SANDY Real Salt Lake has announced that Nick Rimando and Kyle Beckerman are among 13 Major League Soccer players that have been called up by Jurgen Klinsmann for the U.S. National Teams friendly at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday against Mexico at the Alamodome in San Antonio Texas.
They'll face former teammate Carlos Salcedo, who was named to the Mexican team on Wednesday. The central defender left RSL this winter after complaining about a lack of playing time.
This marks the first appearance of 2015 in a U.S. camp for Beckerman, who featured prominently for the U.S. in 2014 with nine appearances during the year, including three during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. He now has 42 caps for the U.S. National Team.
Rimando has started all four friendlies of 2015 for the U.S. National Team, giving him 20 career appearances. He has posted a record of 12-3-2 with four shutouts. The 35-year-old keeper had two appearances in 2015s January camp against Chile and Panama and then started both matches against Denmark and Switzerland last month.
The remainder of the U.S. roster is:
Goalkeepers: Bill Hamid (D.C.), Rimando (Salt Lake), William Yarbrough (Leon, Mexico)
Defenders: Ventura Alvarado (America, Mexico), Matt Besler (Kansas City), Brad Evans (Seattle), Greg Garza (Tijuana, Mexico), Omar Gonzalez (Los Angeles), Michael Orozco (Puebla, Mexico), Brek Shea (Orlando), DeAndre Yedlin (Tottenham)
Midfielders: Beckerman (Salt Lake), Michael Bradley (Toronto), Joe Corona (Tijuana, Mexico), Mix Diskerud (New York City), Miguel Ibarra (Minnesota), Lee Nguyen (New England)
Forwards: Juan Agudelo (New England), Julian Green (Hamburg, Germany), Jordan Morris (Stanford), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose), Gyasi Zardes (Los Angeles)