Jurgen Klinsmann has named a 24-man roster for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Guatemala and Antigua and Barbuda, and as Jozy Altidore hinted on Twitter earlier today, that roster does not include him. Altidore leads the Eredivisie in goals, but Klinsmann doesn't think his work rate or off-the-ball movement is up to par.
Terrence Boyd has also been left out, thanks to his lack of recent playing time with Rapid Vienna. Even with both of them out of the picture, MLS's leading goal-scorer, Chris Wondolowski, also failed to get a call. In the squad, along with Herculez Gomez, are Seattle Sounders forward Eddie Johnson and Wondolowksi's club teammate, Alan Gordon.
Michael Bradley has earned a recall after returning to full fitness, and U.S. fans who have been screaming for a Sacha Kljestan call for over a year will be happy to learn that the Anderlecht man finally has a place in the team. Landon Donovan has received a call-up after leaving this weekend's Galaxy match with an injury, alleviating fears that his injury was a serious one.
However, the presence of 24 players instead of 23 might indicate that Klinsmann isn't sure about either his fitness or that of Brek Shea. Previous reports indicated that Shea would miss out on World Cup qualifying.
Here's the roster, via U.S. Soccer.
Goalkeepers (3): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
Defenders (8): Carlos Bocanegra (Racing Santander), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Edgar Castillo (Club Tijuana), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover), Maurice Edu (Stoke City), Clarence Goodson (Brondby), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim), Michael Parkhurst (Nordsjaelland)
Midfielders (8): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Michael Bradley (Roma), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana), Jermaine Jones (Schalke 04), Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht), Brek Shea (FC Dallas), Danny Williams (Hoffenheim), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
Forwards (5): Clint Dempsey (Tottenham Hotspur), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Herculez Gomez (Santos), Alan Gordon (San Jose Earthquakes), Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders)