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USA coach Klinsmann names Liverpool youngster Pelosi in latest squad

USA coach Jurgen Klinsmann has named an experimental squad for friendlies with Chile and Panama.

Liverpool midfielder Marc Pelosi and 1860 Munich forward Bobby Wood are the only Europe-based players headed to the training camp, which opens Monday at Carson, California.

"Because we want to build now the Olympic team cycle, we've brought in a lot of younger guys purposefully," Klinsmann said.

"But these younger players, they still need the leadership of the experienced ones."

USA Training Squad:

Goalkeepers: Alex Bono (no club), Sean Johnson (Chicago), Jon Kempin (Kansas City), Nick Rimando (Salt Lake)

Defenders: Matt Besler (Kansas City), Steve Birnbaum (D.C.), Christian Dean (Vancouver), Brad Evans (Seattle), Jermaine Jones (New England), Perry Kitchen (D.C.), Shane O'Neill (Colorado), Oscar Sorto (Los Angeles)

Midfielders: Michael Bradley (Toronto), Mix Diskerud (no club), Dennis Flores (Leon, Mexico), Luis Gil (Salt Lake), Miguel Ibarra (Minnesota United), Lee Nguyen (New England), Marc Pelosi (Liverpool, England), Dillon Serna (Colorado), Brek Shea (Orlando), Wil Trapp (Columbus)

Forwards: Tesho Akindele (Dallas), Clint Dempsey (Seattle), Julio Morales (Tepic, Mexico), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose), Bobby Wood (1860 Munich, Germany), Gyasi Zardes (Los Angeles)


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