John Brooks, Timmy Chandler, DeAndre Yedlin in Preliminary United States Squad for FIFA World Cup

Jurgen Klinsmann said he viewed Landon Donovan, a veteran of three World Cups, as a pure forward in this squad. Johnson, a member of the 2006 World Cup team, was a victim of numbers as Klinsmann took only six forwards.

updated: May 13, 2014 08:29 IST
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New York: Defenders John Brooks, Timmy Chandler and DeAndre Yedlin were among the players selected Monday by U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann on his 30-man preliminary World Cup squad.

Midfielder Julian Green, who made his national team debut last month, and forwards Terrence Boyd and Chris Wondolowski also are among the players who will try to earn spots during the Americans' pre-World Cup training camp, which opens Wednesday at Stanford, California.

Klinsmann must submit a 23-man roster to FIFA by June 2.

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