USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann announced substantial changes to his roster for Tuesday’s international friendly against New Zealand. Klinsmann released several of his Europe-based players back to their clubs along with Jordan Morris and Chris Wondolowski. In their place, he called in seven players for the game at RFK Stadium (8pm ET – ESPN).
“These friendly games are about getting our group ready for Mexico and Costa Rica,” Klinsmann said. “For the guys coming in, it’s a chance to prove their point. We sent some of our European-based guys back to make sure they stay in a rhythm for the next few weeks, and with Jordan Morris and Chris Wondolowski they have a chance to extend their seasons. When it comes to roster spots for November, the fight is on.”
USMNT roster for New Zealand friendly
GK: David Bingham (San Jose Earthquakes), Bill Hamid (DC United), William Yarbrough (Club Leon)
DEF: Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas), Matt Besler (Sporting KC), Steve Birnbaum (DC United), Omar Gonzalez (Pachuca), Michael Orozco (Club Tijuana), Tim Parker (Vancouver Whitecaps FC)
MID: Paul Arriola (Club Tijuana), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Lynden Gooch (Sunderland), Perry Kitchen (Hearts), Sacha Kljestan (New York Red Bulls), Danny Williams (Reading)
FOR: Juan Agudelo (New England Revolution), Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), Terrence Boyd (RB Leipzig), Julian Green (Bayern Munich)