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Bill Hamid makes the 35-man preliminary roster for Confederations Cup Playoff

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He joins fellow goalkeepers Tim Howard, Brad Guzan, and Nick Rimando

Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

The 35-man preliminary roster for the CONCACAF Cup, the playoff to decide the CONCACAF representative at the 2017 Confederations Cup, has been released, and Bill Hamid is listed.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">USA&#39;s 35-man preliminary roster for the 10/10 Confederations Cup playoff v Mexico: <a href="http://t.co/A90mTTMIiS">pic.twitter.com/A90mTTMIiS</a></p>&mdash; Brian Straus (@BrianStraus) <a href="https://twitter.com/BrianStraus/status/643803327071977472">September 15, 2015</a></blockquote>
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Coach Jurgen Klinsmann must eventually trim the roster to 23 for the one-game playoff on Saturday, October 10th. I would consider it a surprise to see Hamid on the final 23-man roster, as it wouldn't make much sense for Klinsmann to include anything more than two or three goalkeepers on his final roster, and it's unlikely that he would pick Hamid over Nick Rimando. That said, this is likely a welcome change for Hamid, who was left off the roster for the recent friendlies against Peru and Brazil. It's encouraging to see him back in consideration for a very important match, and it's nice that his current form is being recognized.

The deadline for submission of the final roster is October 1st.