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USA announce roster to play Puerto Rico in friendly

The No MLS Squad

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The international soccer season is finally upon us. To kick things off, Jurgen Klinsmann is holding a week-long camp in Miami this week in preparation for the team's first friendly against Puerto Rico on Sunday afternoon (12 p.m. ET, FS1).

With the MLS season in full force, U.S. Soccer opted to allow all players from MLS clubs who are in contention for the Copa America roster to stay and play this weekend. This means that only players from Mexican or European clubs will participate in camp this week and the friendly in Puerto Rico.

A few interesting names have been added to the mix along with the expected names already on the 40-man Copa America preliminary roster. Fafa Picault is one new name for USMNT fans to discuss. His emergence onto the scene is thanks to a late rush of goals for FC St. Pauli in the 2. Bundesliga, which caught Klinsmann's eye.

Another promising player to get the call is Emerson Hyndman, who a lot of people were disappointed not to see on the 40-man roster. Caleb Stanko, Amando Moreno, Julian Green, and Zach Steffen are some other young players to get the nod.

Christian Pulisic, Timmy Chandler, Ventura Alvarado, Edgar Castillo, and Omar Gonzalez will miss out on the trip due to club obligations. They should join the team in Frisco next week along with the MLS contingent.

Here is the full 22-man roster the United States will take to Puerto Rico:

Goalkeepers: Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Colorado Rapids), Zach Steffen (SC Freiburg)

Defenders: John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest), Matt Miazga (Chelsea), Michael Orozco (Club Tijuana), Tim Ream (Fulham), DeAndre Yedlin (Tottenham)

Midfielders: Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Emerson Hyndman (Fulham), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Monchengladbach), Perry Kitchen (Heart of Midlothian), Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt), Caleb Stanko (SC Freiburg), Danny Williams (Reading)

Forwards: Paul Arriola (Club Tijuana), Julian Green (Bayern Munich), Fabrice Picault (FC St. Pauli), Amando Moreno (Club Tijuana), Bobby Wood (Hamburg)