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U.S. MEN'S NATIONAL TEAM

June 9, 2014
MLS STARS READY FOR WORLD CUP
10 Americans, 22 total players on rosters


Twenty-two of Major League Soccerís top players will travel to Brazil this week to represent their countries in the World Cup. The United States has 10 current MLS players on its roster,and seven other countries will have MLS representation: Honduras (4), Costa Rica (3), Australia, Brazil, Ecuador, Iran and Spain (1 each). :

NAME POS MLS CLUB

Brad Davis M Houston Dynamo
Set-piece specialist and six-time MLS All-Star

Matt Besler D Sporting Kansas City
Central defender & 2012 MLS Defender of the Year

Graham Zusi


M


Sporting Kansas City


2013 MLS All-Star and Best XI selection

Omar Gonzalez D LA Galaxy
Central defender & 2011 MLS Defender of the Year

Kyle Beckerman M Real Salt Lake
One of the best defensive midfielders in MLS, captain of RSL

Nick Rimando GK Real Salt Lake
More than 100 shutouts in MLS, second all-time in MLS history

Clint Dempsey F Seattle Sounders FC
U.S. World Cup team Captain, has scored 8 goals in MLS in 2014

DeAndre Yedlin D Seattle Sounders FC
First MLS Homegrown player to make a World Cup team

Michael Bradley M Toronto FC
Returned to MLS this year after time in the Germany, Italy

Chris Wondolowski F San Jose Earthquakes
Tied for MLS single-season goal scoring record with 27

Twelve international MLS players, led by newly acquired Spanish forward David Villa who has signed with expansion team New York City FC, will represent their countries:

NAME POS MLS CLUB COUNTRY

Tim Cahill M New York Red Bulls Australia
Australiaís all-time leading scorer

Julio Cesar GK Toronto FC Brazil
2013 Confederations Cup champion

Waylon Francis D Columbus Crew Costa Rica
Rising star, has started all 10 games for Crew

Giancarlo Gonzalez D Columbus Crew Costa Rica
Debuted in MLS this season

Roy Miller D New York Red Bulls Costa Rica
Regular starter for NY, 1st World Cup

Oswaldo Minda M Chivas USA Ecuador
Three-year MLS veteran

Marvin Chavez M Chivas USA Honduras
Playmaking midfielder & 2012 MLS All-Star

Oscar Boniek Garcia M Houston Dynamo Honduras
Two-way player, 13 assists in 3 MLS Seasons

Jerry Bengtson F New England Revolution Honduras
High-scoring striker, scored in MLS debut

Victor Bernardez D San Jose Earthquakes Honduras
2012 MLS Best XI selection

Steven Beitashour D Vancouver Whitecaps FC Iran
Attack-minded right-back; 2012 All-Star

David Villa F New York City FC Spain
Spainís all-time leading scorer

   
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