Jurgen Klinsmann names 19 MLS players to USMNT roster for Mexico friendly
US men's national team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann on Wednesday named an MLS-heavy 22-man squad ahead of the April 2 World Cup tuneup match against eternal rivals Mexico (8 pm ET, ESPN and UniMas).
Bayern Munich teenager Julian Green, whose highly publicized switch to play for the US was approved by FIFA on Monday, is the only European-based played named to the roster. He'll be looking to earn his first senior cap since committing his international future to the US.
Since the match vs. Mexico does not fall on a FIFA fixture date, clubs were not required to release players, leading Klinsmann to call up 19 MLS players and two others based in Mexico (DaMarcus Beasley and Michael Orozco) for the match at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.US ROSTER VS. MEXICO
Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders FC), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Clarence Goodson (San Jose Earthquakes), Michael Orozco (Puebla), Michael Parkhurst (Columbus Crew), DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders FC)
Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Maurice Edu (Philadelphia Union), Luis Gil (Real Salt Lake), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC), Julian Green (Bayern Munich), Eddie Johnson (D.C. United), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)http://www.mlssoccer.com/worldcup/2014/news/article/2014/03/26/jurgen-klinsmann-names-19-mls-players-usmnt-roster-april-2-match-vs-mexicoMexico coach Miguel Herrera names 18 players to roster ahead of USMNT friendly
Mexican national team head coach Miguel Herrera has named his 18-man roster ahead of the April 2 friendly against the USMNT (11 pm ET, ESPN, UniMas) and unsurprisingly, it is entirely composed of players from Mexico's Liga MX.
MEXICO ROSTER VS. US
Alfredo Talavera (Toluca), Moisés Muñoz (Club América)
Paul Aguilar (Club América), Miguel Layún (Club América), Miguel Ángel Ponce (Toluca), Francisco "Maza" Rodríguez (Club América), Juan Carlos Valenzuela (Club América), Rogelio Alfredo Chávez (Cruz Azul), Enrique Pérez (Atlas), Rafa Márquez (León)
Isaac Brizuela (Toluca), Jesús Zavala (Monterrey), Juan Carlos Medina (Club América), Marco Fabián (Cruz Azul), Carlos Alberto Peña (León), Luis Arturo Montes (León)
Alan Pulido (Tigres), Raúl Jiménez (America)http://www.mlssoccer.com/worldcup/2014/news/article/2014/03/27/mexican-national-team-coach-miguel-herrera-names-18-liga-mx-players-ahead-us