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2014 World Cup: Predicting the USMNT’s 23-Man Squad

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USMNT World Cup Roster Prediction

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On Monday, Jurgen Klinsmann announced the preliminary 30-man roster for the 2014 World Cup. However, since Klinsmann can only take 23 players to Brazil this summer, seven of the those 30 players will be cut. This leaves Klinsmann with a tough decision. All 30 guys are truly quality players, but he needs to take the very best. These are the 23 players I think will do the great in Brazil.

Goalkeeper: Tim Howard

USMNT World Cup Roster Tim Howard
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Goalkeeper: Tim Howard

USMNT World Cup Roster Tim Howard
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Tim Howard is one of the best goalkeepers in the world, and the USMNT is lucky to have him. He will definitely be part of the 23-man squad and will be the starting goalkeeper of the three Jurgen Klinsmann has decided to take.

Goalkeeper: Brad Guzan

USMNT World Cup Roster Brad Guzan
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Goalkeeper: Brad Guzan

USMNT World Cup Roster Brad Guzan
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Although Brad Guzan's caps with the USMNT are minimal, he's a great goalkeeper. He is ready to step up when needed and always does great. He will most likely be the second goalkeeper.

Goalkeeper: Nick Rimando

USMNT World Cup Roster Nick Rimando
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Goalkeeper: Nick Rimando

USMNT World Cup Roster Nick Rimando
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Nick Rimando is an amazing goalkeeper as has been seen recently in his time with Real Salt Lake. He is definitely at a World Cup level and will be third in charge in Brazil. I hope Rimando gets some time to showcase his talent this summer.

Defender: Brad Evans

USMNT World Cup Roster Brad Evans
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Defender: Brad Evans

USMNT World Cup Roster Brad Evans
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The Seattle Sounders have been quite impressive this season, and one of the reasons is because of a strong defense. Brad Evans is one of the players who is strong in their back line, and his addition to the USMNT will be a great choice.

Defender: DeMarcus Beasley

USMNT World Cup Roster DeMarcus Beasley
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Defender: DaMarcus Beasley

USMNT World Cup Roster DeMarcus Beasley
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DaMarcus Beasley is an essential player for the USMNT. He is a great defender and his talents have not gone unnoticed. I would be very surprised if he didn't make the 23-man squad.

Defender: DeAndre Yedlin

USMNT World Cup Roster DeAndre Yedlin
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Defender: DeAndre Yedlin

USMNT World Cup Roster DeAndre Yedlin
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If you keep up with MLS, you know DeAndre Yedlin is an great defender for the Seattle Sounders. He is definitely a top defender in the league, and he will be a great addition to the national team.

Defender: Fabian Johnson

USMNT World Cup Roster Fabian Johnson
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Defender: Fabian Johnson

USMNT World Cup Roster Fabian Johnson
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Fabian Johnson is an excellent defender and needs to be on the 23-man squad. His talents and experience will help keep the back line solid.

Defender: Geoff Cameron

USMNT World Cup Roster Geoff Cameron
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Defender: Geoff Cameron

USMNT World Cup Roster Geoff Cameron
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Geoff Cameron is gaining a lot of experience in Stoke City, which I think has him ready to play in the World Cup. If included on the roster, he will be quite useful to the team.

Defender: Matt Besler

USMNT World Cup Roster Matt Besler
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Defender: Matt Besler

USMNT World Cup Roster Matt Besler
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Matt Besler has shown a lot of improvement over the years, and I think he is now at a World Cup level. He is a top defender who needs to be included on the roster.

Defender: Omar Gonzalez

USMNT World Cup Roster Omar Gonzalez
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Defender: Omar Gonzalez

USMNT World Cup Roster Omar Gonzalez
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Omar Gonzalez is a fantastic defender and has proven his worth in many USMNT matches. He may not be the perfect player, but he definitely deserves a spot on the roster.

Midfielder: Jermaine Jones

USMNT World Cup Roster Jermaine Jones
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Midfielder: Jermaine Jones

USMNT World Cup Roster Jermaine Jones
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Jermaine Jones is a veteran USMNT player. He may be known for his "Snow-Fro", but his talents are even more legendary. I think he's a key player on the squad.

Midfielder: Maurice Edu

USMNT World Cup Roster Maurice Edu
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Midfielder: Maurice Edu

USMNT World Cup Roster Maurice Edu
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Maurice Edu is another veteran player for the team. He's a top quality midfielder and just the kind of player that the USMNT needs for the World Cup.

Midfielder: Alejandro Bedoya

USMNT World Cup Roster Alejandro Bedoya
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Midfielder: Alejandro Bedoya

USMNT World Cup Roster Alejandro Bedoya
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Alejandro Bedoya may be a lesser-known player, because he plays in a different league, but he's still great. He's proven his worth many times with the USMNT, and he deserves a spot on the World Cup roster.

Midfielder: Brad Davis

USMNT World Cup Roster Brad Davis
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Midfielder: Brad Davis

USMNT World Cup Roster Brad Davis
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Brad Davis may not be the best midfielder the USMNT has, but he is still great. His time with Houston Dynamo has really given him moments to shine. Hopefully he'll showcase his talent with the USMNT too.

Midfielder: Graham Zusi

USMNT World Cup Roster Graham Zusi
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Midfielder: Graham Zusi

USMNT World Cup Roster Graham Zusi
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Graham Zusi is one of the best midfielders there is in the MLS. He definitely deserves a spot on the 23-man roster, because he has proven his worth in many matches with the USMNT.

Midfielder: Joe Corona

USMNT World Cup Roster Joe Corona
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Midfielder: Joe Corona

USMNT World Cup Roster Joe Corona
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Joe Corona is no stranger to the USMNT. He is definitely one of the younger players on the team, but he does not lack the talent or experience. He deserves a spot on the 23-man squad.

Midfielder: Kyle Beckerman

USMNT World Cup Roster Kyle Beckerman
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Midfielder: Kyle Beckerman

USMNT World Cup Roster Kyle Beckerman
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Kyle Beckerman is yet another amazing MLS player, and he will be key for the USMNT. He is a great midfielder who knows what to do and doesn't falter in high-pressure situations.

Midfielder: Michael Bradley

USMNT World Cup Roster Michael Bradley
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Midfielder: Michael Bradley

USMNT World Cup Roster Michael Bradley
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Michael Bradley is said to be the USMNT's best player, and I wholeheartedly agree. He is incredible on the pitch for Toronto FC, and he will be incredible on the pitch for USMNT in the World Cup.

Forward: Aron Johannsson

USMNT World Cup Roster Aron Johannsson
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Forward: Aron Johannsson

USMNT World Cup Roster Aron Johannsson
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Aron Johannsson is one of the USMNT's top exports. He is an incredible striker and will hopefully make some goals for the USMNT during the World Cup.

Forward: Chris Wondolowski

USMNT World Cup Roster Chris Wondolowski
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Forward: Chris Wondolowski

USMNT World Cup Roster Chris Wondolowski
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Chris Wondolowski is a newer USMNT addition, but he is incredible. His ability to score goals is amazing, and he has scored many for the USMNT already. Hopefully he will continue to do so during the World Cup.

Forward: Clint Dempsey

USMNT World Cup Roster Clint Dempsey
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Forward: Clint Dempsey

USMNT World Cup Roster Clint Dempsey
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Clint Dempsey is the best player in MLS right now, and he has always been a USMNT star. He's going to continue to thrive during the World Cup and is just another USMNT striker opponents need to be wary of.

Forward: Jozy Altidore

USMNT World Cup Roster Jozy Altidore
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Defender: Jozy Altidore

USMNT World Cup Roster Jozy Altidore
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Jozy Altidore is a USMNT veteran and another American export. He is a classy, talented player, which is something the USMNT need. If given the chance, he will be a great addition to the 23-man squad.

Forward: Landon Donovan

USMNT World Cup Roster Landon Donovan
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Forward: Landon Donovan

USMNT World Cup Roster Landon Donovan
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Landon Donovan is an incredible player with the most USMNT goals, and soon he will surpass Cobi Jones in caps. He is known as Captain America for a reason, and I think he will be the player to watch out for this summer.