maurice Edu (Rangers), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim), Jermaine Jones (Schalke 04), Robbie Rogers (Columbus Crew), Brek Shea (FC Dallas), Danny Williams (Hoffenheim)
Alfredo Morales, a young defender who has played sparingly for Hertha Berlin, was probably the biggest surprise. He is also eligible to play for Peru, which probably factored into Jurgen Klinsmann's decision to call him up. Surprisingly, despite the fact they are still involved in the MLS Cup Playoffs, Kyle Beckerman and Landon Donovan were called into the side. More likely than not, they will be allowed to stay with their teams if either makes the MLS Cup Final.