First announced players for USMNT include no Rapids

CARSON CA - JANUARY 22: Jeff Larentowicz #8 of the United States controls the ball against Daud Gazale #10 of Chile during the friendly soccer match at The Home Depot Center on January 22 2011 in Carson California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Jurgen Klinnsman has announced the first gang of 16 players to be included on his Summer roster for the US Men's National Team ahead of World Cup qualifiers and other games. In a move that has surprised exactly nobody, no Colorado Rapids players were included on the roster though two Real Salt Lake players made it onto the team. (Nick Rimando and Kyle Beckerman)

Here's the announced first group:

GOALKEEPERS (3): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
DEFENDERS (4): Carlos Bocanegra (Rangers), Edgar Castillo (Club Tijuana), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover), Alfredo Morales (Hertha Berlin)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Michael Bradley (Chievo Verona), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana), Maurice Edu (Rangers), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim), Jermaine Jones (Schalke 04), Jose Torres (Pachuca), Danny Williams (Hoffenheim)
FORWARDS (1): Clint Dempsey (Fulham)

There's going to be a bunch more players announced later on and Klinnsman has already said the second group would have a lot more MLS flair, so that's the time we'll be likely to see guys like Jeff Larentowicz, Drew Moor or others get the looks from the team. In fact, Rimando and Beckerman were the only two MLS players called up in the first batch, you'll notice.

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