Even with the United States already qualified for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Jurgen Klinsmann has been adamant about bringing in his best team for the final two qualifying matches. So Graham Zusi and Matt Besler were called up to the national team and will likely miss Wednesday's Sporting KC match with Houston.
They'll be sure to get a loud ovation at Sporting Park during Friday's match against Jamaica before heading to Panama on Tuesday for the final qualifier. The U.S will be trying to finish first in the hexagonal group for the third straight time.
Here is the full roster, courtesy of USSoccer.com
GOALKEEPERS (3): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
DEFENDERS (6): DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City) Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Edgar Castillo (Club Tijuana), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders FC), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Jermaine Jones (Schalke), Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
FORWARDS (5): Jozy Altidore (Sunderland), Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Aron Johannsson (AZ Alkmaar), Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders FC)
A notable exemption is Seattle Sounders man Clint Dempsey, who is nursing a hamstring injury.
So far these are the only two players that are confirmed to miss Wednesday's match. Soony Saad has been called up by Lebanon but there has been no confirmation about whether his FIFA paperwork has gone through yet. If it does go through he will also miss Wednesday's match.