U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann names 22-man roster for Mexico friendly

Timmy Chandler and Freddy Adu are among the 22 names representing the U.S. in its first game under new coach Jurgen Klinsmann.
UPDATED: Friday, 4:59 p.m. ET

Jurgen Klinsmann, who replaced Bob Bradley as the U.S. team's head coach last week, announced his 22-man roster for the friendly against rival Mexico on Aug. 10 in Philadelphia.

The team consists of eight players from Major League Soccer, five from Germany's top two leagues, and four from the Mexican top flight.

There is a combination of experienced and youth players at each position, including goalkeeper where veteran Tim Howard will be backed up by 20-year-old Bill Hamid of D.C. United.

“One of the goals of the roster for this game and moving forward is to create competition at each position,” said Klinsmann. “There are many players who are established as well as many players who will get opportunities, and we want there to be a healthy contest for spots on the roster."

Some surprising selections include Michael Orozco Fiscal, Edgar Castillo and Ricardo Clark, all of whom weren't a part of Bradley's Gold Cup roster in June.

Goal.com learned earlier this week that midfielder Clint Dempsey would not make the trip to Philadelphia due to his club obligations with Fulham.

GOALKEEPERS (2): Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Tim Howard (Everton)

DEFENDERS (8): Carlos Bocanegra (Saint-Etienne), Edgar Castillo (Club America), Zach Loyd (FC Dallas), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover 96), Clarence Goodson (Brondby), Michael Orozco Fiscal (San Luis), Heath Pearce (Chivas USA), Tim Ream (New York Red Bulls)

MIDFIELDERS (7): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Michael Bradley (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Ricardo Clark (Eintracht Frankfurt), Maurice Edu (Rangers), Jermaine Jones (Schalke 04), Brek Shea (FC Dallas), José Torres (Pachuca)

FORWARDS (5): Freddy Adu (Benfica), Juan Agudelo (New York Red Bulls), DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Edson Buddle (FC Ingolstadt), Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy)

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