MIAMI - United States head coach Jurgen
Klinsmann has called uncapped German-born Fabian Johnson into
his squad for a pair of September friendlies against Costa Rica
Johnson, a 23-year-old midfielder for Hoffenheim, has joint
German-U.S. citizenship and represented Germany at the youth
and Under-21 level.
Former Germany coach Klinsmann has also called in Frankfurt
born full-back Timothy Chandler, who made two appearances under
former U.S. coach Bob Bradley.
Chandler, who plays for Nuremberg, will compete with
Hannover 96's Steve Cherundolo for the right-back spot.
The U.S. will host Costa Rica in Carson, California on
September 2 and then face Belgium in Brussels four days later.
Klinsmann, who began his reign as U.S. coach earlier this
month with a 1-1 draw against Mexico, has also given a chance
to Colorado Rapids midfielder Jeff Larentowicz, who has just
one previous appearance for the Stars and Stripes.
Mexico-based trio Jose Torres, Michael Orozco Fiscal and
Edgar Castillo were also named to the squad that features
established starters Clint Dempsey and Landon Donovan.
Goalkeepers: Bill Hamid (D.C.United), Tim Howard (Everton)
Defenders: Carlos Bocanegra (Glasgow Rangers), Edgar
Castillo (Club America), Timmy Chandler (Nuremberg), Steve
Cherundolo (Hannover 96), Clarence Goodson (Brondby), Zach Loyd
(Dallas), Michael Orozco Fiscal (San Luis), Heath Pearce
(Chivas USA), Tim Ream (New York Red Bulls)
Midfielders: Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Clint Dempsey
(Fulham), Maurice Edu (Glasgow Rangers), Fabian Johnson
(Hoffenheim), Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht), Jeff Larentowicz
(Colorado Rapids), Robbie Rogers (Columbus Crew), Brek Shea
(Dallas), Jose Torres (Pachuca)
Forwards: Juan Agudelo (New York Red Bulls), Jozy Altidore
(AZ Alkmaar), Teal Bunbury (Sporting Kansas City), Landon
Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy).
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