With so much at stake, Klinsmann was keen on building an experienced 23-man squad and didn’t need to look far beyond MLS to do so. DaMarcus Beasley, Michael Bradley, and Clint Dempsey join Tim Howard as the only active U.S. internationals with more than 100 caps. Jozy Altidore, Matt Besler, Graham Zusi, Kyle Beckerman, Jermaine Jones, and Chris Wondolowski were onboard for last summer’s World Cup. Even Gyasi Zardes—who earned his first international cap in January—has played in all but one of the USMNT’s 15 matches in 2015.
MLS players named to the 23-man roster: Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake), DaMarcus Beasley (Houston Dynamo), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders FC), Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Jermaine Jones (New England Revolution), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City) Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes), Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy).