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USA announce 26-man roster for Guatemala away World Cup qualifier

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Jurgen Klinsmann has settled on 26 players to take to Guatemala City for the next match day of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying. It's a roster filled with veterans as the staff has decided to lean on experience over youth in these two important qualifiers.

Despite picking up an injury on Friday, Fabian Johnson has not withdrew from the roster. Jozy Altidore is recovering from his own injury but is listed as well.

Edgar Castillo makes his long awaited return to the fold after a lengthy absence. He's joined on the roster by fellow Liga MX player Ventura Alvarado despite not featuring for his club side Club America for some time. Meanwhile, Jorge Villafana, who has been a standout remains left off the roster.

The rest of the list is pretty much par for the course with MLS veterans and the usual suspects getting the call. MLS vets Chris Wondolowski and Kyle Beckerman remain in the fold.

The United States will head to Guatemala for the first of two World Cup qualifiers against the pesky Central American side for a very tough road test before heading back home to Columbus three days later. U.S. Soccer announced on Thursday that this particular roster will be flexible, meaning additions can be made in between the two matches.

Here's the full USA roster for the trip to Guatemala:

Goalkeepers (4): David Bingham (San Jose Earthquakes; 0/0), Brad Guzan (Aston Villa; 9/0), Tim Howard (Everton FC; 30/0), William Yarbrough (Club Leon; 0/0)

Defenders (9): Ventura Alvarado (Club America; 0/0), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City; 8/0), Steve Birnbaum (D.C. United; 0/0), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin; 0/0), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City; 15/1), Edgar Castillo (Monterrey; 4/0), Omar Gonzalez (Pachuca; 8/0), Michael Orozco (Club Tijuana; 4/1), DeAndre Yedlin (Sunderland; 0/0)

Midfielders (8): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake; 6/0), Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes FC; 3/0), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC; 26/5), Mix Diskerud (New York City FC; 3/0), Ethan Finlay (Columbus Crew SC; 0/0), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Monchengladbach; 11/1), Darlington Nagbe (Portland Timbers FC; 2/0), Lee Nguyen (New England Revolution; 0/0)

Forwards (5): Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC; 28/12), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC; 34/13), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes; 0/0), Bobby Wood (Union Berlin; 2/1), Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy; 2/1)