The United States men’s national team has made progress toward becoming more competitive with the world’s elite squads under Jurgen Klinsmann. All of that progression will be tested in a very difficult Group G at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Although there are several tricky groups in the marquee international event, the United States’ can rightfully be called the “Group of Death.” The Americans are joined by Germany, Portugal and a Ghana side that has eliminated the U.S. each of the past two tournaments.
The Americans have reached a point where advancing from that type of loaded group is now within reason. So let’s take a look at the full squad heading to Brazil, provided by U.S. Soccer’s official site, and offer a projected starting lineup that will need to display very good form to make a run.
There are still seven players to cut before the final 23-man roster is set at the June 2 deadline.
Full 30-Man Preliminary Roster
|GK||Brad Guzan||Aston Villa|
|GK||Nick Rimando||Real Salt Lake|
|DF||Matt Besler||Sporting Kansas City|
|DF||John Brooks||Hertha Berlin|
|DF||Geoff Cameron||Stoke City|
|DF||Brad Evans||Seattle Sounders|
|DF||Omar Gonzalez||LA Galaxy|
|DF||Clarence Goodson||San Jose Earthquakes|
|DF||Michael Parkhurst||Columbus Crew|
|DF||DeAndre Yedlin||Seattle Sounders|
|MF||Kyle Beckerman||Real Salt Lake|
|MF||Michael Bradley||Toronto FC|
|MF||Joe Corona||Club Tijuana|
|MF||Brad Davis||Houston Dynamo|
|MF||Maurice Edu||Philadelphia Union|
|MF||Julian Green||Bayern Munich|
|MF||Graham Zusi||Sporting Kansas City|
|FW||Terrence Boyd||Rapid Vienna|
|FW||Clint Dempsey||Seattle Sounders|
|FW||Landon Donovan||LA Galaxy|
|FW||Aron Johannsson||AZ Alkmaar|
|FW||Chris Wondolowski||San Jose Earthquakes|
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