Palo Alto, Calif.- U.S. Men's National Team head coach, Jurgen Klinsmann, has announced that he will be inviting 30 players to participate in World Cup training exercises at Stanford University, beginning May 14. Players will be notified ahead of time, and the roster will be released to the media no later than May 12.
All 30 players will be vying for one of 23 spots on the final World Cup roster, and Klinsmann has stated that no player's spot is secure.
Klinsmann said, "It’s really, really important to see every one of them in every training session, in scrimmages and over the stretch of 2 1/2 weeks to be sure we really have the right 23 going into Brazil."
The squad will have two friendly matches (May 27 vs. Azerbaijan and June 1 vs. Turkey) to prove themselves to Klinsmann before the final roster is due to FIFA on June 2. A third friendly match on June 7 against Nigeria will be the first time we see the U.S. World Cup team in action.
The U.S. will open play in the World Cup on June 16 against Ghana.