Jurgen Klinsmann has called in the 22 players that will represent the United States in two upcoming October friendlies against Ecuador and Honduras. The U.S. first hosts Honduras on Oct. 8 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami. Three days later, the U.S. makes its first appearance at the New York Red Bull's home, Red Bull Arena when they entertain Ecuador.
There are a couple newcomers like Hoffenheim's Danny Williams, Real Salt Lake's Nick Rimando and Sporting Lisbon's Oguchi Onyewu. All three are being called up for the first time by Klinsmann. Still no Omar Gonzalez, Herculez Gomez or Mixx Diskerud getting a callup by Klinsmann however.
"We would like to continue seeing our players develop through these initial couple of months," said Klinsmann. "One important thing is to see continuity in the build-up of our national team and also in the way we work as coaches. We'd like to see new faces as well, but we also don't want to shake up the core structure of the team too much. The two results with Costa Rica and Belgium didn't work in our favor but we saw clearly that the team started to understand what we demand from them in terms of pace, playing style and how to play. We are definitely on the right path, and what we now need to focus on in this get together is the eagerness to finish things off up front."
Here is the full 22-man roster:
DEFENDERS (7): Carlos Bocanegra (Rangers), Timmy Chandler (Nürnberg), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover 96), Clarence Goodson (Brondby), Oguchi Onyewu (Sporting Lisbon), Michael Orozco Fiscal (San Luis), Tim Ream (New York Red Bulls), Jonathan Spector (Birmingham City)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Michael Bradley (Chievo Verona), Clint Dempsey (Fulham), Maurice Edu (Rangers), Jeff Larentowicz (Colorado Rapids), Brek Shea (FC Dallas), Danny Williams (Hoffenheim)