As expected, Jurgen Klinsmann has made changes to his roster ahead of the United States' match against Honduras on Tuesday, and he's decided to call in five World Cup veterans. Michael Bradley, Clint Dempsey, Jermaine Jones, Matt Besler and Graham Zusi have all joined the team, along with Chicago Fire goalkeeper Sean Johnson.
Somewhat surprisingly, Johnson replaces Brad Guzan, not Bill Hamid. Klinsmann said that Guzan will not play against Honduras, with Nick Rimando set to start that game, but DC United would probably like to have their goalkeeper if he's not going to be playing for the national team.
The other USMNT players sent home are Luis Gil, Omar Gonzalez, John Brooks, Joe Gyau, and of course, Landon Donovan. Gyau picked up an injury in the last game and the extent of his knee issue is to be determined. Gil is being sent back to Real Salt Lake despite not being given a chance to play against Ecuador. All other players that have been sent home were given playing time in that match.
While the team that played against Honduras was very experimental, the one that plays Tuesday is likely to look more like something that could play a competitive match in the Gold Cup next summer.