Newly appointed U.S. Mens National Team coach, Jurgen Klinsmann has chosen his first 22-man roster for a friendly match this coming Wednesday against international rivals Mexico. The German went with a mixture of experienced vets and budding youth players at every position, which opened up the gates for plenty of competition amongst players all across the pitch. Though this is merely a friendly match, it is nice to see the new man in charge making some subtle changes and promoting competitiveness and drive within the camp. The future is undoubtedly looking bright for the United States with Klinsmann at the helm.
GOALKEEPERS (2): Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Tim Howard (Everton)
DEFENDERS (8): Carlos Bocanegra (Saint-Etienne), Edgar Castillo (Club America), Zach Loyd (FC Dallas), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover 96), Clarence Goodson (Brondby), Michael Orozco Fiscal (San Luis), Heath Pearce (Chivas USA), Tim Ream (New York Red Bulls)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Michael Bradley (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Ricardo Clark (Eintracht Frankfurt), Maurice Edu (Rangers), Jermaine Jones (Schalke 04), Brek Shea (FC Dallas), José Torres (Pachuca)
FORWARDS (5): Freddy Adu (Benfica), Juan Agudelo (New York Red Bulls), DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Edson Buddle (FC Ingolstadt), Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy)