And there it is. Jurgen Klinsmann going wide and expansive with his camp roster next week. The roster dominated by the return of golden boy Stu Holden and no place for Steve Cherundolo (or Carlos Bocanegra).
GOALKEEPERS (6) : Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tally Hall (Houston Dynamo), Bill Hamid (D.
No real surprises in this one here and only a few minor takeaways.
First, the roster:
U.S. ROSTER BY POSITION (World Cup qualifying Caps/Goals) – Detailed Roster
GOALKEEPERS (3): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa 5/3 SO), Tim Howard (Everton – 22/9 SO), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire – 0/0)
DEFENDERS (9): Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City – 0/0), Carlos Bocanegra (Racing Santander – 31/5), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City – 5/0), Edgar Castillo (Club Tijuana – 0/0), Timmy Chandler (Nuremberg – 0/0), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders – 0/0), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy – 0/0), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim – 3/0), Michael Parkhurst (Augsburg – 3/0)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Michael Bradley (Roma – 19/5), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo 0/0), Maurice Edu (Bursaspor – 9/0), Jermaine Jones (Schalke 04 – 5/0), Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht – 12/0), Jose Torres (Tigres – 9/0), Danny Williams (Hoffenheim – 4/0), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City – 3/0)
FORWARDS (4): Jozy Altidore (AZ Alkmaar – 17/6), Clint Dempsey (Tottenham Hotspur – 26/10), Herculez Gomez (Santos – 6/2), Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders – 11/10)
The match will air at 3 PM CST on Wednesday and it will be televised on beIn Sport (channel 620 for those of you with DirecTV). Here's the full roster for you USMNT fans out there:
GOALKEEPERS (3) : Brad Guzan (Aston Villa - 5/3 SO), Tim Howard (Everton - 22/9 SO), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire - 0/0)
DEFENDERS (9) : Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City - 0/0), Carlos Bocanegra (Racing Santander - 31/5), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City - 5/0), Edgar Castillo (Club Tijuana - 0/0), Timmy Chandler (Nuremberg - 0/0), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders - 0/0), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy - 0/0), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim - 3/0), Michael Parkhurst (Augsburg - 3/0)
MIDFIELDERS (8) : Michael Bradley (Roma - 19/5), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo - 0/0), Maurice Edu (Bursaspor - 9/0), Jermaine Jones (Schalke 04 - 5/0), Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht - 12/0), Jose Torres (Tigres - 9/0), Danny Williams (Hoffenheim - 4/0), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City - 3/0)
FORWARDS (4 ): Jozy Altidore (AZ Alkmaar - 17/6), Clint Dempsey (Tottenham Hotspur - 26/10), Herculez Gomez (Santos - 6/2), Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders - 11/10)
The numbers are world cup qualifying gaps and goals, respectively.
U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann looks ahead to the first game of the final round of World Cup Qualifying, and discusses some of the challenges the team will face going up against Honduras.
No real surprises in Klinsmann squad for Honduras. It's a squad heavy on European-based players that is led by veterans Tim Howard, Clint Dempsey and Michael Bradley.
Veterans Tim Howard, Clint Dempsey and Michael Bradley headline the U.S. Men's National Team roster chosen to travel to San Pedro Sula ahead of Wednesday's vital World Cup qualifying clash against Honduras, a roster heavy on European-based players.
Graham Zusi, Eddie Johnson and Matt Besler headline a contingent of seven MLS-based players.
Hello everybody and welcome to our United States vs. Guatemala live blog! Tonight's match is serious for fans of the National team; a loss, depending on goal differential and the results of the Jamaica vs. Antigua match, could put the USA out of the CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying tournament even before the Hexagonal round.
I'm smelling the same overtly bad formation, and the same line-up except with Michael Parkhurst at left back and Carlos Bocanegra replacing Clarence Goodson in central defense. The latter is fine (it's what I wanted the last game), but the former is making me nervous. If this fear bears out when the game starts and we are actually rockin' that configuration at home, I will officially start
Soccer excitement is in the air at Livestrong Park in Kansas. The US MNT is set to take on Guatemala tonight at 6pm in a sold out LivestrongPark. A win or draw will put themen through to the final round of FIFA World Cup qualifying.
For those of us staying at home, head to Ry-Macs in downtown Springfield tothe American Outlaw Watch Party.
Fabian Johnson had been expected to be able to recover from a recent illness in time to join the U.S. Men's National Team for its World Cup Qualifier vs. Guatemala on Tuesday, but his inability to shake off the flu has ruled him out for the all-important group finale.
Alan Gordon was the biggest surprise in Klinsmann's roster announcement. (Getty Images)
I'm back in town after a weekend away. I'll get to some MLS items later on but just a quick note about this week, posts will be few and far between. I'll be tucked away at a conference the next two days, plus I have family in.
U.S. men's national team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has released the 24-man roster that will aim to attempt to reach the final round of World Cup qualifying, and there are surprises aplenty.
Here is the full roster:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
DEFENDERS (8): Carlos Bocanegra (Racing Santander), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Edgar Castillo (Club Tijuana), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover), Maurice Edu (Stoke City), Clarence Goodson (Brondby), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim), Michael Parkhurst (Nordsjaelland)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Michael Bradley (Roma), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana), Jermaine Jones (Schalke 04), Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht), Brek Shea (FC Dallas), Danny Williams (Hoffenheim), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
FORWARDS (5): Clint Dempsey (Tottenham Hotspur), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Herculez Gomez (Santos), Alan Gordon (San Jose Earthquakes), Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders)
As it turns out, Fabian Johnson does not pass fit in time, Jonathan Spector gets injured on the weekend and there's no Michael Parkhurst. Meanwhile, Cpt. 'Los and Gooch have been a-bench-sittin' lately, while Tim Howard remains sidelines. You may all commence advanced fretting... now.On the other hand, we actually have a couple of proper wingers along this time.
MIAMI Now that we know who has been called into U.S. Men's National Team camp, it is time to start thinking about which 11 players Jurgen Klinsmann will call on to take the field in San Pedro Sula to face Honduras on Wednesday.
The Hexagonal World Cup Qualifying opener will be a stiff test, and Klinsmann is sure to turn to his veterans to try and grab a result in Central America.
U.S. Men's National Team defender Michael Parkhurst turned heads in Europe with his strong performances in the UEFA Champions League, and the result is the move to a top league that he had been looking for.
Parkhurst has signed with German Bundesliga side FC Augsburg on a free transfer, his agent Lyle Yorks confirmed on Wednesday morning.
Rumored to be on the move as soon as the transfer window cracked, USMNT senior squad defender Michael Parkhurst is headed from the top of the Danish league to the bottom of the Bundesliga, moving from FC Nordsjælland to FC Augsburg, who are currently going straight fisticuffs in a relegation battle.
Connor Walsh Last weeknews broke that much maligned FC Nurnberg defender Timothy Chandler had accepted a call up from United States manager Jurgen Klinsmann for the United States' friendly against Russia in Krasnodar. What does this mean for Chandler's place in the team moving forward? The news has brought mixed reviews from fans, some excited [.
For those keeping score, Jurgen Klinsmann called up 14 of my earlier "selections" - not half bad considering he also named fewer players then I did on my wishlist. I'm not certain as to why Michael Parkhurst isn't in the squad, but I'd imagine it has to do with FC Nordsjælland's killer upcoming schedule.
Former New England Revolution defender and current starting right back at Danish club F.C. Nordsjælland, Michael Parkhurst, was named to the UEFA Champions League Team of the Week for his performance in Nordsjælland's 1-1 home draw with Juventus on Tuesday.
Nordsjælland, the defending champions of the Danish Superliga, were the underdogs against a heavily favored Juventus, the defending champions of Italian Serie A, but took a 51st minute lead through Mikkel Beckmann and held on for a 1-1 draw after Mirko Vucinic's 81st minute equalizer.
With the UEFA Champions League and Europa League kicking off group play this week, several members of the U.S. Men's National Team found themselves in action with mixed results. Regardless of the early results, the players are fulfilling Jurgen Klinsmann's hopes of playing in as many competitive matches as possible.
Michael Parkhurst is a pretty mild-mannered guy, but if you bring up the controversial goal scored by Shakhtar Donetsk's Luiz Adriano against Parkhurst's Nordsjaelland in Champions League play on Nov. 20th, you will hear a different side of Parkhurst.
Michael Parkhurst's Nordsjaelland played a strong first-half against Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League on Tuesday, but had no answer in the second. Morten Nordstrand opened the scoring for Nordsjaelland at their Parken Stadium in the 24th minute. Shakhtar equalized two minutes later, but Nordsjaelland responded with a 29th minute goal from Kasper Lorentzen.
It might not have been a flashy performance, but Michael Parkhurst may have enjoyed the best outing among the Americans Abroad who played this week, as he went the distance in FC Nordsjaelland's 1-1 draw with Juventus in UEFA Champions League play on Tuesday.
Michael Parkhurst got the start for Nordsjaelland in Champions League play on Tuesday, but the SuperLigaen club and were competitive for long stretches against Chelsea. The defending champions went up in the 33rd minute when Mata scored, with that holding until David Luiz doubled the lead in the 79th.
Nordsjaelland had the best finish of their short history last season, showing that they can compete in Denmark's SuperLigaen. They had help from their US National Team defender. Last season's title means this season there's Champions League soccer on the schedule, with Nordsjaelland part of Group E with Juventus, Shakhtar Donetsk, and defending champions Chelsea.
Michael Parkhurst got the start for Nordsjaelland in their Champions League Group E opener, but Shakhtar Donetsk got the goals. In front of 51,624 at Donbass Arena, Shakhtar's Henrik Mkhitaryan opened the scoring in the 44th minute and finished it off in the 76th. Shakhtar take the lead in the group, with Juventus and Chelsea drawing 2-2 in London.