This summer's stateside Copa America Centenario creeps ever closer and is now just a month and a few days away. On Friday, head coach Jurgen Klinsmann filed his 40-man preliminary United States men's national team roster, which he made public on Sunday afternoon.
It contained no significant omissions or surprises, but then again, you wouldn't expect any, since practically everybody in the national team picture at the moment can fit onto a 40-man squad, which won't be culled to the final 23 until May 20.
The most eye-catching inclusions were those of back Eric Lichaj, who hasn't represented the U.S. since 2013; fellow back Timmy Chandler, who left a very underwhelming impression when last seen in a USA jersey at the 2015 Gold Cup; and Perry Kitchen, a holding midfielder buried down the depth chart.
Left back Brek Shea did not make the preliminary roster, raising an eyebrow given that he has returned to full fitness with his club, Orlando City, and seemed to be one of the favorites in aRead More »from No surprises in U.S. 40-man preliminary roster for Copa America Centenario