Beckerman, Rimando named to preliminary World Cup squad for USMNT

Christian Petersen

No surprises in the United States national team roster for Real Salt Lake: Kyle Beckerman and Nick Rimando have both been named to Jurgen Klinsmann's 30-man preliminary roster for the 2014 World Cup.

The inclusion of the two means they'll be gone until at least June, at which point the finalized 23-man roster will be submitted. Both are very likely to go to Brazil, but there will be some competition in the midfield for Beckerman to contend with. Nick Rimando is basically locked in place already.

Roster, via US Soccer

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

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

Midfielders: Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Maurice Edu (Philadelphia Union), Julian Green (Bayern Munich), Jermaine Jones (Besiktas), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)

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

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