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NEWS: Bruce Arena names 24 players for critical World Cup Qualifiers, the first of which will be played at Avaya Stadium

CHICAGO - U.S. Men's National Team head coach Bruce Arena has called 24 players to San Jose, Calif., in advance of the critical World Cup Qualifiers against Honduras and Panama.
 
Arena will discuss the roster during a Live Q&A at 3:20 p.m. ET on U.S. Soccer's Facebook page.
 
Players begin reporting to San Jose on March 19 ahead of USA-Honduras, presented by Volpi Foods. The match will take place on Friday, March 24, at Avaya Stadium. The first Final Round FIFA World Cup Qualifier in the Bay Area since 1997 is set for 7:30 p.m. PT, and will be broadcast live on FS1, UniMás and Univision Deportes. Fans can also follow the game live on Facebook and Twitter at @ussoccer and @ussoccer_esp.
 
"We put together a roster that we think has balance and one that gives us an option in playing a number of different ways," Arena said. "It's a roster where the primary rationale is to help us be successful in these two games, but we're also looking down the road and bringing in some young players that we think have an opportunity to be an important part of the National Team program as well. Our approach to these games is simple: We want to win."
 
U.S. MNT Roster by Position (Club; WCQ Caps/Goals):
 
GOALKEEPERS (3): David Bingham (San Jose Earthquakes), Tim Howard (Colorado Rapids; 33/0), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake; 0/0)
 
DEFENDERS (8): DaMarcus Beasley (Houston Dynamo; 33/6), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin/GER; 2/0), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City/ENG; 19/2), Omar Gonzalez (Pachuca/MEX; 12/0), Michael Orozco (Club Tijuana/MEX; 6/1), Tim Ream (Fulham/ENG; 2/0), Jorge Villafaña (Santos Laguna/MEX; 0/0), Walker Zimmerman (FC Dallas; 0/0), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
 
MIDFIELDERS (9): Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas; 1/0), Alejandro Bedoya (Philadelphia Union; 6/0, Michael Bradley (Toronto FC/CAN; 31/5), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Mönchengladbach/GER; 15/1), Jermaine Jones (LA Galaxy; 16/0), Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy; 0/0), Dax McCarty (Chicago Fire; 0/0), Darlington Nagbe (Portland Timbers; 3/0), Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund/GER; 5/2), Sacha Kljestan (New York Red Bulls)
 
FORWARDS (4): Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC/CAN; 33/16), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC; 36/13), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders FC; 3/0), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)

 

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