Jurgen Klinsmann named the 22 man roster on Sunday for the US national team's friendly against Mexico on Wednesday, which includes D.C. United keeper Bill Hamid. Already with several strong performances to his name this season, Hamid was a likely candidate for this MLS heavy roster, as Klinsmann gears up for this summer's Gold Cup.
Hamid as earned two previous caps with the US side, both under Klinsmann. His first came all the way back in 2012, when he started and went 90 minutes to earn a shutout in a 1-0 victory over Venezuela. Hamid also went 90 minutes last November against Ireland in a 4-1 defeat in Dublin.
With this friendly falling outside of FIFA's international calendar, and clubs not obligated to release players, Klinsmann picked a group of 22 players that is reliant on MLS talent. And with Jozy Altidore suspended, and Clint Dempsey unavailable due to injury, Juan Agudelo earned a call up for the first time since 2014.
Hamid will be competing for time for Nick Rimando and William Yarbrough in goal. Rimando played all 90 minutes last month in a friendly against Denmark, and then the first 45 minutes days later against Switzerland. Yarbrough, from Leon in Mexico, played the second 45 minutes.
GOALKEEPERS (3): Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake), William Yarbrough (Club Leon)
DEFENDERS (8): Ventura Alvarado (Club America), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders FC), Greg Garza (Club Tijuana), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Michael Orozco (Puebla), Brek Shea (Orlando City SC), DeAndre Yedlin (Tottenham Hotspur)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana), Mix Diskerud (New York City FC), Miguel Ibarra (Minnesota United FC), Lee Nguyen (New England Revolution)
FORWARDS (5): Juan Agudelo (New England Revolution), Julian Green (Hamburg), Jordan Morris (Stanford University), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes), Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy)
What do you think of the roster? Anyone else you would have rather seen called in? Do you think Klinsmann will give Hamid a chance in goal against Mexico?