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RSL in the Gold Cup: Beckerman, Beltran, Rimando named to US squad, Saborio for Costa Rica


After being named to preliminary Gold Cup rosters last month, four Real Salt Lake players have made the final rosters for their nation, with three making Jurgen Klinsmann's U.S. squad and Alvaro Saborio being named to Costa Rica's squad, having already departed for international duty.

Nick Rimando, Kyle Beckerman, and Tony Beltran have all been named to Klinsmann's roster, with Rimando easily the most established goalkeeper on the roster. He's alongside Bill Hamid and Sean Johnson and would seem likely to lead the team through the tournament.

Beltran's call-up represents his first to an international tournament at the senior level, though he did make the U.S. squad in Colorado for the 2014 World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica. He only became involved with the national team at the start of the year.

Beckerman will have a chance to up his international goal tally, with his single striker coming against Panama in the Gold Cup. He played in every match during the 2009 cup campaign, but didn't feature in the 2011 squad.

Rimando made the Gold Cup roster in 2011 but didn't play in the tournament, as he was stuck behind goalkeeping stalwart Tim Howard.

Notably, Real Salt Lake is one of only two clubs to contribute three players to the squad, with Club Tijuana with three (Edgar Castillo, Joe Corona, Herculez Gomez) on the roster as well.

While Saborio has already departed for Costa Rica, the remaining trio will join up with the U.S. after Saturday's match against Toronto FC.