The United States of America senior men national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann has released his final 23-man squad for this summer’s Copa America on home soil.
Some household names were missing though after the list was trimmed from 40 to 23 while some high profile names such as Tim Howard, Michael Bradley,
Jermaine Jones and Clint Dempsey all featured as expected.
The most surprising inclusion in Klinsmann’s selection is Borussia Dortmund’s midfielder Christian Pulisic who makes the cut despite only having one international cap to his name.
The 17-year-old has clearly impressed the German manager after making his debut against Guatemala earlier this year and has made nine Bundesliga appearances so far this season, scoring two goals.
Meanwhile, Premier League stars like Matt Miazga, Jozy Altidore, Brad Evans and Mix Diskerud were all cut out of the list.
Here’s the full squad:
Goalkeepers: Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Colorado Rapids), Ethan Horvath (Molde IK)
Defenders: Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Steve Birnbaum (D.C. United), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Moenchengladbach), Michael Orozco (Club Tijuana), DeAndre Yedlin (Tottenham)
Midfielders: Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt
Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Jermaine Jones (Colorado Rapids), Perry Kitchen (Heart of Midlothian), Darlington Nagbe (Portland Timbers), Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund), Graham Zusi (Sporting KC)
Forwards: Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes), Bobby Wood (Hamburg), Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy).