Geoff Cameron: The first of many players who should have been called up already, Geoff Cameron was a 2011 MLS All-Star and a member of the 2009 MLS Best XI who can be a steady defender, and can certainly play better than the hated Michael Orozco-Fiscal.
A.J. DeLaGarza: My fellow Maryland native and Los Angeles Galaxy right back is rightfully getting a call up after winning the MLS Cup with the Galaxy. He has never appeared for the USMNT and could win a cap in these two friendlies.
Omar Gonzalez:It's about time. Omar Gonzalez is the best defender in MLS and has been snubbed by Klinsmann for past friendlies. Gonzalez should be starting beside Carlos Bocanegra routinely for the first team, but at least he's getting a chance with this squad.
George John: Another case of a player who should have been called up months ago, especially with the struggles of the back line in recent matches. George John has luckily not defected to the Greece National team, which he is eligible to play for. And although he may not be quality enough to play for Greece, he is breath of fresh air for the United States.
Zach Loyd: A teammate of George John at FC Dallas, Loyd is a versatile fullback who can play on both the left and right sides. He has already made an appearance for the USMNT when he started against Chile in a friendly in January, and was named man of the match.
Michael Parkhurst: The final member of the "Should Have Been Called Up Earlier" group is Michael Parkhurst. The former MLS Defender of the Year is currently playing in Denmark and has appeared just nine times for the USMNT.
Heath Pearce: Another fullback, Heath Pearce seems to be the default backup left back for the USMNT, no matter who is coaching.