There were few surprises among the 30 players Coach Juergen Klinsmann chose Monday to join the U.S. soccer team at Stanford on Wednesday for its final training camp before next month's
Among those invited were Galaxy forward
Also bidding for a fourth World Cup is defender DaMarcus Beasley of Mexico's Puebla. Midfielder
Perhaps the most glaring omission from the 30-man roster is
"There is competition in every position and these next couple of weeks will allow us to make the final determination on the best 23-man team to represent the United States," said Klinsmann, a former World Cup player and coach for Germany.
Nine leagues and 24 clubs are represented on the roster and 10 of the players named Monday were also on the premilinary roster for the last World Cup.
The two-week U.S. training camp will end May 27 with a friendly against Azerbaijan at
The U.S. opens World Cup play June 16 against Ghana in Natal.
Defenders: DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Matt Besler (
Midfielders: Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Michael Bradley (