31 days to go...30 players named to US provisional roster...23 will go to Brazil....
Among the players selected by US coach Jurgen Klinsmann was midfielder Alejandro Bedoya of Weston, who raised his stock with his play for Nantes in the French league. Bedoya made it to the pre-World Cup camp four years ago, but was one of the final players cut. Seems he has a good chance to make it to Brazil.
"The fact that Alejandro went to France in the first place was big,'' Klinsmann said. "He stepped it up, raised his maturity, his drive, his resistance in the game. He confirmed his learning curve. That's big. To play games against teams like Paris St. Germain and Monaco and scoring goals, creating chances, it's something that makes us very proud. He made a big step forward in the last 12-18 months.''
GOALKEEPERS (3) : Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
DEFENDERS (11) : DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Timmy Chandler (Nürnberg), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders FC), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Clarence Goodson (San Jose Earthquakes), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim), Michael Parkhurst (Columbus Crew), DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders FC)
MIDFIELDERS (10) : Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Maurice Edu (Philadelphia Union), Julian Green (Bayern Munich), Jermaine Jones (Besiktas), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
FORWARDS (6) : Jozy Altidore (Sunderland), Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Aron Johannsson (AZ Alkmaar), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)