2014 FIFA World Cup Preliminary Roster Released

Both of the Sporting Kansas City veterans will join the United States men’s national team for its 30-player pre-World Cup camp in California, coach Jurgen Klinsmann announced Monday. The roster will be trimmed to 23 players prior to the World Cup, which begins June 12 in Brazil. Before joining the men’s national team camp at Stanford University in California, Zusi and Besler will play in Sporting KC’s home match Wednesday against Philadelphia.Trying to earn a chance to represent their home country in the World Cup in Brazil, Zusi and Besler will take part in what most believe will be a grueling final camp with Klinsmann. The team is scheduled to endure two-a-day training sessions over the next three weeks.

Goalkeepers: Brad Guzan (Aston Villa/ENG), Tim Howard (Everton/ENG), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)

Defenders: DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla/MEX), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin/GER), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City/ENG), Timmy Chandler (Nurnberg/GER), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders FC), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Clarence Goodson (San Jose Earthquakes), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim/GER), Michael Parkhurst (Columbus Crew), DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders FC)

Midfielders: Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes/FRA), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana/MEX), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg/NOR), Maurice Edu (Philadelphia Union), Julian Green (Bayern Munich/GER), Jermaine Jones (Besiktas/TUR), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)

Forwards: Jozy Altidore (Sunderland/ENG), Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna/AUT), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Aron Johannsson (AZ Alkmaar/NED), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)