In fact Gomez is the only forward on the roster as Löw continues to not call up Stefan Kießling, the second leading scorer in the Bundesliga this season with 16 goals. He's not been a part of the national team since a match against Uruguay in the 2010 World Cup. Löw claims that Kießling doesn't fit into his philosophy have confused some observers.
Beyond that decision, the Germany squad is surprise free with the likes of Bastian Schweinsteiger, Marco Reus, Mario Goetze and Marcel Schmelzer all returning after missing Germany's friendly against France in February because of injury.
First place Germany will play both of their upcoming qualifiers against 5th place Kazakhstan who have only earned one point in four games.
Here's the full squad.
Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer, Rene Adler, Ron-Robert Zieler.
Midfielders: Lars Bender, Sven Bender, Julian Draxler, Mario Goetze, Ilkay Guendogan, Sami Khedira, Toni Kroos, Thomas Mueller, Mesut Özil, Lukas Podolski, Marco Reus, Andre Schuerrle, Bastian Schweinsteiger.
Forwards: Mario Gomez.