Jurgen Klinsmann Announces Roster For USMNT Friendlies Against Costa Rica, Belgium

Head coach Jurgen Klinsmann of the United States coaches on the sideline during a game against Mexico at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The game ended 1-1. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Jurgen Klinsmann has called in his 24-man roster for the upcoming friendlies with Belgium and Costa Rica.

Jurgen Klinsmann has named his 24-man roster for the upcoming friendlies with CONCACAF rival Costa Rica and European side Belgium. 

The U.S. first hosts Costa Rica next Friday at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. PT, and the match will be broadcast live on ESPN2, ESPN3.com and Galavision. Four days later, coverage from King Baudouin Stadium begins at 8:30 p.m. local time (2:30 p.m. ET) on ESPN and ESPN3.com.

For the most par this is the same roster that was called in for the Mexico friendly a couple weeks ago. Only a couple newcomers to the mix, including  23-year-old Fabian Johnson. The former Germany U-21 international midfielder holds dual citizenship and currently plays for Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga.

If you are wondering where Michael Bradley, Ricardo Clark and Jermaine Jones are Klinsmann had this to say about their name's not being included:

"All three of these players are trying to sort out their club situations, and the deadline for transfers is a week away. They have also not been playing matches, so for these reasons we decided to select different players for this roster."

Below is the full roster:

GOALKEEPERS (2): Bill Hamid (D.C.United), Tim Howard (Everton)

DEFENDERS (9): Carlos Bocanegra (Rangers), Edgar Castillo (Club America), Timmy Chandler (FC Nürnberg), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover), Clarence Goodson (Brondby), Zach Loyd (FC Dallas), Michael
Orozco Fiscal (San Luis), Heath Pearce (Chivas USA), Tim Ream (New York Red Bulls)

MIDFIELDERS (9): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Clint Dempsey (Fulham), Maurice Edu (Rangers), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim), Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht), Jeff Larentowicz (Colorado Rapids), Robbie Rogers (Columbus Crew), Brek Shea (FC Dallas), Jose Torres (Pachuca)

FORWARDS (4): Juan Agudelo (New York Red Bulls), Jozy Altidore (AZ Alkmaar), Teal Bunbury (Sporting Kansas City), Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy)

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