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Joe Corona has attacking talent coming out of his ears, but has struggled to find playing time at club side Tijuana over the past year.
Will Packwood is back from a horrifying leg injury suffered last year and could be a dark-horse candidate as a backup at right-back.
Josh Gatt is just finishing his recovery from an ACL tear. A hot start at Molde this season could put him back in the mix.
20-year-old Luis Gil made the final roster for the U.S.’s January camp, but with so much depth and experience in the U.S. midfield, it’s a long shot.
A quick start at Eredivisie side Utrecht could possibly see Juan Agudelo get called in, but it would probably have to be paired with an injury to Jozy Altidore, Eddie Johnson or Aron Johannsson.
A lot of U.S. fans would assume that Terrence Boyd is a lock for a roster spot, but with Altidore, Johnson and Johannsson, it’s hard to believe Klinsmann wants four forwards for his single-striker formation. Boyd is no doubt a good player, but he’ll probably have to leapfrog another U.S. forward to get on the team.
Paul Arriola and Greg Garza are two American youngsters with Liga MX side Tijuana. They’re both talented, but both face a fight at Tijuana for playing time, let alone with the USMNT.
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