USA set to complete record 2013 against Austria in Vienna

The USA squad to finish a record year on the international stage has been named to face Austria on Tuesday.

The USA squad to finish a record year on the international stage has been named to face Austria on Tuesday.

Juergen Klinsmann has put together a 21-man squad for the meeting with the Austrians at the Ernst-Happel-Stadion in Vienna which will complete a record-breaking calendar year for the Americans.

The US have won 16 matches, drawn three and lost three in what has been their best-ever year for results which also included qualifying for their seventh-straight World Cup and taking out the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Klinsmann’s side drew 0-0 with Scotland on Friday night in Glasgow which has allowed them to finish the year with the best winning percentage in history.

The USA is now 16-3-3 (.795) and will top the previous winning percentage record of .750 in 2005 (13-3-4) and 2012 (9-2-3) no matter the result of the Austria match.

USA squad for Austria friendly

Goalkeepers

Bill Hamid (DC United)
Tim Howard (Everton, ENG)
Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire)

Defenders

DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla, MEX)
John Brooks (Hertha Berlin, GER)
Geoff Cameron (Stoke City, ENG)
Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders)
Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy)
Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest, ENG)
Michael Orozco (Puebla, MEX)

Midfielder

Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes, FRA)
Michael Bradley (Roma, ITA)
Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg, NOR)
Jermaine Jones (Schalke, GER)
Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht, BEL)
Brek Shea (Stoke City, ENG)

Forwards

Jozy Altidore (Sunderland, ENG)
Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna, AUT)
Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders)
Aron Johannsson (AZ Alkmaar, NED)
Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)

 
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