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Photo Gallery: U.S. MNT Training in Salvador - June 30, 2014

Photos from the U.S. Men's National Team official training session in Salvador before its Round of 16 game against Belgium at the 2014 FIFA World Cup

Photo Gallery: U.S. MNT Travel - June 29, 2014

Photos from the U.S. Men's National Team travel to Salvador for its Round of 16 game against Belgium at the 2014 FIFA World Cup

Photo Gallery: U.S. MNT Training - June 6, 2014

Photos from the U.S. Men's National Team training in Jacksonville, Fla.

Photo Gallery: U.S. MNT Training - May 19, 2014

Photos from the U.S. Men's National Team training camp at Stanford University.

MNT Weekend TV Schedule: Race for the World Cup Roster

The countdown clock continues to tick as the May deadline for FIFA World Cup-bound nations to submit their preliminary 30-man tournament rosters draws ever closer. U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann stating that, “The door remains open till the very last day,” for U.S. players in leagues all over the world, so the pressure to put in eye-catching performances increases with each match.

While, MLS-based players are gearing up for the domestic season, players abroad find themselves beginning their club campaigns in Mexico or cutting through the meat of seasons across Europe. With games taking place all over the globe from Friday night to Monday afternoon, Klinsmann and his staff will fan out across Europe to take in a couple games in person.

On Saturday, some of the coaches will pay a visit to Nurnberg to watch defender Timmy Chandler lace up his boots for a go-round with visiting Bayern Munich. GolTV will air the match live at 9:30 a.m. ET in the United States.

A second group will set up shop at St. Mary’s Stadium in Southampton, England, to check out Geoff Cameron and visiting Stoke City battle the Saints. The match will be available live on NBC Sports Live Extra at 10 a.m. ET.

Fans who wish to do some scouting of their own can check out the following list of games that will be broadcast in the United States this weekend, featuring up to 13 U.S. MNT players who will be looking to impress as the competition for a World Cup roster spot continues to heat up:

U.S. Men’s National Team on TV (all times ET) :

FRIDAY
ESPN Deportes
TIJUANA-MONTERREY (live) 10:30 p.m. (Liga MX)
Edgar Castillo, Joe Corona, Herculez Gomez

SATURDAY
GolTV
NÜRNBERG-BAYERN MUNICH (live) 9:30 a.m. (Bundesliga)
Timmy Chandler

NBC Sports Live Extra
SOUTHAMPTON-STOKE CITY (live) 10 a.m. (Barclays Premier League)
Geoff Cameron

ASTON VILLA-WEST HAM (live) 10 a.m. (Barclays Premier League)
Brad Guzan

SUNDERLAND-HULL CITY (live) 10 a.m. (Barclays Premier League)
Jozy Altidore

SUNDAY
USA Network
TOTTENHAM-EVERTON (live) 8:30 a.m. (Barclays Premier League)
Tim Howard

USA NETWORK, mun2
MANCHESTER UNITED-FULHAM (live) 11 a.m. (Barclays Premier League)
Clint Dempsey

ESPN Deportes
PUEBLA-CHIVAS (live) 1 p.m. (Liga MX)
DaMarcus Beasley, Michael Orozco

GolTV
SCHALKE-HANNOVER (live) 11:30 p.m. (Bundesliga)
Steve Cherundolo

MONDAY
beIN SPORTS

NANTES-LYON (delay) 12:30 p.m. (League1)
Alejandro Bedoya

Technically gifted and a composed passer, Joe Corona brings another element to Jurgen Klinsmanns midfield options. the 22-year-old, who joined Club Tijuana's reserve team following one campaign at San Jose State, isn't afraid to go at goal and eith shoot or dish. getting his first tast of action for both youth and senior National Teams in 2012, he also started to blossom in his club career as he helped Club Tijuana capture the 2012 Liga MX Torneo Apetura.

  • A dual citizen of the United States and Mexico, he officially became tied to the U.S. team when he played n teh 3-1 win against Guatemala in World Cup qualifying
  • Posted a hat trick against Cuba in the first goup match of the 2012 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying tournament, and finished the event with four overall
  • Played in the final that earned Tijuana promotion into the Mexican top division, then a year later in the game that clinche its first Liga MX Championship
  • Had the opening goal in teh 2011 Torneo Clausura playoffs of the Liga Ascenso that helped lift Tijuana into Mexico's top flight

2012: Made his full team debut as a reserve in teh 5-1 win against Scotland on May 26 ... Got to be a part of U.S. history when he entered in teh 89th minute of the USA's 1-0 win against Mexico on Aug. 15 at Estadio Azteca ... Replace Eddie Johnson to help finish off the 3-1 win against Guatemala on Oct. 16 that sealed the USA's place in the final round ... Under-23s: Started all three matches in group play of Olympic Qualifying ... Exploded for three goals in teh 6-0 thrashing of Cuba in the opening match on March 22 ... Scored the third goal in the 3-3 draw against El Salvador on March 26 ... Made his U.S. U-23 debut when he played 90 minutes on Feb. 29, 2012, during a 2-0 victory against Mexico's U-23s in Frisco, Texas ... First Appearance: May 26, 2012, vs. Scotland ...  First Goal: None

2012: A mainstay in the squad that lifted the Liga MX chmpionship for the first time in club history, he made eight starts and 14 apperances in the Torneo Apertura ... Started all four games in the playoffs, including the championship clincher on Dec. 2 in Toluca ... Corona continued to have a regular role in the lineup during the Torneo Clausura, making 14 appearances out of 17 games ... Added two goals including the game-winner against Atlante on april 7 ... 2011: Scored the team's first ever goal in Mexico's top division in a 2-1 loss to Monarcas on July 23 ... Made 13 appearances in the first season, six as a starter ... Tallied twice in the promotion playoffs, grabbing his first goal in the 2-2 draw of the quarterfinal first leg at Hidalgo, then performing the same feat in the secodn leg of the final against Irapuato on May 21 that pushed Tijuana into the top flight ... Started in all six matches in teh playoffs .. Appeared in 15 of 17 matches in teh torneo Clausura ... 2010: Made 17 starts and scored his first goal in teh Torneo Apetura in the 2-0 win on Aug. 29 against Alacranes ... Debuted in the Liga de Ascenso on April 3 vs. Necaxa.
Born in Los Angeles, Calif., to a Mexican father and Salvadorian mother ... Plays in Tijuana but still resides in the U.S. and commutes every day.2008: Played one season for the San Diego State Aztecs ... Accumulated seven points in 2008 on three goals and an assist in just 501 minutes ... Played in 15 games earning three starts.
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