Jurgen Klinsmann dropped a bombshell on Thursday when he announced his 23-man World Cup roster and Landon Donovan's name was not on it.
Youngsters Julian Green, DeAndre Yedlin and John Brooks joined Tim Chandler among the players to jump off the bubble and onto the U.S. World Cup roster. Veteran midfielder Brad Davis also made the cut.
We are just three months away from Jurgen Klinsmann selecting his 23-man roster for the World Cup, and as much as the picture is a relatively clear one right now, plenty can change in the coming months.
Tim Howard established himself as the United States number one right after World Cup 2006. While Kasey Keller was still in the US mix at the time, Howard was named the starter by Bob Bradley, then the interim Head Coach, a place he has retained since.
Howard has generally been good for the United States though he has come under some criticism through the years.
Jurgen Klinnsmann has named his 23 man squad for next months World Cup Final's in Brazil and has all but divided the Nation following the exclusion of record goalscorer Landon Donovan who has been the poster boy of Soccer in America for over a decade!
It's a major gamble from the former World Cup winner given his home Country Germany, Portugal and Ghana make up Group G with both European sides Favourites to advance from the Group!
Jurgen Klinsmann shocked the US soccer community today by naming the 23-man roster for the upcoming World Cup in Brazil. The surprise exclusion of Landon Donovan, who is arguably the best American soccer player ever, has many fans wondering how the country's all-time leading scorer in international competition could be left off.
Like so much microwave popcorn, Jurgen Klinsmann has named his final 23 for World Cup in a virtual flash. G - Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)D - DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Timmy Chandler (FC Nürnberg), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Fabian Johnson (Borussia
Jurgen Klinsmann named the 30 man preliminary roster for the upcoming World Cup. The final roster will be pared down to 23 by June 2. As expected Nick Rimando beat out Sean Johnson for the third 'keeper spot. Players begin reporting to camp in Palo Alto, California on Wednesday. Here's the complete roster: GOALKEEPERS (3):Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake) DEFENDERS (11): DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Timmy Chandler (Nürnberg), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders FC), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Clarence Goodson (San Jose Earthquakes), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim), Michael Parkhurst (Columbus Crew), DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders FC) MIDFIELDERS (10): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Maurice Edu (Philadelphia Union), Julian Green (Bayern Munich), Jermaine Jones (Besiktas), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City) FORWARDS (6): Jozy Altidore (Sunderland), Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Aron Johannsson (AZ Alkmaar), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes) MLS and USSF ink new tv deal with ESPN, Fox, & Univision It's been talked about for months but the deal is finally official.
Almost like Christmas morning, we finally have been given the 30-man roster for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
Just a day before the roster deadline, Jurgen Klinsmann released the 30 man provisional roster this afternoon leaving little to question. Outside of nit picking arguments of which player should and shouldn't be on the roster, Klinsmann left no surprises in his pre-World Cup camp.
After a rough few months, Joe Corona is starting to turn things around at Club Tijuana.
Corona has moved past his recent spell of inactivity with Xolos and strung together a few solid performances, with his freshest outing coming in Wednesday's 1-0 CONCACAF Champions League loss to the LA Galaxy.
With Aston Villa leading 2-1 at Anfield in the second half, Liverpool striker Luis Suarez had a one-on-one opportunity to score against Villa with goalkeeper Brad Guzan rushing out to try to stop the shot, but Suarez went down in the box and the Reds were awarded a penalty kick, which Steven Gerrard calmly slotted into the back of the net.
I have got news for Aston Villa: the closest you are going to get to a piece of silver since 1996 or entry to Europe over the next couple years (at least) is Brad Guzan monster-stomping you to a cup final, preferably against a Champions League ticket holder. So why is he sitting while you lose your first FA Cup game of the current edition at home to League One Sheffield United?
Tim Howard and Geoff Cameron are normally working together to keep U.S. Men's National Team opponents off the scoreboard, but on Saturday it will be Cameron hoping to find a way to get goals past Howard when Stoke City takes on Everton in one of the weekend's featured match-ups for Americans Abroad.
Gonzo out, Orozco Fiscal in. Which leaves us with this group for Friday and Tuesday:G - Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)D - DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Matt Besler (Sporting KC) Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Edgar Castillo (Tijuana), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders), Michael Orozco Fiscal (Puebla)M - Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes)
He starts for Fulham (not that anyone on the planet can watch it). Meanwhile, Oguchi Onyewu has returned to the QPR bench, while Geoff Cameron and Tim Ream make their respective line-ups. Not starting in FA Cup action today? Brad Guzan, Tim Howard and Brek Shea, who is not dressed at all. - Greg Seltzer
I've been on the trail of some items recently and it's time to let you in on what I've got. Well... mostly. London calling: I can tell you that Arsenal - current EPL leaders and perpetual worriers about who's in goal - have been scouting Brad Guzan. That's it so far. No contact, no offer, just a-watchin' for now.
Arguably the best goal of the season was scored this weekend when Jack Wilshere combined effectively and efficiently with Olivier Giroud against Norwich City to convert Arsenal's first in their 4-1 victory.
Tottenham Hotspur put together some silky play in the final third as well which saw Roberto Soldado cooly finish as Brad Guzan made his advances.