Jurgen Klinsmann Releases 30-man Roster for World Cup; Edu On The List

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Almost like Christmas morning, we finally have been given the 30-man roster for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. And hey there's a Philadelphia Union player!

Just a day before the roster deadline, Jurgen Klinsmann released the 30 man provisional roster this afternoon leaving little to question. Outside of nit picking arguments of which player should and shouldn't be on the roster, Klinsmann left no surprises in his pre-World Cup camp. The biggest surprise, perhaps, is leaving out DC United forward Eddie Johnson. Johnson was a huge component in qualification in this cycle and to see him drop out of the 30 player roster is quite eye-opening.

Of note for Philadelphia Union fans, Maurice Edu has been named to the roster. While it is exciting that the Union will be sending their first player ever to the World Cup (and an American no less), this really is not the best time from a Union's fan perspective. Edu will be allowed to play Wednesday night at Sporting Kansas City against fellow USMNT members Matt Besler and Graham Zusi, but after that he will be whisked away to Palo Alto where he will train with the rest of the USMNT before reporting to Brazil should he make the final 23-man squad. But hey! Philadelphia Union player in the World Cup! Rejoice!

Here is the roster in full:

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)

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