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Jurgen Klinsmann Names 23-Man USA Squad for Friendly Clashes

The USA have upcoming friendlies against Chile and Panama

The games will be played on the 28th January and 8th February respectively.

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With the MLS season not starting for another seven weeks, the US national side has been in a training camp since 12th January as they build for an important summer which includes the Gold Cup and the start of their World Cup qualifying campaign.

“These guys have put in a lot of work these past two weeks of training for what is essentially their preseason, and now it’s time to focus on getting a result against a difficult opponent in Chile”, Klinsmann told ussoccer.com. “We know it’s going to be a challenging situation, but these are the types of opportunities we need to keep growing”.

Nine players from his 2014 World Cup squad are included. The full squad is as follows:

GOALKEEPERS (3): Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Jon Kempin (Sporting Kansas City), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)

DEFENDERS (7): Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Steve Birnbaum (D.C. United), Matt Hedges (FC Dallas), Jermaine Jones (New England Revolution), Perry Kitchen (D.C. United), Shane O’Neill (Colorado Rapids), DeAndre Yedlin (Tottenham Hotspur)

MIDFIELDERS (8): Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Mix Diskerud (New York City FC), Luis Gil (Real Salt Lake), Miguel Ibarra (Minnesota United FC), Lee Nguyen (New England Revolution), Dillon Serna (Colorado Rapids), Brek Shea (Orlando City), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew SC)

FORWARDS (5): Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes), Bobby Wood (1860 Munich), Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy)

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