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Gyasi Zardes, Omar Gonzalez named to Gold Cup roster

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US Soccer finally announced the 23-player roster for the 2015 Gold Cup this summer.

With six starts for the USA this year including a goal vs. the Netherlands, Zardes is expected to play a major role for the USA as they look to defend their title and secure passage to the 2017 Confederations Cup in Russia, a highly coveted prize for manager Jurgen Klinsmann.

Omar Gonzalez, a veteran of the 2014 World Cup squad, was also named to the team. (Also, Alan Gordon is on the provisional roster)

Full roster:

GOALKEEPERS (3)
: Brad Guzan (Aston Villa/2007), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake/2011, 2013), William Yarbrough (Club Leon)
DEFENDERS (7): Ventura Alvarado (Club America), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders FC/2009), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy/2013), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers/2011)
MIDFIELDERS (9): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake/2009, 2013), Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes/2011, 2013), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC/2007, 2011), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo/2005), Mix Diskerud (New York City FC/2013), Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt), DeAndre Yedlin (Tottenham Hotspur), Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
FORWARDS (4): Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC/2011), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC/2005, 2007, 2011), Aron Johannsson (AZ Alkmaar), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes/2011, 2013)

Thoughts Galaxy fans? No Brek Shea is a bit of a surprise don't you think?