Jurgen Klinsmann adds Kyle Beckerman to USMNT roster ahead of Honduras match
A face familiar to the Rio Tinto Stadium crowd will be part of the US national team Tuesday against Honduras.
U.S. Soccer announced on Friday that national team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has added Real Salt Lake midfielder Kyle Beckerman to the roster ahead of the latest World Cup qualifier.
Beckerman has 25 caps with the USMNT, and although he wasn't previously part of the latest round of friendlies and qualifiers, he has been a regular member of Klinsmann's squads. He served as captain in January in a friendly against Canada, and started the team's historic 1-0 win over Mexico at the Estadio Azteca last August.
With the team already in Salt Lake City ahead of the match, Beckerman won't have to travel to join his national teammates. He will also join another Real Salt Lake teammate on the squad, goalkeeper Nick Rimando.
Beckerman's addition comes on the heels of injuries to central midfielders Jermaine Jones and Danny Williams. Jones, who is a regular starter, suffered a concussion in the US' 2-1 win over Jamaica last week and is questionable for the Honduras game. Williams is still struggling to fully recover from an injury suffered with club team Hoffenheim back in March, and was released from US camp earlier this week.