Today, Jurgen Klinsmann released his roster for the United States' first qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup. Next Friday, the USMNT will take on St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and then a week from Tuesday they will play Trinidad and Tobago. One member of D.C. United rightly made the national team for these key qualifiers: goalkeeper Bill Hamid.
I am under no illusions that Hamid has a chance to start ahead of either Tim Howard or Brad Guzan, but he shouldn't come into the camp as the de jure number three keeper. I think that Jurgen should allow Bill the opportunity to attempt the win in open competition; he is much closer to those two goalkeepers than many people think. Alas, that won't happen.
Surprises on this roster include Darlington Nagbe, who just received his clearance to play of the US, Matt Miazga, and Dane Brekken Shea.
The full roster for the team is below. What do you think?
Your #USAvVIN World Cup Qualifier Roster- #GK: Guzan, Hamid, Howard. DF: Alvarado, Besler, Cameron, Johnson, Miazga, Orozco, Ream, Shea— U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer) November 6, 2015
#USAvVIN Roster cont... MF: Beckerman, Bradley, Diskerud, Jones, Nagbe, Yedlin. FW: Altidore, Gordon, Morris, Wood, Zardes— U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer) November 6, 2015
Miguel Ibarra is also on the roster, but US Soccer forgot to put him in the tweets.