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Real Salt Lake: U.S. team calls up Rimando, Beckerman, Beltran

Published March 19, 2013 10:56 am

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Real Salt Lake goalie Nick Rimando, midfielder Kyle Beckerman and defender Tony Beltran have been called up to the U.S. national team.

The call-ups were announced Monday, less than a week before the U.S. will take on Costa Rica — and RSL forward Alvaro Saborio — in a World Cup qualifying match in Denver, Colo.

The U.S. squad plays Mexico four days later.

Salt Lake defender Abdoulie Mansally will also be with his national team next week. Mansally and the Gambian national team take on the Ivory Coast on Friday.

All five RSL players will miss Saturday's match against FC Dallas.

— Aaron Falk —

U.S. roster by position

GOALKEEPERS (3): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)

DEFENDERS (6): Tony Beltran (Real Salt Lake), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Clarence Goodson (Brondby), Justin Morrow (San Jose Earthquakes)

MIDFIELDERS (9): DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Michael Bradley (Roma), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana), Maurice Edu (Bursaspor), Jermaine Jones (Schalke), Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht), Brek Shea (Stoke City), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)

FORWARDS (5): Jozy Altidore (AZ Alkmaar), Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna), Clint Dempsey (Tottenham Hotspur), Herculez Gomez (Santos), Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders)