23 Seats on the Plane – Who Goes to Brazil? (October 2013 Edition)

October 12, 2013

Last night, the United States men’s national team defeated Jamaica in its last home World Cup qualifier. The game meant little as the U.S. has already qualified for the World Cup, but it was another important opportunity for head coach Jurgen Klinsmann to look at his team.

At this point, every game counts for the U.S. as there are only four more games (Panama, Scotland, Austria and a yet-to-be named March opponent) when the full squad will be available before the World Cup training camp opens next May.

Here is my list of 23 names who should be going to the World Cup with the USMNT.

Goalkeepers: Tim Howard, Brad Guzan, Nick Rimando

Right-backs: Brad Evans, Steve Cherundolo (if healthy)

Center-backs: Matt Besler, Omar Gonzalez, Geoff Cameron, Clarence Goodson (to be replaced by John Anthony Brooks if Brooks commits to the U.S.)

Left-backs: Fabian Johnson, DaMarcus Beasley

Center midfielders: Michael Bradley, Mix Diskerud, Jermaine Jones, Sacha Kljestan, Kyle Beckerman

Outside midfielders: Landon Donovan, Graham Zusi, Alejandro Bedoya, Joe Corona

Forwards: Jozy Altidore, Clint Dempsey, Eddie Johnson

Alternates: Aron Johannsson, Jose Torres, Terrence Boyd, Brek Shea, Herculez Gomez, Juan Agudelo, Maurice Edu, Danny Williams, Stuart Holden, Michael Orozco, Eric Lichaj, Paul Arriola

John D. Halloran


One Response to 23 Seats on the Plane – Who Goes to Brazil? (October 2013 Edition)

  1. Abraham on October 14, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    How about

    GK – Howard, Guzan, Rimando

    RB – Evans, Cherundolo, Chandler

    LB – Johnson, Beasley, Castillo

    CM – Bradley, Jones, Diskerud, Beckerman, Klejstan, Holden

    AM – Donovan, Bedoya, Dempsey, Zusi, Corona

    ST – Altidore, Johnson, Johannsson

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