Jurgen Klinsmann has named his squad to face Bosnia and Herzegovina on Wednesday, and it has a few new faces. Bobby Wood, Aron Johannsson and John Anthony Brooks join up with the team as previously reported, while young keeper Cody Cropper is a slight surprise inclusion, though it makes sense that Klinsmann would avoid taking Nick Rimando away from his club only to leave him on the bench.
Johannsson and Brooks are both duel nationals who recently chose to represent the USMNT. Johnasson has represented Iceland at youth level in competitive matches and had to file a one-time switch to play for the United States, while Brooks has never played in a competitive match for the U.S. or Germany. Brooks will not be cap-tied if he enters the game.
The squad is noticeably light on MLS-based talent, though Klinsmann did take a couple of players from Seattle Sounders. Three players -- Michael Orozco Fiscal, Edgar Castillo and Joe Corona -- have to make a similarly long mid-week trip from North America. Don't expect any of them to play club ball this weekend (or for their managers to be thrilled about their call-ups).
Here's the entire squad from U.S. Soccer.
Goalkeepers: Cody Cropper (Southampton), Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton)
Defenders: John Anthony Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Edgar Castillo (Club Tijuana), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders FC), Michael Orozco Fiscal (Puebla), Michael Parkhurst (Augsburg), Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers)
Midfielders: Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Michael Bradley (Roma), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim), Jermaine Jones (Schalke), Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht), Danny Williams (Reading)
Forwards: Jozy Altidore (Sunderland), Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna), Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders FC), Aron Johannsson (AZ Alkmaar), Bobby Wood (1860 Munich)
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