Twelve MLS players, including Sounders forward Clint Dempsey and defender Brad Evans, were named Saturday to the 23-player U.S. Men’s National Team roster for CONCACAF Cup playoff with Mexico at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena Saturday.
The match, between 2013 Gold Cup champ USMNT against its 2015 champion rival, will determine the region’s berth in the 2017 Confederations Cup in Russia.
For a change, the international call-up comes when the Sounders are off, and should not keep Dempsey and Evans from an Oct. 18 match at Houston.
GOALKEEPERS (3): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
DEFENDERS (9): Ventura Alvarado (Club America), DaMarcus Beasley (Houston Dynamo), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders FC), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Michael Orozco (Club Tijuana), Tim Ream (Fulham), Jonathan Spector (Birmingham City)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Jermaine Jones (New England Revolution), Danny Williams (Reading), DeAndre Yedlin (Sunderland), Graham Zusi (Sporting KC)
FORWARDS (4):Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes), Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy)