Everton’s Howard, Sunderland’s Altidore in but Seattle’s Dempsey out of USA squad

Juergen Klinsmann on Sunday announced his 20-man USA squad for upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

The US, currently top of CONCACAF’s hexagonal qualifying group for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, host Jamaica in Kansas City on Friday before heading to Panama for their final fixture on Tuesday.

Klinsmann has included Premier League stars Tim Howard (Everton), Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Jozy Altidore (Sunderland) and Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Schalke midfielder Jermaine Jones and LA Galaxy ace Landon Donovan in his roster but could not find a spot for Seattle Sounders forward Clint Dempsey who has recently been battling a hamstring injury.

Also missing was AS Roma midfielder Michael Bradley who has been sidelined with an ankle problem he sustained on national team duty in early September.

The US have already wrapped up their place in the 2014 World Cup but are looking to finish on top of the group ahead of second-placed Costa Rica and Honduras who are currently in third.

USA squad for Jamaica, Panama WC qualifiers

Goalkeepers

Brad Guzan (Aston Villa)
Tim Howard (Everton)
Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)

Defenders

DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla)
Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City)
Geoff Cameron (Stoke City)
Edgar Castillo (Club Tijuana)
Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders)
Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy)

Midfielders

Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake)
Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes)
Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg)
Jermaine Jones (Schalke)
Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht)
Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)

Forwards

Jozy Altidore (Sunderland)
Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna)
Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy)
Aron Johannsson (AZ Alkmaar)
Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders)

 
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