Jurgen Kilinsmann's red-white-and-blues will have their work cut out for them tonight in the nation's capital: Clint Dempsey and Michael Bradley are staying behind this time.
And Jozy Altidore is back.
Oh, the humanity!
New York City's Mix Diskerud will don the U.S. shirt once again alongside a group that includes a few faces we haven't seen in some time:
- Birmingham City defender Jonathan Spector, who has been outside the national team fold for more than a year.
- New England Revolution marauder Jermaine Jones, who's dealt with fitness issues dating back to the beginning of the calendar year.
- Stoke City defender Geoff Cameron, who could have helped a floundering back four during this summer's embarrassing Gold Cup crash-out.
- Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard, the Americans' number-one goalkeeper at the last two World Cups.
- Striker Andrew Wooten of Germany's SV Sandhausen, who will hope to make his national team debut.
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- Washington's RFK Stadium has hosted 22 USMNT matches, the most of any venue.
- America's biggest win at RFK? A 4-0 drubbing of Mexico in which New York City sporting director Claudio Reyna was the breakout star.
- The U.S. Men are 2-2-1 all-time against Peru. Tonight is their first meeting since Cobi Jones headed the Americans to a 1-0 victory in the group stage of the 2000 Gold Cup.
- U.S. midfielder Alfredo Morales's father, Galo, was born in Peru but gained American citizenship by serving in the Army.
- Four players on tonight's roster switched clubs during the recently-concluded summer transfer window: Aron Johannson (AZ Alkmaar to Werder Bremen), Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers to Fulham), Bobby Wood (1860 Munich to Union Berlin), and DeAndre Yedlin (loaned from Tottenham Hotspur to Sunderland).
FULL UNITED STATES ROSTER
GOALKEEPERS: Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), William Yarbrough (Club Leon)
DEFENDERS: Ventura Alvarado (Club America), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Greg Garza (Atlas), Omar Gonzalez (L.A. Galaxy), Michael Orozco (Club Tijuana), Tim Ream (Fulham), Jonathan Spector (Birmingham City)
MIDFIELDERS: Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Joe Corona (Veracruz), Mix Diskerud (New York City), Jermaine Jones (New England Revolution), Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt), Danny Williams (Reading), DeAndre Yedlin (Tottenham Hotspur)
FORWARDS: Jozy Altidore (Toronto), Aron Johannsson (Werder Bremen), Bobby Wood (Union Berlin), Andrew Wooten (SV Sandhausen), Gyasi Zardes (L.A. Galaxy)