Fulham ace Dempsey, LA Galaxy star Donovan amongst names in USA squad for Italy clash

Jurgen Klinsmann has named his 21-man USA squad for next week’s international friendly with Italy.

The US take on the four-time World Champions in Genoa on February 29 and Klinsmann will take a very strong roster of players for the meeting which he feel is a massive challenge for his group.

“We’re looking forward to having all the European-based players back in the roster and picking up where we left off with them from the Slovenia game,” said Klinsmann regarding November’s 3-2 victory over Slovenia.

“I’m excited about getting everybody together and challenging a world-class team like former World Cup winner Italy on their home soil. I think we have put a very competitive roster together. This roster was co-developed with the U-23 team because we wanted them to have a great preparation game before they go into Olympic qualifying in March. Our roster is highly competitive and ready to give them a real fight.”

USA squad for Italy friendly

Goalkeepers

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

Defenders

Carlos Bocanegra (Rangers)
Geoff Cameron (Houston Dynamo)
Timmy Chandler (Nürnberg)
Steve Cherundolo (Hannover 96)
Clarence Goodson (Brondby)
Michael Parkhurst (FC Nordsjaelland)
Jonathan Spector (Birmingham City)

Midfielders

Michael Bradley (Chievo Verona)
Maurice Edu (Rangers)
Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim)
Jermaine Jones (Schalke 04)
Jose Torres (Pachuca)
Danny Williams (Hoffenheim)

Forwards

Jozy Altidore (AZ Alkmaar)
Terrence Boyd (Borussia Dortmund)
Edson Buddle (LA Galaxy)
Clint Dempsey (Fulham)
Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy)

 
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