A 23-Man USMNT Roster For Proactive Soccer

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It’s time for Jürgen Klinsmann to roll up the yoga mats and lead from the front.

Klinsmann has never even attempted to field line-ups to play the type of proactive soccer he promised.

Tab Ramos now seems more like the right person to coach the United States Men’s National Team.

The reason for hiring Klinsmann was to hire a coach who would be more willing to call up and play the types of players who could raise the quality of the United States Men’s National Team’s play. Instead, the United States got a more defensive coach than Bob Bradley.

Putting players on the field who can play at Clint Dempsey’s, Michael Bradley’s, Geoff Cameron’s, and Benny Feilhaber’s level will require change, lots of change.

The players listed above aren’t satisfied with trying to merely put in a good showing against top national teams; they want to quickly move the ball around the field and win.

How far are Jürgen Klinsmann and his staff willing to go to use players who can play one-to-two touch soccer with the world’s best?

Klinsmann and company will have to call up a new type of USMNT roster and actually use the players with all the tools and gifts to improve the USMNT, but many of them are considered “raw,” “inexperienced,” “unproven,” and “too young” for many Americans.

The coaching staff of the United States Men’s National Team needs to make changes and call up the following players for international play:

 

A ROSTER TO IMPROVE THE USMNT:

*Starters

Goalkeepers (3):

 

*1. Tim HOWARD

2. Brad GUZAN

3.  Luis ROBLES

 

Center Backs (4):

 

*4. Geoff CAMERON

5. Omar GONZALEZ

*6. Gale AGBOSSOUMONDE

7. Shane O’NEILL

 

Outside Backs (4):

 

*8. DeAndre YEDLIN

9. Andrew FARRELL

*10. Fabian JOHNSON

11. Chris KLUTE

 

Defensive Midfielders (3):

 

*12. Michael BRADLEY

13. Perry KITCHEN

14. Jeremy HALL

 

Attacking Midfielders (5):

 

*15. Benji JOYA

*16. Clint DEMPSEY

17. Joe CORONA

*18. Benny FEILHABER

*19. Freddy ADU

 

Strikers (4): 

 

*20. Juan AGUDELO

21. Terrence BOYD

22. Mario RODRIGUEZ

23. José VILLARREAL

 

Other  Roster Options:

Corey BAIRD

Jozy ALTIDORE

Tony TAYLOR

Jonathan SPECTOR

Jermaine JONES

Kofi SARKODIE

Caleb STANKO

Junior FLORES

Eddie JOHNSON

Maurice EDU

 

Starting XI: Howard; Yedlin, Agbossoumonde, Cameron, Johnson; Bradley; Joya; Adu, Feilhaber, Dempsey; Agudelo. 

 

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