Jurgen Klinsmann Announces USMNT Roster For USA Vs. Mexico Friendly

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 01: Jurgen Klinsmann talks to the media during a press conference to announce him as the new head coach of the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team at NikeTown on August 1, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

The new USMNT coach's initial squad gives Clint Dempsey and Jozy Altidore a friendly off while giving a new chance to some familiar but previously out of favor players.

U.S. Soccer has announced the squad for the August 10 friendly between the USA and Mexico, and there are some interesting surprises in Jurgen Klinsmann's first USMNT roster. Here's the entire 22-man squad.

Goalkeepers (2): Tim Howard (Everton), Bill Hamid (DC United)

Defenders (8): Carlos Bocanegra (Saint-Etienne), Edgar Castillo (Club America) , Clarence Goodson (Brondby), Heath Pearce (Chivas USA), Timothy Chandler (Nuremburg), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover 96), Michael Orozco Fiscal (San Luis), Tim Ream (New York Red Bulls)

Midfielders (8): Michael Bradley (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Jermaine Jones (Schalke 04), Jose Fransisco Torres (Pachuca), Maurice Edu (Rangers), Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Brek Shea (FC Dallas), Ricardo Clark (Eintracht Frankfurt), DeMarcus Beasley (Puebla)

Forwards (4): Freddy Adu (Benfica), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Edson Buddle (FC Ingostadt), Juan Agudelo (New York Red Bulls)

A couple of players who are first team locks have not been called in, likely because their teams or the players themselves requested not to be in this team. Clint Dempsey, who will be starting a new Premier League season and Europa League campaign, along with Jozy Altidore, who is settling in with AZ Alkmaar, were not called up. Oguchi Onyewu was also omitted, but that could be a choice based on form or letting him settle into his new club, Sporting Lisbon. The same goes for Jonathan Spector, his form and his move to Birmingham City.

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