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  • June 2, 2013
  • • 2:30 PM
  • • Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia
  • Referee: P. Delgadillo
  • • Attendance: 47359

International Friendly Preview: USA - Germany

International Friendly Preview: USA - Germany

Matt Sullivan

The United States plays a second friendly in a week, this time against Klinsmann's home nation, as it gears up for World Cup qualifiers.

USA (4-2-3-1): Howard; Parkhurst, Gonzalez, Cameron, Beasley; Bradley, Jones; Zusi, Dempsey, F. Johnson; Altidore.


GOALKEEPERS (3): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Bill Hamid (D.C. United)

DEFENDERS (6): DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Matt Besler (Sporting KC), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Clarence Goodson (Brondby), Michael Parkhurst (Augsburg)

MIDFIELDERS (6): Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders), Stuart Holden (Bolton Wanderers), Jermaine Jones (Schalke 04), Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht), Graham Zusi (Sporting KC)

FORWARDS (5): Jozy Altidore (AZ), Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna), Clint Dempsey (Tottenham), Herculez Gomez (Santos), Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders)
Germany (4-2-3-1): Zieler; Höwedes, Mertesacker, Westermann, Jansen; Bender, Bender; Großkreutz, Draxler, Podolski; Klose.


GOALKEEPERS (3): Rene Adler (Hamburg), Ron-Robert Zieler (Hannover), Marc Andre ter-Stegen (Borussia Mönchengladbach)
Rene Adler (Hamburg), Ron-Robert Zieler (Hannover), Marc Andre ter-Stegen (Borussia Mönchengladbach) - See more at:
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DEFENDERS (7): Dennis Aogo (Hamburg), Marcell Jansen (Hamburg), Heiko Westermann (Hamburg), Andreas Beck (Hoffenheim), Benedikt Höwedes (Schalke 04), Per Mertesacker (Arsenal), Philipp Wollscheid (Bayer Leverkusen)

MIDFIELDERS (11): Sven Bender (Borussia Dortmund), Julian Draxler (Schalke 04), Roman Neustädter ( Schalke 04), Kevin Großkreutz (Borussia Dortmund), Aaron Hunt (Werder Bremen), Nicolai Müller (Mainz ), Lukas Podolski (Arsenal), Stefan Reinartz (Bayer Leverkusen), Sidney Sam (Bayer Leverkusen), Andre Schürrle (Bayer Leverkusen), Lars Bender (Bayer Leverkusen)

FORWARDS (2): Max Kruse (Freiburg), Miroslav Klose (Lazio)
  • Each of these teams is coming off a 4-2 result on Wednesday. Germany beat Ecuador by that score in Boca Raton, Fla. The United States lost to Belgium in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Following this match, the United States embarks on World Cup qualifiers against Jamaica, Panama and Honduras.
  • Germany coach Joachim Löw served as Jürgen Klinsmann's assistant when Germany placed third in the 2006 World Cup. Löw has since led Germany to semifinal finishes in World Cup 2010 and Euro 2012, plus second place in Euro 2008.
  • This match marks the 22nd time the U.S. national team has played at RFK Stadium, which will take sole lead as the stadium to host the USA the most. The LA Coliseum has hosted the Yanks 21 times.
  • Germany is first in UEFA's Group C for World Cup qualifying with a 5-0-1 record. However, Die Mannschaft comes into the match with a secondary lineup, with most of Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund's stars resting after the Champions League final.
  • Miroslav Klose is one goal behind Gerd Müller's record of 68 goals for Germany.
  • Lukas Podolski has scored 46 goals for Germany. With one more, he could tie U.S. coach Klinsmann (and Rudi Völler) for fourth in German national team history.

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