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American Top 30: Projecting Klinsmann’s 2014 World Cup roster, 20th edition

Rapid Vienna's Terrence Boyd scored 6 goals in 4 matches. (AP file photo by Hans Punz) Rapid Vienna’s Terrence Boyd scored 6 goals in last 4 matches. (AP file photo by Hans Punz)

Juergen Klinsmann will announce the 30-man World Cup provisional roster Monday afternoon, probably between 2 and 3 p.m. ET. The players will begin gathering at Stanford University on Tuesday, with workouts set to start Wednesday. Most, but not all, players will report right away.

No Stanford sessions are open to the public, but supporters will be able to attend practice the day before each of the three friendlies. Admission is free. (May 26 at Candlestick at 5 p.m., May 31 at Red Bull Arena at 11 a.m., June 6 at EverBank Field in Jacksonville at 5 p.m.)

Of note: Everyone listed should be considered my predictions for training camp. Check marks indicate my picks (at the moment) for the final roster. As it stands, I am projecting 12 MLS players, 10 European-based players and one Mexican-based player on the June 8 flight to Brazil.


Tim Howard (Everton): 90 minutes in 2-0 victory over Hull City. (37 league matches, 37 goals conceded, 15 shutouts)
Brad Guzan (Aston Villa): 90 in 3-0 loss at Tottenham Hotspur. (38 league matches, 61 goals conceded, 9 shutouts)
Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake): 90 (PK save) in 5-2 victory at Houston.


√CB Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City): 90 in 3-0 victory at Montreal.
√RB-CB Geoff Cameron (Stoke City): 90 in 2-1 victory at West Brom. (37 league matches, 2 goals)
√LB-RB-LMF Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim): 75 in 3-1 victory over Eintracht Braunschweig. (27 league matches)
√CB Omar Gonzalez (Los Angeles Galaxy): not in the 18 (minor knee injury) for 1-1 draw at Portland.
√CB Clarence Goodson (San Jose Earthquakes): 90 (assist) in 2-1 victory over Dallas.
√RB-DMF Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders): 90 in 5-0 loss at New England.
√LB-RB Michael Parkhurst (Columbus Crew): 90 in 1-0 loss to Vancouver.
√LB-LMF DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla): season complete.
CB John Brooks (Hertha Berlin): 90 in 4-0 loss to Borussia Dortmund.
RB DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders): 60 in 5-0 loss at New England.


√DMF-CMF Michael Bradley (Toronto FC): no match scheduled.
√CMF-F-RMF Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders): 90 in 5-0 loss at New England.
√RMF Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City): 75 in 3-0 victory at Montreal.
√LMF-CMF-RMF-F Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy): 90 in 1-1 draw at Portland.
√DMF Jermaine Jones (Besiktas): 90 in 1-0 victory at Elazigspor. Next: Genclerbirligi on Saturday.
√DMF Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake): 90 in 5-2 victory at Houston.
√RMF-CMF Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes): 78 in 3-1 loss to Saint-Etienne. Next: at Bastia on Saturday. (5 goals in 31 league matches)
√CMF Mikkel Diskerud (Rosenborg): no match scheduled. Next: at Sandnes on Monday.
√LMF-F Julian Green (Bayern Munich II): not in the 18 (shoulder injury) in 2-0 victory over Memmingen. (15 goals in 23 league matches)
DMF Maurice Edu (Philadelphia Union): 90 in 1-0 loss to D.C. United.
LMF Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo): 84 (assist) in 5-2 loss to Real Salt Lake.


√F Jozy Altidore (Sunderland): 6 in 3-1 loss to Swansea City. (2 goals in all competitions)
√F-LMF Aron Johannsson (AZ Alkmaar): not in the 18 for 1-0 loss at Heerenveen. (26 goals in all competitions)
√F Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes): 90 in 2-1 victory over Dallas.
F-LMF Eddie Johnson (D.C. United): 84 in 1-0 victory at Philadelphia.
Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna): 76 (goal in 71st; video) in 5-2 victory at Ried. (20 goals in all competitions)
F Juan Agudelo (Utrecht): season complete. (3 goals in 14 league matches)

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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