Shane O’Neill & 25 Others Called Into Camp Klinsmann

Come on down the Rapids. Well deserved for outlaw Shane.

Come on down the Rapids. Well deserved for outlaw Shane.

Shane O’Neill, Eric Alexander, Luis Gil… Yedlin. Nice work Herr Klinsinator.

US camp opens January 6th in California and jumps midstream to Sao Paulo through the 25th and then finishes up back at the Artist Formerly Known as HDC in early February.

The roster:

GOALKEEPERS (4): Tally Hall (Houston Dynamo), Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)

DEFENDERS (10): Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders FC), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Clarence Goodson (San Jose Earthquakes), Michael Harrington (Portland Timbers), Chris Klute (Colorado Rapids), Chance Myers (Sporting Kansas City), Shane O’Neill (Colorado Rapids), Seth Sinovic (Sporting Kansas City), DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders FC)

MIDFIELDERS (8): Eric Alexander (New York Red Bulls), Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Benny Feilhaber (Sporting Kansas City), Luis Gil (Real Salt Lake), Dax McCarty (New York Red Bulls), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)

FORWARDS (4): Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Eddie Johnson (D.C. United), Mike Magee (Chicago Fire), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes) –

8 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Crow on 2014/01/03 at 11:28 AM

    Excited about O’Neill, Yedlin, Gil, and Klute being called in. I hope Agudelo is getting a transfer and that is why he is not present?

    I can understand S. Williams not getting a call in maybe but how does Amobi Okugo not get one?


    • Posted by AdamFromMich on 2014/01/03 at 12:17 PM

      The way I see it Okugo didn’t get a call because Klinsmann isn’t looking for new blood at CB (or CM). Essentially Klinsmann called in Besler, Gonzalez, Goodson, and +1 at CB (where the +1 is O’Neill). I’m not sure if Klinsmann rates O’Neill over Okugo or if he just wants a closer look. If Okugo continues to play CB he should get his chance in the next cycle.

      I find the call-ups at outside back interesting — there may be an opportunity for someone to break into the WC roster in one of those positions. LB in particular looks like a position where someone like Klute could see a lot of time during the camp. I don’t think that will translate beyond this camp, but it’s still an opportunity to catch Klinsmann’s eye.


      • I agree Adam. Lets be honest, there are the core that are expected to make WC team in Rimando, Besler, Gonzalez, Goodson, Donovan, Zusi, and most likely E. Johnson. Then there are the players with most likely their last chance to make a WC team in Beckerman, Evans (maybe), B. Davis, McCarty (maybe), Magee, Feilhaber, Wondo, and Rimando. Next are the potential players for WC2018 and beyond in Yedlin, Gil, O’Neil, S. Johnson, Hamid, Alexander, Klute, Harrington, Myers, and Sinovic. Finally, there are the ones that have an outside chance to make the team be it Evans or Sinovic, Magee or B. Davis, Klute or Myers, or even S. Johnson.

        Jurgen mentioned in his video about adding 3-4 newcomers to the core or something like that so it would seem he has a good idea on who or what he’s looking for and may feel he’s found those options even if those players are the 3rd and 4th options if say a Brek Shea doesn’t make team (Davis or Magee) or Dolo doesn’t get back in time (Evans or Sinovic) or we need another defensive LB and are not sure on Castillo (Klute or Myers). Those are some of my assumptions on who he might be considering.


      • Posted by AdamFromMich on 2014/01/27 at 11:57 AM

        Well, my thought that Klute would have an extended chance to impress Klinsmann turned out to be wrong. So I guess Klinsmann is happy with his current choices at LB: Beasley, Castillo, and F. Johnson.


  2. No Juan Aguadelo?


  3. Posted by Nate on 2014/01/03 at 9:17 PM

    Magee 🙂


  4. Posted by evan on 2014/01/05 at 7:47 PM

    i wonder why bubble battlers like Maurice Edu or Michael Parkhurst who aren’t getting any time with their clubs couldn’t get a call???


    • evan,

      My guess is JK has told those two something like, “ If you want to go to Brazil, spend this window getting yourself a new club situation and then get there and get yourself as acclimated as possible so you can get as much PT as possible.”.

      JK knows what those guys, at their best, can do. They mostly need to find themselves regular playing time to get in good enough shape to be considered.


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