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Jermaine Jones Called Up for United States-Mexico Playoff

The Revolution DP will be with the USMNT next week but his midfield partner Lee Nguyen will not.

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Jurgen Klinsmann has announced his 23-man roster for the United States' pivotal playoff against Mexico next week for a berth in the 2017 Confederation's Cup.

Jermaine Jones will feature with a group of familiar faces including a large contingent of MLS strikers as the USA and Mexico will play a single match to determine who will represent the region in Russia two summers from now.

The full roster is as follows:

Goalkeepers: Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)

Defenders: Ventura Alvarado (Club América), DaMarcus Beasley (Houston Dynamo), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Michael Orozco (Club Tijuana), Tim Ream (Fulham), Jonathan Spector (Birmingham City)

Midfielders: Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Jermaine Jones (New England Revolution), Danny Williams (Reading), DeAndre Yedlin (Sunderland), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)

Forwards: Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes), Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy)

Jurgen Klinsmann as already indicated that Brad Guzan will start in goal over Tim Howard. Regular fullbacks Beasley and Johnson are healthy and will look to lock down a defense that will be with out John Brooks and Omar Gonzalez among others. Besler and Cameron could be the mostly likely to feature in the middle for the US defense.

Both Jones and Lee Nguyen of the New England Revolution were named to the provisional roster last month.

Jones featured in friendlies last month for the USA while Nguyen was on the provisional Gold Cup roster this summer but failed to make the final roster. Nguyenhasn't featured for the USMNT since winter camp back in January and a substitute appearance vs. Panama on February 8th.

The CONCACAF Cup will take place on October 10th at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California with kickoff at 9PM EST.