Pulisic included as USA unveils Copa America squad

The 17-year-old Borussia Dortmund midfielder has made Jurgen Klinsmann's final 23-man roster for the Copa America Centenario.

Christian Pulisic may only have one U.S. national team cap to his name, but he's done enough to represent his country at the Copa America Centenario.

The 17-year-old Borussia Dortmund midfielder has been named to Jurgen Klinsmann's 23-man roster for the Copa America, U.S. Soccer announced Saturday. Pulisic only made his international debut in March, coming on late in a 4-0 World Cup qualifying win over Guatemala.

The final roster was largely predictable, with Klinsmann choosing 15 players from his 2014 World Cup squad and 18 players who have taken part in qualifying for the 2018 tournament, including mainstays such as Geoff Cameron, Michael Bradley, Jermaine Jones and Clint Dempsey.

One World Cup veteran whose inclusion comes as a mild surprise is San Jose Earthquakes striker Chris Wondolowski, who has scored seven goals in 11 matches to kick off the MLS campaign. He gets the nod over Seattle Sounders rookie Jordan Morris, with Toronto FC's Jozy Altidore omitted as expected because of a hamstring injury.

Pachuca center back Omar Gonzalez is the biggest name to be overlooked, with D.C. United's Steve Birnbaum and Club Tijuana's Michael Orozco seemingly rounding out the depth chart in central defense.

Perry Kitchen of Scottish side Hearts also makes the cut as defensive midfield depth despite having just three caps under his belt, and uncapped 20-year-old Ethan Horvath will serve as the third-string goalkeeper behind Tim Howard and Brad Guzan.

Klinsmann's roster includes no natural left backs following the omission of Edgar Castillo, who started the two March qualifiers against Guatemala, though Fabian Johnson and Timmy Chandler have experience playing there for the national team.

The Americans open the Copa America against Colombia on June 3 in Santa Clara, California, before facing Costa Rica on June 7 in Chicago and wrapping the group stage versus Paraguay on June 11 in Philadelphia.

The U.S. roster in full:

Goalkeepers: 1-Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), 12-Tim Howard (Colorado Rapids, 22-Ethan Horvath (Molde IK)

Defenders: 5-Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), 3-Steve Birnbaum (D.C. United), 6-John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), 20-Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), 21-Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt), 23-Fabian Johnson (Borussia Moenchengladbach), 14-Michael Orozco (Club Tijuana), 2-DeAndre Yedlin (Tottenham)

Midfielders: 15-Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), 11-Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), 4-Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), 13-Jermaine Jones (Colorado Rapids), 16-Perry Kitchen (Heart of Midlothian), 10-Darlington Nagbe (Portland Timbers), 17-Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund), 19-Graham Zusi (Sporting KC)

Forwards: 8-Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders), 18-Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes), 7-Bobby Wood (Hamburg), 20-Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy)

Cut from provisional roster: GKs David Bingham, Nick Rimando; DFs Kellyn Acosta, Ventura Alvarado, Edgar Castillo, Brad Evans, Omar Gonzalez, Eric Lichaj, Matt Miazga, Tim Ream; MFs Mix Diskerud, Ethan Finlay, Alfredo Morales, Lee Nguyen, Danny Williams; FWs Jozy Altidore, Jordan Morris