TIJUANA - Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles midfielder Joe Corona has his World Cup still alive after being named by manager Jurgen Klinsmann to the United States Mens National Teams 30-man preliminary roster.
Corona and the other 29 players will report to training camp in Palo Alto, Calif starting on Wednesday May 14th. Klinsmann will have to make seven cuts to the squad before June 2nd and present the final 23-man World Cup roster to FIFA.
Tijuana Xolos left back Edgar Castillo just missed out on the squad. Klinsmann did mention in his teleconference that Castillo was one of the toughest cuts he had to make since the New Mexico native had been part of the team for a long time now.
Club Tijuana striker Herculez Gomez also missed out on the call-up since he hasnt been able to recuperate his form since the knee injury that he suffered during the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Preliminary 30-man roster:
Goalkeepers (3): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
Defenders (11): DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Timmy Chandler (Nürnberg), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders FC), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Clarence Goodson (San Jose Earthquakes), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim), Michael Parkhurst (Columbus Crew), DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders FC)
Midfielders (10): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Joe Corona (CLUB TIJUANA), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Maurice Edu (Philadelphia Union), Julian Green (Bayern Munich), Jermaine Jones (Besiktas), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
Forwards (6): Jozy Altidore (Sunderland), Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Aron Johannsson (AZ Alkmaar), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)