Nick Rimando and Kyle Beckerman have both unsurprisingly been called up for the United States Men's National Team to play against Colombia and Republic of Ireland.
Rimando and Beckerman join a group with a smattering of MLS players (and one NASL player and one American college player). Rimando is one of four goalkeepers on the roster, with both Bill Hamid and Sean Johnson getting the call. Lee Nguyen made the team after nearly everyone in the universe called for his arrival.
Kyle Beckerman is one of only six midfielders on the team, which doesn't seem enough if Klinsmann is planning to play a four-man midfield over the two games. Still, to be fair, plenty of players who might actually play in the midfield are listed as defenders — Fabian Johnson, Jermaine Jones, Geoff Cameron, and DeAndre Yedlin.
It's not anticipated that Rimando and Beckerman will miss and playoff time as a result of the call-up. (Sigh.)
Goalkeepers: Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
Defenders: DaMarcus Beasley (Houston Dynamo), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt), Greg Garza (Club Tijuana), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Jermaine Jones (New England Revolution), DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders)
Midfielders: Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Julian Green (Hamburg), Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt), Lee Nguyen (New England Revolution)
Forwards: Jozy Altidore (Sunderland), Miguel Ibarra (Minnesota United), Jordan Morris (Stanford), Rubio Rubin (Utrecht), Bobby Wood (1860 Munich), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)