SI Staff
Tuesday May 10th, 2016

Copa America Centenario kicks off June 3 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, with the host United States taking on Colombia to kick off the 100th anniversary of the Copa America tournament. 

Final rosters were due by May 20, with preliminary, 40-man squads already submitted by each of the 16 teams. From those rosters, managers have cut down to the 23 players they will take to the competition.

Despite Neymar's absence, the tournament will include the likes of Lionel Messi, Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez, Alexis Sanchez, James Rodriguez and other international superstars for this one-of-a-kind summer spectacle. 

Scroll below for each team's final roster for the competition.

SI Staff
Friday May 20th, 2016

As expected, Argentina is bringing a loaded roster to Copa America, and it's headlined by Lionel Messi. 

Messi will come to the United States this summer, joined by the prolific likes of Sergio Aguero, Angel Di Maria, Gonzalo Higuain and Ezequiel Lavezzi, with all of them part of Argentina's 23-man roster that was revealed by manager Gerardo Martino on Friday. Carlos Tevez and Paulo Dybala are high-profile omissions who will not make the trip this summer.

Messi, who is six goals shy of Gabriel Batistuta's national record of 56, captains Argentina, which begins its tournament at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California on June 6 against Chile in a rematch of the 2015 Copa America final. Argentina is aiming to end a 23-year major trophy drought, with Messi looking to lift a trophy on the international senior level for the first time. 

Panama and Bolivia are Argentina's other opponents in the group stage.

Here is Argentina's roster in full:

GOALKEEPERS: Sergio Romero (Manchester United), Mariano Andujar (Estudiantes), Nahuel Guzman (Tigres UANL)

DEFENDERS: Marcos Rojo (Manchester United), Nicolas Otamendi (Manchester City), Ramiro Funes Mori (Everton), Facundo Rocaglia (Fiorentina), Gabriel Mercado (River Plate), Jonathan Maidana (River Plate), Victor Cuesta (Independiente)

MIDFIELDERS: Angel Di Maria (PSG), Javier Mascherano (Barcleona), Ever Banega (Sevilla), Guido Pizarro (Tigres UANL), Javier Pastore (PSG), Augusto Fernandez (Atletico Madrid), Erik Lamela (Tottenham), Matias Kranevitter (Atletico Madrid)

FORWARDS: Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Gonzalo Higuain (Napoli), Sergio Aguero (Manchester City), Ezequiel Lavezzi (Hebei Fortune), Nicolas Gaitan (Benfica)

SI Staff
Saturday May 21st, 2016

Copa America Centenario longshot Bolivia released its roster for friday, with manager Julio Cesar Baldivieso turning to a 23-man squad of which the majority is based in Bolivia's domestic league. 

Just five of the 23 play club soccer outside of Bolivia, including forward Yasmani Duk of the New York Cosmos. 

Bolivia, which is 1-5-0 in 2018 CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying, is in one of the toughest groups in the competition, going up against Argentina, Chile and Panama. It opens its tournament against Panama on June 6 in Orlando. As part of tuning up for the competition, Bolivia will play the USA in a friendly at Sporting KC's Children's Mercy Park on May 28.

Here is Bolivia's roster in full:

GOALKEEPERS: Carlos Lampe (Sport Boys), Romel Quiñónez (Bolívar), Guillermo Viscarra (Oriente Petrolero) 

DEFENDERS: Ronald Eguino (Bolívar), Nelson Cabrera (Bolívar), Erwin Saavedra (Bolívar), Diego Bejarano (The Strongest), Edward Zenteno (Wilstermann), Marvin Bejarano (Oriente Petrolero), Luis Gutiérrez (Hapoel Ironi Kiryat Shmona)

MIDFIELDERS: Walter Veizaga (The Strongest), Raúl Castro (The Strongest), Fernando Saucedo (Wilstermann) Cristhian Machado (Wilstermann), Pedro Azogue (Oriente Petrolero), Alejandro Meleán (Oriente Petrolero), Jhasmani Campos (Kazma), Martin Smedberg-Dalence (IFK Goteborg) 

FORWARDS: Carmelo Algarañaz (Petrolero), Rodrigo Ramallo (The Strongest), Juan Carlos Arce (Bolívar), Bruno Miranda (Universidad de Chile), Yasmani Duk (New York Cosmos)

SI Staff
Thursday May 5th, 2016

After leaving some big names off his 40-man preliminary Copa America Centenario roster, Brazil manager Dunga has made a couple of more high-profile cuts for the final squad he'll be bringing to the United States this summer.

Chelsea midfielder Oscar and Liverpool's Roberto Firmino are among the 17 players who did not make the final cut for Brazil, which will play Ecuador, Haiti and Peru in group play in next month's competition. With Neymar already ruled out of the competition and committing to playing only in the Olympics, Dunga had omitted the likes of David Luiz, Thiago Silva and Marcelo from his preliminary squad.

As for those who will be playing for the Seleção, the roster is headlined by Chelsea's Willian, Zenit's Hulk, Barcelona's Dani Alves and Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho. 

Orlando City captain Kaká was initially left off as well, but with Douglas Costa ruled out with a thigh injury, Dunga turned to the former FIFA World Player of the Year as his replacement. Then Kaká needed an injury replacement of his own. A muscle knock force Dunga into another change, with Paulo Ganso getting the call to fill the void. That will be unwelcome news to fans in the Orlando area, with Brazil playing Haiti at the Citrus Bowl on June 8.

Here is Brazil's roster in full:

GOALKEEPERS: Alisson (Internacional), Diego Alves (Valencia), Marcelo Grohe (Gremio)

DEFENDERS: Dani Alves (Barcelona), Rodrigo Caio (São Paulo), Fabinho (Monaco), Filipe Luis (Atletico Madrid), Gil (Shandong Luneng), Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain), Miranda (Inter Milan), Douglas Santos (Atletico Mineiro)

MIDFIELDERS: Renato Augusto (Beijing Guoan), Casemiro (Real Madrid), Paulo Ganso (São Paulo), Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool), Elias (Corinthians), Walace (Gremio), Lucas Lima (Santos), Lucas Moura (PSG), Willian (Chelsea)

FORWARDS: Gabriel (Santos), Hulk (Zenit), Ricardo Oliveira (Santos)

SI Staff
Monday May 16th, 2016

Defending Copa America champion Chile will bring a veteran, star-laden squad to the United States in hopes of lifting the trophy for a second straight summer. 

The 2015 hosts and champions are led by Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal, Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Charles Aranguiz and Barcelona goalkeeper Claudio Bravo in addition to a host of other veteran players. The one big difference will be on the bench, where manager Jorge Sampaoli's departure has made way for Juan Antonio Pizzi.

Chile will play in Group D along with Argentina, Panama and Bolivia. La Roja's opening match on June 6 against Argentina will be a rematch of the 2015 final, which Chile won in penalty kicks. 

Here is Chile's roster in full

GOALKEEPERS: Claudio Bravo (Barcelona), Johnny Herrera (Universidad de Chile), Cristopher Toselli (Universidad Catolica)

DEFENDERS: Mauricio Isla (Marseille), Gonzalo Jara (Universidad de Chile), Gary Medel (Inter Milan), Eugenio Mena (Sao Paulo), Enzo Roco (Espanyol)

MIDFIELDERS: Charles Aranguiz (Bayer Leverkusen), Jean Beausejour (Colo Colo), Marclo Diaz (Celta Vigo), Mark Gonzalez (Sport Recife), Jose Pedro Fuenzalida (Universidad Catolica), Pablo Hernandez (Celta Vigo), Erick Pulgar (Bologna), Francisco Silva (Chiapas), Arturo Vidal (Bayern Munich)

FORWARDS: Nicolas Castillo (Universidad Catolica), Fabian Orellana (Celta Vigo), Mauricio Pinilla (Atalanta), Edson Puch (LDU Quito), Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal), Eduardo Vargas (Hoffenheim)

SI Staff
Saturday May 21st, 2016

James Rodriguez, Carlos Bacca and Juan Cuadrado headline Colombia's Copa America Centenario team, which will open the tournament against the United States on June 3 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

The attack will be without the likes of Jackson Martinez, Radamel Falcao, Fredy Guarin, Teofilo Gutierrez and MLS's Fabian Castillo and Cristian Higuita, as they were not summoned by manager Jose Pekerman, who guided Los Cafeteros to the quarterfinals of the World Cup in 2014. 

James was at the center of that run, scoring a tournament-best six goals in his breakout summer and earning a move to Real Madrid soon after. He'll captain Colombia this summer after competing in the Champions League final with Real Madrid, and he'll guide the attack along with Bacca, whose 18 goals for AC Milan were third most in Serie A this season.

Here is Colombia's roster in full:

GOALKEEPERS: David Ospina (Arsenal), Robinson Zapata (Santa Fe), Cristian Bonilla (Atletico Nacional)

DEFENDERS: Felipe Aguilar (Atletico Nacional), Santiago Arias (PSV), Farid Diaz (Atletico Nacional), Frank Fabra (Boca Juniors), Yerry Mina (Sante Fe), Cristian Zapata (AC Milan), Jeison Murillo (Inter Milan), Stefan Medina (Pachuca) 

MIDFIELDERS: James Rodriguez (Real Madrid), Juan Cuadrado (Juventus), Carlos Sanchez (Aston Villa), Guillermo Celis (Junior FC), Daniel Torres (Independiente Medellin), Andres Roa (Deportivo Cali), Sebastian Perez (Atletico Nacional), Edwin Cardona (Monterrey)

FORWARDS: Carlos Bacca (AC Milan), Dayro Moreno (Tijuana), Roger Martinez (Racing Club), Marlos Moreno (Atletico Nacional)

SI Staff
Monday May 16th, 2016

The core of Costa Rica's 2014 World Cup quarterfinalist squad returns to lead Los Ticos at Copa America Centenario.

The likes of Arsenal forward Joel Campbell and Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bryan Ruiz will guide Costa Rica, which is in the USA's Group A along with Paraguay and Colombia, though Real Madrid goalkeeper misses out with an Achilles injury. The are new faces in defense, with World Cup holdovers Johnny Acosta, Oscar Duarte, Michael Umaña and Christian Gamboa being joined by five others, including MLS defenders Kendall Waston and Ronaldo Matarrita. Everton's Bryan Oviedo, who missed the World Cup with an injury, is included in the squad as well.

Another change is in the dugout, where Oscar Ramirez is the manager for Costa Rica, with Jorge Luis Pinto now in charge of Honduras.

Here is Costa Rica's roster in full:

GOALKEEPERS: Esteban Alvarado (Trabzonspor), Danny Carvajal (Saprissa), Patrick Pemberton (Alajuelense)

DEFENDERS: Johnny Acosta (Alajuelense), Francisco Calvo (Saprissa), Oscar Duarte (Espanyol), Christian Gamboa (West Brom), Ronald Matarrita (NYCFC), Bryan Oviedo (Everton), Jose Salvatierra (Alajuelense), Michael Umaña (Persepolis FC), Kendall Waston (Vancouver Whitecaps)

MIDFIELDERS: Randall Azofeifa (Herediano), Christian Bolaños (Vancouver Whitecaps) Celso Borges (Deportivo de la Coruña), Esteban Granados (Herediano), Bryan Ruiz (Sporting Lisbon), Yeltsin Tejeda (Evian), Johan Venegas (Monteral Impact)

FORWARDS: Joel Campbell (Arsenal), Alvaro Saborio (D.C. United), Johnny Woodly (Deportivo Carmelita), Marcos Ureña (Midtjylland)

SI Staff
Wednesday May 18th, 2016

Ecuador will compete in Copa America Centenario without one of its prime attacking pieces. 

Espanyol striker Felipe Caicedo, who has a CONMEBOL-best four goals in 2018 World Cup qualifying, will miss Copa America through a thigh injury, but La Tri still boasts veteran talent on its final 23-man roster, which was released by manager Gustavo Quinteros on Wednesday. 

Enner Valencia, Jefferson Montero, Antonio Valencia and Michael Arroyo will lead the attacking charge for Ecuador, which is grouped with Brazil, Peru and Haiti for this summer's competition. 

Captain Walter Ayovi marshals the defense for Ecuador, which is 4-1-1 through the first six games of World Cup qualifying and tied for the most points with Uruguay. 

Here is Ecuador's roster in full:

GOALKEEPERS: Maximo Banguera (Barcelona), Alexander Dominguez (LDU Quito), Esteban Dreer (Emelec)

DEFENDERS: Gabriel Achiller (Emelec), Robert Arboleda (Universidad Catolica), Walter Ayovi (Monterrey), Frickson Erazo (Atletico Mineiro), Arturo Mina (Independiente), Juan Carlos Paredes (Watford), Cristian Ramirez (Ferencvaros)

MIDFIELDERS: Michael Arroyo (America), Fernando Gaibor (Emelec), Carlos Gruezo (FC Dallas), Pedro Larrea (El Nacional), Fidel Martinez (Pumas UNAM), Angel Mena (Emelec), Jefferson Montero (Swansea City), Christian Noboa (FC Rostov), Antonio Valencia (Manchester United) 

FORWARDS: Jamie Ayovi (Godoy Cruz), Miller Bolaños (Gremio), Juan Cazares (Atletico Mineiro), Enner Valencia (West Ham)

SI Staff
Saturday May 21st, 2016

Haiti's 23-man roster for Copa America includes six players who play their club soccer in the United States.

MLS's Soni Mustivar (Sporting Kansas City) is joined by five players in NASL–four of which have MLS experience–for the Haitians, who will look to replicate their Gold Cup feat from last summer and surprise to get out of the group stage. Haiti is the longshot in Group B along with Brazil, Ecuador and Peru and opens against Peru on June 4 in Seattle.

Forward Duckens Nazon was Haiti's leading scorer last summer with a pair of Gold Cup goals, and he returns to help lead the front line along with Kervens Belfort and Jean-Eudes Maurice.

Here is Haiti's roster in full:

GOALKEEPERS: Johnny Placide (Reims), Steward Ceus (Minnesota United), Luis Valendi Odelus (Aigle Noir)

DEFENDERS: Jean Sony Alcenat (Voluntari), Judelin Aveska (Atletico Uruguay), Reginal Goreaux (Standard Liege), Kim Jaggy (Aarau), Alex Junior Christian (Vila Real), Mechak Jerome (Jacksonville Armada), Romain Genevois (Nice), Stephane Lambese (PSG)

MIDFIELDERS: Jean Alexandre (Fort Lauderdale Strikers), Max Hilaire (Cholet), Soni Mustivar (Sporting Kansas City), James Marcelin (Carlona Railhawks), Pascal Millien (Jacksonville Armada), Sony Norde (Mohun Bagan), Kevin Lafrance (Chrobry Glogow)

FORWARDS: Kervens Belfort (1461 Trabzon), Duckens Nazon (Laval), Jeff Louis (Caen), Jean-Eudes Maurice (Sai Gon), Wilde-Donald Guerrier (Wisla Krakow)

SI Staff
Sunday May 22nd, 2016

Leicester City captain Wes Morgan already took part in one beat-the-odds story this year. One more this summer, and he'll complete the most improbable club-country double ever. 

Morgan, who lifted the Premier League trophy just a couple of weeks ago, guides the Reggae Boyz at Copa America Centenario, along with other England-based defenders Adrian Mariappa and Michael Hector and MLS attackers Simon Dawkins and Giles Barnes.

Jamaica, under manager Winfried Schaefer, proved its international chops last summer, making a run to the Gold Cup final that included beating the USA in the semifinals. It's paired with the team it fell to in the final, Mexico, along with Uruguay and Venezuela in Group C play at Copa America.

Here is Jamaica's roster in full:

GOALKEEPERS: Andre Blake (Philadelphia Union), DuWayne Kerr (Stjarnan), Ryan Thompson (St. Louis FC)

DEFENDERS: Wes Morgan (Leicester City), Adrian Mariappa (Crystal Palace), Damano Solomon (Portmore United), Michael Hector (Reading), Kemar Lawrence (New York Red Bulls), Jermaine Taylor (Portland Timbers), Rosario Harriott (Harbour View FC)

MIDFIELDERS: Garath McCleary (Reading), Chevone Marsh (Cavaler Sports Club), Joel McAnuff (Leyton Orient), Andrew Vanzie (Humble Lion FC), Michael Binns (Portmore United), JeVaughn Watson (New England Revolution), Lee Williamson (Blackburn), Rodolph Austin (Brondby)

FORWARDS: Dever Orgill (IFK Marieham), Clayton Donaldson (Birmingham), Giles Barnes (Houston Dynamo), Allan Ottey (Montego Bay United), Joel Grant (Exeter City)

SI Staff
Tuesday May 17th, 2016

Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez leads a Mexican team looking to make a splash at Copa America Centenario, but some of his most talented countrymen won't be making the trip. 

Carlos Vela and Giovani Dos Santos were omitted from Juan Carlos Osorio's team for Copa America, which was released on Tuesday. Osorio claimed that Dos Santos declined the call in his press conference following the roster release. Dos Santos's brother, Jonathan, was also omitted.

As for those going to Copa America, Chicharito enjoyed a superb season at Bayer Leverkusen, scoring 26 goals in all competitions for the Bundesliga's third-place side. He's joined by ageless defender Rafa Marquez and attacking talents like Andres Guardado, Tecatito Corona, Raul Jimenez and Oribe Peralta.

El Tri, the reigning CONCACAF champion, has not lost or conceded a goal in five matches under Osorio (5-0-0, +12 goal differential) and plays Uruguay, Jamaica and Venezuela in group play. 

Here is Mexico's squad in full:

GOALKEEPERS: Alfredo Talavera (Toluca), Jose Jesus Corona (Cruz Azul), Guillermo Ochoa (Malaga)

DEFENDERS: Rafa Marquez (Atlas), Nestor Araujo (Santos Laguna), Diego Reyes (Real Sociedad), Hector Moreno (PSV Eindhoven), Yasser Corona (Queretaro), Paul Aguilar (America), Miguel Layun (Porto), Jorge Torres Nilo (Tigres UANL)

MIDFIELDERS: Andres Guardado (PSV Eindhoven), Hector Herrera (Porto), Jesus Duenas (Tigres UANL), Carlos Pena (Chivas), Candido Ramirez (Monterrey), Javier Aquino (Tigres UANL), Jesus Molina (Santos Laguna)

FORWARDS: Javier Hernandez (Bayer Leverkusen), Raul Jimenez (Benfica), Oribe Peralta (America), Hirving Lozano (Pachuca), Jesus Manuel Corona (Porto)

SI Staff
Tuesday May 10th, 2016

Panama manager Hernan Dario Gomez will bring a veteran squad to take on a tough group in Copa America Centenario. 

Panama, which must play defending Copa America champion Chile, Lionel Messi's Argentina and Bolivia in Group D, will have the stalwart likes of Blas Perez, Luis Tejada, Felipe Baloy and Jaime Penedo suiting up this summer, one year after pipping the United States to a third-place finish in the CONCACAF Gold Cup. 

San Jose Earthquakes midfield tandem Anibal Godoy and Alberto Quintero will also make the trip, although center back Roman Torres will not as he continues his recovery after suffering a long-term knee injury with the Seattle Sounders.

Here is Panama's roster in full:

GOALKEEPERS: Jose Calderon (Platense), Jaime Penedo (Saprissa), Alex Rodriguez (San Francisco FC)

DEFENDERS: Felipe Baloy (Atlas), Harold Cummings (Alajuelense), Erick Davis (FC DAC 1904), Fidel Escobar (Sporting San Miguelito), Luis Henriquez (Tauro FC), Adolfo Machado (Saprissa), Roderick Miller (San Francisco FC), Martin Gomez (San Francisco) 

MIDFIELDERS: Ricardo Buitrago (Juan Aurich), Armando Cooper (Arabe Unido), Anibal Godoy (San Jose Earthquakes), Gabriel Gomez (Cartagines), Amilcar Henriquez (America FC), Valentin Pimentel (La Equidad), Alberto Quintero (San Jose Earthquakes)

FORWARDS: Abdiel Arroyo (RNK Split), Roberto Nurse (Mineros de Zacatecas), Blas Perez (Vancouver Whitecaps), Luis Tejada (Juan Aurich), Gabriel Torres (Zamora FC)

SI Staff
Monday May 9th, 2016

Paraguay manager Ramon Diaz has called on a veteran, mostly North and South America-based roster for Copa America Centenario.

Only five of Paraguay's 23-man squad are based in Europe, with a heavy contingent from Liga MX and Paraguay, Argentina and Chile's domestic leagues. Seattle Sounders forward Nelson Valdez is the only U.S.-based player and will be part of a potentially dangerous attack, which features 34-year-old veteran and Malaga forward Roque Santa Cruz and Queretaro's Edgar Benitez. World Cup and Copa America veteran Lucas Barrios misses out on the competition.

22-year-old talents Derlis Gonzalez and Juan Manuel Iturbe (who switched allegiances from Argentina in March) round out the attack, which will test the defenses of Group A foe Colombia, Costa Rica and the United States. 

Here is Paraguay's roster in full:

GOALKEEPERS: Diego Barreto (Olimpia), Antony Silva (Cerro Porteño), Justo Villar (Colo Colo)

DEFENDERS: Fabian Balbuena (Corinthians), Gustavo Gomez (Lanus), Blas Riveros (Olimpia), Miguel Samudio (America), Paulo Da Silva (Toluca), Bruno Valdez (Cerro Porteño), Ivan Piris (Udinese)

MIDFIELDERS: Miguel Almiron (Lanus), Celso Ortiz (AZ Alkmaar), Robert Piris Da Motta (Olimpia), Rodrigo Rojas (Cerro Porteño), Oscar Romero (Racing Club), Victor Ayala (Lanus)

FORWARDS: Edgar Benitez (Queretaro), Jorge Benitez (Cruz Azul), Derlis Gonzalez (Dynamo Kiev), Juan Manuel Iturbe (Bournemouth), Dario Lezcano (Ingolstadt), Roque Santa Cruz (Malaga), Nelson Valdez (Seattle Sounders)

SI Staff
Saturday May 21st, 2016

Paolo Guerrero will lead a Peru side that will be without veteran attackers Claudio Pizarro and Jefferson Farfan at Copa America Centenario.

Guerrero, whose four goals last summer led Peru to a surprise third-place finish and were tied for the most at Copa America in Chile, guides the Blanquirroja. Peru is leaning on a mostly domestic-based side, with Guerrero one of just six players based abroad making the trip to the USA. Peruvian side Universitario supplies six players to the final squad, while Sporting Cristal accounts for another five.

Peru is in Group B along with Brazil, Ecuador and Haiti and opens the competition against the Haitians in Seattle on June 4. 

Here is Peru's squad in full:

GOALKEEPERS: Pedro Gallese (Juan Aurich), Diego Penny (Sporting Cristal), Carlos Caceda (Universitario)

DEFENDERS: Christian Ramos (Juan Aurich), Miguel Arajuo (Alianza Lima), Luis Abram (Sporting Cristal), Yoshimar Yotun (Malmo), Alberto Rodriguez (Sporting Cristal), Aldo Corzo (Deportivo Municipal), Jair Cespedes (Sporting Cristal), Miguel Trauco (Universitario)

MIDFIELDERS: Armando Alfageme (Deportivo Municipal), Adan Balbin (Universitario), Christian Cueva (Toluca), Renato Tapia (Feyenoord), Oscar Vilchez (Alianza Lima), Luiz da Silva (Jong PSV), Alejandro Hohberg (Universidad Cesar Vallejo), Cristian Benavente (Charleroi)

FORWARDS: Paolo Guerrero (Flamengo), Raul Ruidiaz (Universitario), Andy Polo (Universitario), Edison Flores (Universitario)

Saturday May 21st, 2016

U.S. men's national team manager Jurgen Klinsmann has lifted the lid on a couple of notable developments ahead of Copa America Centenario: Jordan Morris will not be on this summer's squad, while Brad Guzan will be his No. 1 goalkeeper.

The U.S. released its final 23-man roster on Saturday, with 17-year-old Borussia Dortmund rising talent Christian Pulisic making the squad, but the 21-year-old Morris missing out. An otherwise established core of veterans will take on Colombia, Costa Rica and Paraguay in group play at next month's competition.

Klinsmann has turned to 15 players from his 2014 World Cup squad, including captain Michael Bradley, Clint Dempsey, Jermaine Jones, Geoff Cameron, Kyle Beckerman, Tim Howard, Brad Guzan and Alejandro Bedoya. 

Guzan will be Klinsmann's starter this summer, according to U.S. Soccer, with Howard and 20-year-old Ethan Horvath backing him up. It marks Horvath's first senior national team camp.

Just 10 of the 23 are with the team in its current "transition camp," which concludes Sunday afternoon with a friendly at Puerto Rico before the full Copa team gathers together.

Here is the USA's Copa America roster, followed by some initial thoughts on the 23-man team and some of the 17 omissions from the preliminary roster:

GOALKEEPERS: Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Colorado Rapids), Ethan Horvath (Molde IK)

DEFENDERS: Matt Besler (Sporting KC), Steve Birnbaum (D.C. United), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Edgar Castillo (Monterrey), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Monchengladbach), Michael Orozco (Club Tijuana), DeAndre Yedlin (Tottenham)

MIDFIELDERS/FORWARDS: Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (FC Nantes), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC), Jermaine Jones (Colorado Rapids), Perry Kitchen (Heart of Midlothian), Darlington Nagbe (Portland Timbers), Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes), Bobby Wood (Hamburg SV), Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy), Graham Zusi (Sporting KC)

OMITTED, ON PRELIMINARY ROSTER (and available in event of injury up to 24 hours before the opening match)

GOALKEEPERS: David Bingham (San Jose Earthquakes), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)

DEFENDERS: Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas), Ventura Alvarado (America), Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt – ruled out with quadriceps strain), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders), Omar Gonzalez (Pachuca), Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest), Matt Miazga (Chelsea), Tim Ream (Fulham)

MIDFIELDERS: Mix Diskerud (NYCFC), Alfredo Morales (FC Ingolstadt), Lee Nguyen (New England Revolution), Danny Williams (Reading)

FORWARDS: Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC - out 6-8 weeks with a hamstring injury), Ethan Finlay (Columbus Crew SC), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders)

Finally, three thoughts on Klinsmann's selections:

The omission of Morris is a stunner

After a slow start to his MLS career, Morris has rounded into form with four goals and an assist in his last five games. Given Klinsmann's affinity for him and his skill set, fearlessness and productivity prior to his professional days, one would've thought that his recent scoring outburst in MLS would've had him safely in the final 23. Instead, it appears that Wondolowski, whose seven goals are one off the MLS lead, has beaten him for the final forward place.

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Did Morris's decision to choose Seattle and MLS over Werder Bremen play into this at all? Nobody knows that except Klinsmann, but the fact that he chose a veteran MLS forward would dispute that narrative emphatically.

Klinsmann loves Wondolowski's selfless nature, experience and ability to carve out chances in dangerous areas, but if there's one roster debate that will drive many fans wild, it's this one.

"We believe that players really played their way into that roster, and it’s difficult," Klinsmann said in comments released by U.S. Soccer. "There are some situations that probably the fans will now discuss. Why not Jordan Morris and Wondo is in there? Well, because Wondo proves all the time that he’s just is so hungry for goals, and Jordan is on his way through the ranks coming up."

Without Altidore being available, Klinsmann opted for a player more useful for direct play over one likely to have more dynamic potential. 

Fabian Johnson is a defender

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Johnson enjoyed a fantastic season with Borussia Monchengladbach, doing his damage from a wide midfield role and scoring six goals (and playing some of his best soccer against Champions League competition). Naturally, it appears he'll be a defender this summer. With a thin fullback pool that features just Yedlin and Chandler as true options, the U.S. staff prefers that Johnson's services are used on the back line. 

With that being the case, expect a starting back line of (L-R) Johnson, Brooks or Besler, Cameron and Yedlin against Colombia on June 3. 

Meanwhile, the continued reliance on the likes of Orozco and Chandler, who have both exhausted their opportunities without truly showing they are international-caliber defenders at the highest level, remains a head-scratcher. It's in part a product of the fact that the established U.S. fullback pool is thin and both are options on the outside with whom Klinsmann is familiar. Still, it feels a bit like Groundhog Day, and at this point there simply has to be better alternatives ... right? 

Klinsmann makes his goalkeeper call

Guzan will start in net for the U.S., putting an end to the goalkeeper tug-of-war between him and Howard. Klinsmann certainly could not have foreseen Guzan and Howard both losing their starting jobs in the Premier League this season, and the "race for the No. 1 shirt" surely has felt more like a battle between the lesser of two evils over the last six months. Guzan fell out of favor at the worst team in England, while Howard did the same at an Everton side that limped to the finish line (and if you saw how Joel Robles played down the stretch, you wonder how Howard didn't start more than the final two home games). It's not what you're hoping for from your defensive leaders entering a major competition. 

At his age and being untested on the highest international level, Horvath was never going to unseat the two mainstays, but you do wonder how far he is from competing for minutes. Klinsmann easily could have taken another veteran goalkeeper like Nick Rimando to be more secure about his options, but he chose Horvath. Guzan will handle the reins, with Howard, who quietly cannot be happy about this, eager to step in if necessary this summer. At the very least, there's a new No. 1 contender for both veterans' top status on the road to Russia 2018.

"We decided to really go with Tim Howard and Brad Guzan as the two leaders still, because we believe their experience and their leadership will help us a lot," Klinsmann said. "We brought in Ethan Horvath as a third goalkeeper to build him for the future, to learn from Tim Howard and Brad Guzan but also to get his first taste of what such a tournament means. We go into the tournament with Brad Guzan being the No. 1. That’s been communicated clearly to Tim and Brad. We believe that Brad deserves it. Brad, throughout the last two years, played very consistently and very solid with us.

"He had a very tough year with Aston Villa, there’s no doubt it, but he knows that, and for many, many reasons. But it’s also a different environment. Tim Howard finished a huge, huge chapter in his career with Everton Football Club. He’s always going to be a legend for Everton, and he did wonderful things with that club. But he wasn’t with us for a year after the World Cup, and he also lost his starting spot the last half of the year with Everton, so we think that in that moment Brad has a little bit of an edge and deserves it. Having Tim on board, being there to push Brad, to help him, and obviously if something goes wrong he’s always there anyway, is big for us because his presence and his confidence and his leadership is vital for our group.”

SI Staff
Friday May 13th, 2016

Luis Suarez, Edinson Cavani and Diego Godin will lead a formidable Uruguay side at Copa America Centenario. 

La Celeste put out its final 23-man roster on Friday, with Suarez the premier name on manager Oscar Tabarez's squad. The 29-year-old Barcelona striker has been electric this season, scoring 56 goals in all competitions.

He'll be accompanied by Godin, Atletico Madrid's center back rock; and Cavani, the veteran PSG forward as Uruguay takes on Mexico, Jamaica and Venezuela in Group C play.

As for omissions, Manchester United right back Guillermo Varela was one of 17 who did not make the cut from the provisional 40-man roster. 

Here is Uruguay's roster in full:

GOALKEEPERS: Martín Campaña (Independiente), Fernando Muslera (Galatasaray), Martín Silva (Vasco da Gama)

DEFENDERS: Sebastián Coates (Sporting Lisbon), Jorge Fucile (Nacional), Jose Giménez (Atlético Madrid), Diego Godín (Atlético Madrid), Alvaro Pereira (Getafe), Maximiliano Pereira (Porto), Mauricio Victorino (Nacional)

MIDFIELDERS: Arévalo Rios (Atlas), Matías Corujo (Universidad de Chile), Álvaro González (Atlas), Nicolás Lodeiro (Boca Juniors), Gastón Ramírez (Middlesbrough), Diego Laxalt (Inter Milan), Carlos Sánchez (Monterrey), Matías Vecino (Fiorentina)

FORWARDS: Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint-German), Abel Hernández (Hull City), Diego Rolán (Bordeaux), Cristhian Stuani (Middlesbrough), Luis Suárez (Barcelona)

SI Staff
Sunday May 22nd, 2016

Veteran defender Oswaldo Vizarrondo, midfielder Tomas Rincon and West Brom forward Salomon Rondon will guide Venezuela at Copa America Centenario this summer.

Venezuela, which will play Mexico, Uruguay and Jamaica in Copa America's Group C, is looking for a turn in fortune in competitive play, as it is the only winless team in CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying through six matches. Venezuela went 1-0-2 at last summer's Copa America, beating Colombia in its opener and then losing to Peru and Brazil in subsequent matches.

Rondon is the leader in the attack, coming off a nine-goal season in the Premier League. Midfielder Romulo Otero is the team's leading scorer in World Cup qualifying, with a pair of goals, one against Chile and one against Peru.

Here is Venezuela's roster in full:

GOALKEEPERS: José Contreras (Deportivo Táchira), Daniel Hernández (Tenerife), Wuilker Fariñez (Caracas FC)

DEFENDERS: Roberto Rosales (Málaga), Alexander González (Huesca), Oswaldo Vizcarrondo (Nantes), José Manuel Velásquez (Arouca), Wilker Ángel (Deportivo Táchira), Mikel Villanueva (Málaga), Rolf Feltscher (Duisburg)

MIDFIELDERS: Tomás Rincón (Genoa), Arquímedes Figuera (Deportivo La Guaira), Yangel Herrera (Atlético Venezuela), Carlos Suárez (Carabobo FC), Rómulo Otero (Huachipato), Juan Pablo Añor (Málaga), Luis Manuel Seijas (Santa Fe), Alejandro Guerra (Atlético Nacional), Adalberto Peñaranda (Granada)

FORWARDS: Salomón Rondón (Wes Bromwich Albion), Josef Martínez (Torino), Christian Santos (NEC Nimega), Yonathan del Valle (Kasimpasa)

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