Jurgen Klinsmann's United States lineup for the "Camp Cupcake" friendly against Venezuela doesn't feature a great deal of surprises, and the team that he's selected makes sense based on how he's set up his teams in the past. Jermaine Jones, Jeff Larentowicz and Brek Shea resume roles that they have played with the first team, with one interesting aside. Jones, who is with the team due to his exile from Schalke 04 for the second time, by a second manager in two years, has been named captain. Here is the lineup.
United States (4-2-3-1): Hamid; Pearce, Parkhurst, Cameron, DeLaGarza; Larentowitz, Jones; Shea, Zusi, Feilhaber; Bunbury
The back line players will be under the microscope the most, as they have a much better chance of cracking the first team than the likes of Hamid, Zusi, Feilhaber and Bunbury. Parkhurst is coming off of a great year in Denmark, while the other three members of the back line are among the best defenders in MLS.
Kickoff is at 9:00 p.m. ET from Phoenix, Arizona. You can see the game on Galavision and ESPN3.
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