The RSL teammates made the final 23-man World Cup roster, as announced by head coach Jurgen Klinsmann. Despite multiple appearances with the U.S. Men's National Team, this will be the first time Beckerman and Rimando will play in the World Cup.
The list features 10 MLS players, including MLS Designated Players Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy) and Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes).
Michael Parkhurst (Columbus Crew), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders), Clarence Goodson (San Jose Earthquakes), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana - Mexico), Maurice Edu (Philadelphia Union), Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna - Austria) and Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), who was aiming for his fourth straight World Cup, did not make the cut.
2014 USA 23-MAN WORLD CUP ROSTER:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa/England), Tim Howard (Everton/England), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
DEFENDERS (8): DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla/Mexico), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin/Germany), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City/England), Timmy Chandler (Nürnberg/Germany), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim/Germany), DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes/France), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg/Norway), Julian Green (Bayern Munich/Germany), Jermaine Jones (Besiktas/Turkey), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
FORWARDS (4): Jozy Altidore (Sunderland/England), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders), Aron Johannsson (AZ Alkmaar/Netherlands), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)