Jurgen Klinsmann always gets his man.
And why wouldn't he want this one?
Once again, New York City midfielder Mix Diskerud has been recalled for international service for the Stars'n'Stripes. This time, it's for the CONCACAF Gold Cup, in which the Americans will face off against the rest of North America and the Caribbean for a shot at an automatic bid to the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup.
If the Americans fall short this year, the Confederations Cup bid would come down to a playoff between the U.S. (Gold Cup champs in 2013) and this year's winner.
Over the course of his summer service, Diskerud stands to miss up to four MLS games:
- An away tilt against Vancouver (July 4th)
- A home date vs. Toronto (July 12th)
- The first away date at New England (July 18th)
- A long-awaited rematch vs. Orlando City at home (July 26th)
UNITED STATES GOLD CUP ROSTER
GOALKEEPERS: Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake), William Yarbrough (Club Leon)
DEFENDERS: Ventura Alvarado (Club America), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders), Omar Gonzalez (L.A. Galaxy), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Monchengladbach), Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers)
MIDFIELDERS: Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Mix Diskerud (New York City FC), Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt), DeAndre Yedlin (Tottenham Hotspur), Gyasi Zardes (L.A. Galaxy), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
FORWARDS: Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders), Aron Johannsson (AZ Alkmaar), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)