USA: 30 For the May World Cup Try-Out Camp

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Joe Corona (Photo: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)
Joe Corona (Photo: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

 

By: COLIN REESE

 

The rumor is that 30 American soccer players will receive an invitation to the May Try-Out Camp for the 23-Man United States Men’s National Team roster.

 

After the 2-2 tie with Mexico, World Soccer Source looks at the American player pool and proposes a 30-man May World Cup Try-Out Camp roster for the USMNT.

 

DeAndre Yedlin, Julian Green, and Maurice Edu emerged as big winners after the 2-2 tie with Mexico.

 

By default, Michael Orozco’s stock skyrocketed after the play of the American center backs, and this USA side was clearly in need of Geoff Cameron (playing in England) to play as a center back or as a defensive midfielder.

 

Below is World Soccer Source’s list of 30 footballers who deserve the opportunity to try out for the USMNT’s World Cup roster:

 

GOALKEEPERS (3): Tim HOWARD, Brad GUZAN, Nick RIMANDO

 

CENTER BACKS (6): Geoff CAMERON, Michael OROZCO, Shane O’NEILL, Amobi OKUGO, Andrew FARRELL, Caleb STANKO

 

OUTSIDE BACKS (5): DeAndre YEDLIN, Chris KLUTE, Greg GARZA, Kofi SARKODIE, Fabian JOHNSON

 

DEFENSIVE MIDFIELDERS: (4): Michael BRADLEY, Jermaine JONES, Maurice EDU, Perry KITCHEN

 

ATTACKING MIDFIELDERS (7): Clint DEMPSEY, Landon DONOVAN, Benny FEILHABER, Joe CORONA, Mix DISKERUD, Benji JOYA, Julian GREEN

 

FORWARDS (5): Jozy ALTIDORE, Aron JÓHANNSSON, Juan AGUDELO,  Eddie JOHNSON, Terrence BOYD

 

 

 

Of those 30, World Soccer Source believes the following 23 are the most useful on the USA World Cup roster:

 

GOALKEEPERS (3): Tim HOWARD, Brad GUZAN, Nick RIMANDO

CENTER BACKS (4): Geoff CAMERON, Michael OROZCO, Shane O’NEILL, Andrew FARRELL

OUTSIDE BACKS (4): DeAndre YEDLIN, Chris KLUTE, Kofi SARKODIE, Greg GARZA

DEFENSIVE MIDFIELDERS: (2): Michael BRADLEY, Maurice EDU

ATTACKING MIDFIELDERS (6): Clint DEMPSEY, Landon DONOVAN, Benny FEILHABER, Joe CORONA, Benji JOYA, Julian GREEN

FORWARDS (4): Jozy ALTIDORE, Aron JÓHANNSSON, Juan AGUDELO, Eddie JOHNSON/Terrence BOYD

*Geoff Cameron, Maurice Edu, and Shane O’Neill are center backs AND defensive midfielders.

 

 

The World Soccer Source USA World Cup Starting XI:

 

HOWARD; YEDLIN, EDU, OROZCO, KLUTE/GARZA; CAMERON, BRADLEY; CORONA, FEILHABER, DEMPSEY; ALTIDORE/AGUDELO.

 

-BEST SUB OPTIONS: Donovan, O’Neill, Green, Jóhannsson, Joya

 

 

Here is a USA XI with Two Number 9s:

HOWARD; YEDLIN, OROZCO/EDU, CAMERON, KLUTE/GARZA; BRADLEY; CORONA, FEILHABER, DEMPSEY; ALTIDORE, AGUDELO.

 

 

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