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U.S. MNT - World Cup Qualifying Semifinal Round Roster - Sept. 2 & 6, 2016

PLAYER POS. HT. WT. BIRTHDATE HOMETOWN CLUB/COLLEGE CAPS/G
D 5-10 150 Plano, Texas FC Dallas 2/0
F 6-1 175 Boca Raton, Fla. Toronto FC 93/34
M 5-8 145 Chula Vista, Calif. Club Tijuana (Mexico) 1/0
M 5-10 165 Crofton, Md. Real Salt Lake 57/1
M 6-0 160 Weston, Fla. Nantes (France) 53/2
D 6-0 170 Overland Park, Kan. Sporting Kansas City 35/0
D 6-2 180 Newport, Calif. D.C. United 7/1
M 6-2 185 Princeton, N.J. Toronto FC 120/15
D 6-4 175 Berlin, Germany Hertha Berlin (Germany) 25/3
D 6-3 185 Attleboro, Mass. Stoke City (England) 46/4
GK 6-4 210 Homer Glen, Ill. Aston Villa (England) 50/0
GK 6-3 185 Highland Ranch, Colo. Molde FK (Norway)
GK 6-3 210 North Brunswick, N.J. Colorado Rapids 109/0
M 6-0 155 Munich, Germany Borussia Moenchengladbach (Germany) 49/2
M 6-0 170 Chicago, Ill. Colorado Rapids 65/4
F 5-11 185 Mercer Island, Wash. Seattle Sounders FC 9/1
M 5-9 165 Monrovia, Liberia Portland Timbers 10/1
D 5-11 160 Orange, Calif. Club Tijuana (Mexico) 27/4
M 5-8 140 Hershey, Pa. Borussia Dortmund (Germany) 6/1
F 5-10 160 Beaverton, Ore. Utrecht (Netherlands)
M 6-0 170 Holly, Mich. Freiburg (Germany)
F 5-10 165 Irvine, Calif. Hamburg (Germany) 24/6
F 6-0 165 Danville, Calif. San Jose Earthquakes 34/10
D 5-8 150 Seattle, Wash. Tottenham (England) 39/0
M 5-10 160 Longwood, Fla. Sporting Kansas City 40/5

U.S. MNT - World Cup Qualifying Semifinal Round Roster - Sept. 2 & 6, 2016

Position:Defender

Height:5-10

Weight:150

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Position:Defender

Hometown:Plano, Texas

Club:FC Dallas

Position:Forward

Height:6-1

Weight:175

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Position:Forward

Hometown:Boca Raton, Fla.

Club:Toronto FC

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-8

Weight:145

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Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Chula Vista, Calif.

Club:Club Tijuana (Mexico)

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-10

Weight:165

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Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Crofton, Md.

Club:Real Salt Lake

Position:Midfielder

Height:6-0

Weight:160

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Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Weston, Fla.

Club:Nantes (France)

Position:Defender

Height:6-0

Weight:170

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Position:Defender

Hometown:Overland Park, Kan.

Club:Sporting Kansas City

Position:Defender

Height:6-2

Weight:180

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Newport, Calif.

Club:D.C. United

Position:Midfielder

Height:6-2

Weight:185

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Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Princeton, N.J.

Club:Toronto FC

Position:Defender

Height:6-4

Weight:175

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Position:Defender

Hometown:Berlin, Germany

Club:Hertha Berlin (Germany)

Position:Defender

Height:6-3

Weight:185

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Attleboro, Mass.

Club:Stoke City (England)

Position:Goalkeeper

Height:6-4

Weight:210

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Position:Goalkeeper

Hometown:Homer Glen, Ill.

Club:Aston Villa (England)

Position:Goalkeeper

Height:6-3

Weight:185

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Position:Goalkeeper

Hometown:Highland Ranch, Colo.

Club:Molde FK (Norway)

Position:Goalkeeper

Height:6-3

Weight:210

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Position:Goalkeeper

Hometown:North Brunswick, N.J.

Club:Colorado Rapids

Position:Midfielder

Height:6-0

Weight:155

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Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Munich, Germany

Club:Borussia Moenchengladbach (Germany)

Position:Midfielder

Height:6-0

Weight:170

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Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Chicago, Ill.

Club:Colorado Rapids

Position:Forward

Height:5-11

Weight:185

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Position:Forward

Hometown:Mercer Island, Wash.

Club:Seattle Sounders FC

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-9

Weight:165

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Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Monrovia, Liberia

Club:Portland Timbers

Position:Defender

Height:5-11

Weight:160

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Orange, Calif.

Club:Club Tijuana (Mexico)

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-8

Weight:140

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Hershey, Pa.

Club:Borussia Dortmund (Germany)

Position:Forward

Height:5-10

Weight:160

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Beaverton, Ore.

Club:Utrecht (Netherlands)

Position:Midfielder

Height:6-0

Weight:170

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Holly, Mich.

Club:Freiburg (Germany)

Position:Forward

Height:5-10

Weight:165

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Position:Forward

Hometown:Irvine, Calif.

Club:Hamburg (Germany)

Position:Forward

Height:6-0

Weight:165

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Position:Forward

Hometown:Danville, Calif.

Club:San Jose Earthquakes

Position:Defender

Height:5-8

Weight:150

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Seattle, Wash.

Club:Tottenham (England)

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-10

Weight:160

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Longwood, Fla.

Club:Sporting Kansas City

Klinsmann Convoca a 26 Jugadores para Partidos Decisivos de la Eliminatoria Mundialista

CHICAGO (28 de agosto, 2016) -- El director técnico de la Selección Masculina de Estados Unidos Jurgen Klinsmann convocó a 26 jugadores a la nómina que entrenará antes de los importantes partidos de la Ronda Semifinal de la eliminatoria mundialista. El equipo empieza a reunirse el domingo en Jacksonville.

EE.UU. primero viajará a enfrentarse a San Vicente y las Granadinas el 2 de septiembre (3:30 p.m. ET; beIN SPORTS). Cuatro días después, la U.S. MNT cierra el Grupo C contra Trinidad y Tobago (8 p.m. ET; FS1, UniMás) [BOLETOS].

A JUGAR POR TODO
Al iniciar los últimos dos partidos, Estados Unidos se encuentra en el segundo lugar del grupo con siete puntos, tres menos que Trinidad y Tobago y uno más que Guatemala. La U.S. MNT maneja su propio destino, ya que dos victorias garantizarían un puesto en la fase Hexagonal. Sin embargo, la única manera que EE.UU. pueda clasificar en el Día de Partidos 5 es ganarle a San Vicente y que Trinidad y Tobago gane en casa contra Guatemala. Cualquiera otra combinación significa que los partidos el 6 de septiembre determinarán cuales dos equipos avanzarán fuera del grupo.

CONSISTENCIA DE LA COPA AMÉRICA
Después de tomar el cuarto lugar en la Copa América Centenario en junio -- empatando el mejor puesto de EE.UU. en el torneo -- Klinsmann ha mantenido la mayoría del grupo, convocando a 19 de los 23 jugadores de ésa nómina.

"Definitivamente pensamos que ese grupo que terminó en cuarto lugar en la Copa América merece cierta prioridad al enfrentar los próximos partidos de eliminatoria mundialista porque hicieron muy bien en la Copa América," dijo Klinsmann. "Fue un torneo emocionante con buenos partidos. Todo el grupo aprendió mucho jugando contra equipos como Colombia, Ecuador y Argentina. Éste es un escenario grande y merecen regresar y confirmar lo que hicieron en el torneo en estos próximos, y muy importantes partidos de eliminatoria. Estamos preparando para estos dos partidos muy seriamente y con mucha urgencia porque queremos terminar en primer lugar del grupo si es posible, y este grupo de jugadores tiene la oportunidad de hacer eso."

FUERZA EN EL ATAQUE
A pesar de la ausencia de Clint Dempsey debido a razones de salud y de Gyasi Zardes debido a una lesión, el cuerpo de ataque de EE.UU. llega en buena forma. El delantero del Toronto FC Jozy Altidore regresó arrasando, anotando cinco goles en sus últimos seis partidos. Bobby Wood empezó su carrera en la Bundesliga con el Hamburgo anotando el primer gol del equipo de la temporada. El capitán de San José Chris Wondolowski lleva nueve goles en 21 partidos, mientras que Jordan Morris está empatado en la cima de la lista de goleadores del Seattle Sounders FC con ocho tantos.

SALTANDO POR LAS ISLAS
Jugando contra naciones que son islas en su casa presenta más retos que lo que aparenta. Además de enfrentar a rivales determinados, hay cuestiones de viaje, clima, condiciones de campo y otras idiosincrasias que combinan para que obtener resultados sean una verdadera prueba. En la eliminatoria para las Copas Mundiales de la FIFA 2002 y 2014, partidos contra equipos del Caribe fueron hasta la raya y casi le costaron a EE.UU. un puesto en la ronda final. Para la U.S. MNT, el viaje a San Vicente empieza con varios cambios de avión. Debido a que el tamaño de la pista de aterrizaje en la isla no está lo suficientemente grande para que puedan aterrizar jets, el equipo aterrizará en Barbados y cambiará a una serie de 19 avionetas para completar el viaje. Se ocupará un avión solamente para el equipaje del equipo, la mayoría del cual se quedará en Jacksonville. El Estadio Arnos Vale de 11,000 asientos - mejor conocido como los Playing Fields - albergará el partido. Construido en 1981 como sede para el cricket, es la casa del Winward Islands Cricket Team. El estadio no tiene luces reflectoras, y de allí proviene el inicio temprano.

APOYO DE LOCAL EN JACKSONVILLE
EverBank Field y los aficionados en Jacksonville han demostrado ser excelentes anfitriones para la U.S. MNT y el equipo ha respondido de igual manera. Con un apoyo impresionante y una superficie de juego excepcional, EE.UU. ha obtenido dos victorias y anotado siete goles, cediendo solamente dos goles. En el 2012, un triplete de Landon Donovan y goles de Michael Bradley y Jermaine Jones impulsaron a EE.UU. a una victoria de 5-1 contra Escocia. En el último partido de despedida antes de la Copa Mundial de la FIFA 2014, Altidore anotó dos en la victoria de 2-1 contra Nigeria. En general, EE.UU. tiene un registro de 4-0-0 en Jacksonville que data desde 1997.

NÓMINA DE ESTADOS UNIDOS POR POSICIÓN:
ARQUEROS (3): Brad Guzan (Middlesbrough), Ethan Horvath (Molde FC), Tim Howard (Colorado Rapids)
DEFENSAS (9): Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Steve Birnbaum (D.C. United), John Brooks (Hertha BSC), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Omar González (Pachuca), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Monchengladbach), Michael Orozco (Club Tijuana), DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United)
MIDFIELDERS (9): Paul Arriola (Club Tijuana), Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (Philadelphia Union), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Jermaine Jones (Colorado Rapids), Darlington Nagbe (Portland Timbers), Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund), Caleb Stanko (FC Vaduz), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
DELANTEROS (5): Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders FC), Rubio Rubin (FC Utrecht), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes), Bobby Wood (Hamburg SV)

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