Klinsmann sets U.S. roster for Scotland, Austria friendlies

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Juergen Klinsmann‘s U.S. national team roster for friendlies against Scotland on Friday in Glasgow (3 p.m. ET, ESPN2) and Austria next Tuesday in Vienna (2:45, NBC Sports Network):

GOALKEEPERS: Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Tim Howard (Everton), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire).

DEFENDERS: DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders), Omar Gonzalez (L.A. Galaxy), Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest), Michael Orozco (Puebla).

MIDFIELDERS: Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Michael Bradley (Roma), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim), Jermaine Jones (Schalke), Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht), Brek Shea (Stoke City).

FORWARDS: Jozy Altidore (Sunderland), Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders), Aron Johannsson (AZ Alkmaar), Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes).

Of note: Edgar Castillo, Landon Donovan, Clarence Goodson and Brad Guzan are injured. … Lichaj’s first call-up under Klinsmann. His last appearance came in the 2011 Gold Cup. … No players from the four active MLS playoff teams were selected (most notably Real Salt Lake’s Kyle Beckerman, Houston’s Brad Davis and Kansas City’s Graham Zusi and Matt Besler), despite the league’s decision not to schedule matches this weekend.

 

Steven Goff is The Post’s soccer writer. His beats include D.C. United, MLS and the international game, as well as local college basketball.

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Steven Goff · November 10, 2013