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USMNT calls up Jonathan Spector for Peru, Brazil friendlies

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Jonathan Spector has been added to the United States roster for the team's friendlies against Peru and Brazil. The American team is now up to 24 players for the Peru match and 27 for the clash against Brazil.

Spector hasn't been called up to the national team since March of 2014, but even they he did not play in a match. His last cap came more than three years ago, playing in the Americans' 1-0 win over Italy in February 2012.

Adding Spector makes sense considering the dearth of fullbacks. Fabian Johnson, Timothy Chandler and DaMarcus Beasley are all hurt, leaving Greg Garza as the only outright fullback on the U.S. team. Geoff Cameron will probably slide out and play some right back, while DeAndre Yedlin can move from the midfield to defense, but that's all the U.S. had. Now Spector gives Jurgen Klinsmann another option at both fullback positions.

With 24 players in camp now and Clint Dempsey, Michael Bradley and Sean Johnson all set to join against Brazil, Klinsmann is probably going to make some cuts after Friday's contest against Peru. Of course, they won't really be cuts as much as sending players back to their clubs to prepare for the upcoming weekend matches, but there's no way he wants to carry 27 players into a Tuesday friendly.