Klinsmann announces USA squad for Sao Paulo training camp

USA boss Juergen Klinsmann has put together a squad of 26 players for this month’s training camp to Sao Paulo, Brazil.

USA boss Juergen Klinsmann has put together a squad of 26 players for this month’s training camp to Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The US will spend about two weeks in the southeast of Brazil in preparation for this year’s FIFA World Cup and Klinsmann feels it will be a very worthwhile experience for the players he has selected.

“We have been extremely pleased with the performance of the group in the first week,” said Klinsmann of the training camp which took in place in California last week.

“The players came in very fit and have done really well in training. Therefore, we believe they have all earned a chance to go to Brazil for these next 12 days.

“We are excited about getting down to Sao Paulo and continuing the work. This is a huge opportunity to get to know our environment for the World Cup.”

The US team will be based at the training site of Sao Paulo FC which will also house them during the World Cup. The training camp concludes with a friendly against South Korea in Carson, California on February 1.

USA squad for Sao Paulo training camp

Goalkeepers

Tally Hall (Houston Dynamo)
Bill Hamid (DC United)
Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire)
Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)

Defenders

Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City)
Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders)
Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy)
Clarence Goodson (San Jose Earthquakes)
Michael Harrington (Portland Timbers)
Chris Klute (Colorado Rapids)
Chance Myers (Sporting Kansas City)
Shane O’Neill (Colorado Rapids)
Seth Sinovic (Sporting Kansas City)
DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders)

Midfielders

Eric Alexander (New York Red Bulls)
Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake)
Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo)
Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg)
Benny Feilhaber (Sporting Kansas City)
Luis Gil (Real Salt Lake)
Dax McCarty (New York Red Bulls)
Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)

Forwards

Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy)
Eddie Johnson (DC United)
Mike Magee (Chicago Fire)
Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)

 
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