The team will begin gathering Wednesday for three weeks of practice and two exhibition games before the June 2 deadline for paring the team to the World Cup limit of 23 players.
"The good thing about the next three weeks is that we can see them every day," Klinsmann said of the players. "We can see them compete with each other day in, day out. We get a feel for the chemistry, which is very important. That spirit of the team, the way they help each other and the way they kind of bond with each other.
"And it's a daily competition. It's an awesome competition to be in because it's about going to a World Cup."
But there would appear to be few spots left to be won in that competition. The three goalkeepers called in appear to be locks for Brazil as are at least seven of the 11 defenders. In the midfield, six of the 10 invitees look safe, and four of the six forwards also seem to have spots sewn up. That could leave 10 players fighting for as few as three spots on the final roster.
Perhaps the most glaring omission from the training camp roster is
One surprise among the invitees is Nuremberg defender Timothy Chandler, who has been sidelined because of a knee injury and has played only two games for the U.S. since 2011.
"He's fully fit again," Klinsmann said of Chandler. "I had him scouted many many times, also in training. And I think he's a player that makes a difference if he's on his highest level.
"He has the experience to play against very very good and strong players. That's why he earned his way back into the group."
Also coming back from a knee injury is Gonzalez, who sat out the Galaxy's tie in Portland on Sunday.
"We are not concerned at all about Omar's situation," Klinsmann said. "It's a very short period of time that he can't go. By the end of the week, he actually should be at 100%."
The roster released Monday also marks a big step forward for
U.S. provisional roster:
Defenders: DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Matt Besler (
Midfielders: Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes),