USA announces roster for Mexico friendly

Newcomer Julian Green is joined on the veteran roster by the likes of Clint Dempsey, Landon Donovan and Michael Bradley ahead of the April 2 match in Glendale, Ariz.
Julian Green is officially set for his U.S. national team debut.

The 18-year-old Bayern Munich prospect, who last week switched international allegiances from Germany to the USA, has been named to Jurgen Klinsmann's roster for the Americans' friendly April 2 against Mexico in Glendale, Ariz. The match will be the USA's final tune-up before convening in mid-May for the pre-World Cup camp.

The squad otherwise is a largely veteran roster, including probable World Cup starters Clint Dempsey, Landon Donovan, Michael Bradley, Omar Gonzalez, Matt Besler and DaMarcus Beasley, as well as national team regulars Clarence Goodson, Brad Evans, Graham Zusi, Kyle Beckerman and Eddie Johnson. The roster also features 20-year-olds DeAndre Yedlin and Luis Gil, who debuted for the national team in last month's friendly win over South Korea.

Aside from Green, the roster is comprised entirely of players from MLS and Liga MX, though players from Club Tijuana — including Joe Corona, Edgar Castillo and Herculez Gomez — were not available because of a CONCACAF Champions League match.

GOALKEEPERS: Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
DEFENDERS: DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Clarence Goodson (San Jose Earthquakes), Michael Orozco (Puebla), Michael Parkhurst (Columbus Crew), DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders)
MIDFIELDERS: Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Maurice Edu (Philadelphia Union), Luis Gil (Real Salt Lake), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
FORWARDS: Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders), Julian Green (Bayern Munich), Eddie Johnson (D.C. United), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)

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