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Jurgen Klinsmann has named a 23-man squad for the United States' two World Cup qualifying matches against Costa Rica and Mexico.
This isn't what anyone was expecting from Jurgen Klinsmann, but here you go. He's announced his squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Costa Rica and Mexico, and it's weird. Very weird. Klinsmann is turning to inexperienced (relative to previously selected players left out of the squad) and mostly domestically-based defenders, while shaking up his midfield as well.
Here it is, via U.S. Soccer.
Goalkeepers (3): Brad Guzan, Sean Johnson, Nick Rimando
Defenders (6): Tony Beltran, Matt Besler, Geoff Cameron, Omar Gonzalez, Clarence Goodson, Justin Morrow
Midfielders (9): DaMarcus Beasley, Kyle Beckerman, Michael Bradley, Joe Corona, Maurice Edu, Jermaine Jones, Sacha Kljestan, Brek Shea, Graham Zusi
Forwards (5): Jozy Altidore, Terrence Boyd, Clint Dempsey, Herculez Gomez, Eddie Johnson
Well ... there you go We'll probably talk more about this in the next couple of days. For now, discuss. And try not to get too mean/abusive in the comments.