LA Galaxy’s Gonzalez on U.S. Roster for Honduras World Cup Qualifier Wednesday

Here’s the roster U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann has selected for Wednesday’s World Cup qualifier in Honduras (live at 1 p.m. on beIN Sport) listed by name, age, club affiliation and total U.S. caps and goals.


Brad Guzan 28 (Aston Villa, England) 20/0

Tim Howard 33 (Everton, England) 84/0

Sean Johnson 23 (Chicago Fire) 3/0


Matt Besler 25 (Sporting Kansas City) 1/0

Carlos Bocanegra 33 (Racing Santander, Spain) 110/14

Geoff Cameron 27 (Stoke City, England) 11/0

Edgar Castillo 26 (Club Tijuana, Mexico) 7/0

Timmy Chandler 22 (Nuremberg, Germany) 9/0

Brad Evans 27 (Seattle Sounders) 7/0

Omar Gonzalez 24 (Galaxy) 3/0

Fabian Johnson 25 (Hoffenheim, Germany) 10/0

Michael Parkhurst 29 (Augsburg, Germany) 15/0


Michael Bradley 25 (Roma, Italy) 72/11

Brad Davis 32 (Houston Dynamo) 6/0

Maurice Edu 26 (Bursaspor, Turkey) 42/1

Jermaine Jones 32 (Schalke 04, Germany) 26/2

Sacha Kljestan 27 (Anderlecht, Belgium), 38/4

Jose Torres 25 (Tigres, Mexico) 20/0

Danny Williams 23 (Hoffenheim, Germany) 11/0

Graham Zusi 26 (Sporting Kansas City) 7/1


Jozy Altidore 23 (AZ Alkmaar, Netherlands) 52/13

Clint Dempsey 29 (Tottenham Hotspur, England) 91/30

Herculez Gomez 30 (Santos, Mexico) 19/5

Eddie Johnson 28 (Seattle Sounders) 45/14

I’ll have more on the roster and the World Cup qualifier against in Tuesday’s column

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LA Galaxy’s Juninho Back Home in Southern California — for Good

There are three ways you can tell that Brazilian midfielder Juninho, who returned to the Galaxy Thursday on a two-year deal after the club bought him from Sao Paulo for a reported mid-six figure fee, regards Southern California as home after spending the last two years here on loan.

For one thing the club has begun the process of helping the midfielder acquire a green card. For another his wife brought her Yorkshire terrier, Jolie, along from Brazil this time. And third, after spending the last two months with his family in Brazil, Juninhio has returned with all his personal belongings.

“I’m so happy, I bring all of my family, all of my stuff,” he told reporters Monday in Carson. “My wife’s dog, everything.

“I love here and I play a lot of minutes.”

Juninho said he is about 70 percent fit and coach Bruce Arena jokingly said the club was “punishing” the player for arriving late in camp with demanding fitness work before he begins doing ball work with the rest of the team by this weekend.

Arena said re-signing Juninho was an offseason priortiy.

“It’s good to have Juni as a permanent part of the league,” he said. “We don’t have to worry every year whether he’s coming back or not.”

In other news, Arena said he intends to have a talk with Landon Donovan this week about the timing of his return to the club, hoped to have word on whether goalkeeper Will Hesmer will sign or not this week and confirmed Josh Saunders is “no longer with the Galaxy” and will “support a move for him anywhere we can” (Saunders is training with Real Salt Lake).

I’ll have more from Arena in Tuesday’s column including what he thinks of the chance Omar Gonzalez gets a start that evening in Honduras for the U.S.

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LA Galaxy Training Camp Update

  • Staff Writer Phil Collin has the latest from the Carson camp including the return of Robbie Keane. It seems likely, incidentally than central defender Omar Gonzalez is on the U.S. squad for the opening World Cup qualifier of the second stage; the roster will be announced at 9:30 a.m. Monday.
  • The LA Galaxy beat the U.S. Under-17 team today in a scrimmage. More here.
  • It will cost you at least $75 to meet the players as the Galaxy unveil their away strip Feb. 27 at LA Live. Details here.
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