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USMNT nearing full roster for World Cup training camp

Aron Johannsson and Jermaine Jones are the only players still missing from U.S. training camp.

David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Tim Howard, Brad Guzan and Geoff Cameron reported to United States World Cup training camp on Sunday, leaving the Americans just two players short of full capacity. Aron Johannsson and Jermaine Jones are the only two players who have not yet reported, but both will on Tuesday to give the U.S. all 30 players.

Johannsson and Jones' club seasons just ended this weekend, which accounts for their joining camp late. Johannsson had the Eredivisie Europa League playoff to play on Sunday, which AZ Alkmaar lost to Groningen, 3-0. Jones played in Besiktas' final Super Lig match of the season on Saturday, which ended in a 1-1 draw.

Jurgen Klinsmann gave the English Premier League players until Sunday to report, although Jozy Altidore was there was the start of camp on Tuesday as he tries to find his form and confidence ahead of the World Cup.

Klinsmann said that the focus of the early part of training camp would be fitness so while Johannsson and Jones will be late to get to it, that they were playing for their clubs through the weekend should mean they are in good shape and at full fitness. Once they report to camp, they will only have one week of training before the Americans' first Send-Off Series match, scheduled for May 27 against Azerbaijan in San Francisco, CA.