Jozy Altidore embraces Michael Bradley

USMNT: Without Clint Dempsey, Jurgen Klinsmann adds Michael Bradley, Jordan Morris to roster

With a game against Peru in hand to add to his data bank, US national team coach and technical director Jurgen Klinsmann made a few adjustments to the roster, following through on an expected callup of Toronto FC midfielder Michael Bradley while also tabbing Chicago Fire goalkeeper Sean Johnson and college standout Jordan Morris of Stanford.

Defender Matt Besler (Sporting KC) and goalkeeper William Yarbrough (Léon) have rejoined their clubs, with Klinsmann notably praising Besler – "We were impressed ... We saw what we needed to see" – while explaining a decision reached in tandem with Sporting KC.

Klinsmann met with striker Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders) to discuss a possible return to national team duty, but even Saturday's brace couldn't mask the nearly three-month absence preceding that game, and Klinsmann's statement indicated the pair felt it best for Dempsey to regain form with the Sounders ahead of October's CONCACAF Cup match vs. Mexico.

Kickoff for Tuesday's friendly against Brazil is set for 8 p.m. ET and the match will be broadcast live on ESPN2, UniMas and Univision Deportes Network.
 
U.S. ROSTER BY POSITION
GOALKEEPERS (3): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire)
DEFENDERS (8): Ventura Alvarado (Club America), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Greg Garza (Atlas), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Michael Orozco (Club Tijuana), Tim Ream (Fulham), Jonathan Spector (Birmingham City)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Joe Corona (Veracruz), Mix Diskerud (New York City FC), Jermaine Jones (New England Revolution), Alfredo Morales (FC Ingolstadt), Danny Williams (Reading), DeAndre Yedlin (Tottenham Hotspur)
FORWARDS (6): Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), Aron Johannsson (Werder Bremen), Jordan Morris (Stanford), Bobby Wood (Union Berlin), Andrew Wooten (SV Sandhausen), Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy)