KIEV, Ukraine (Sporting Alert) — Jozy Altidore, Clint Dempsey and Jermaine Jones all start for the United States in today’s friendly football international game with Ukraine at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev.
Altidore will be the lone striker, but the Hull City frontman is expected to get good support from, Dempsey, Fabian Johnson and Jones.
Tim Howard starts in goal, with Geoff Cameron and Oguchi Onyewu leading the backline, alongside John Anthony Brooks and Edgar Eduardo Castillo.
Amongst the starters for Ukraine are Andriy Yarmolenko, Yevhen Konoplyanka, Roman Zozulya and Andriy Pyatov.
USA’s head coach Jurgen Klinsmann is using the game to take a better look at his roster before making his final decision on picking his World Cup squad for this summer’s tournament in Brazil.
Ukraine v USA
Ukraine: Pyatov, Khacheridi, Shevchuk, Kucher, Fedetskiy, Tymoschuk, Yarmolenko, Konoplyanka, Rotan, Garmash, Zozulya
Subs: Boyko, Dedechko, Gusev, Seleznyov, Bezus, Sydorchuk, Morozyuk, Rakitskiy, Edmar, Devic, Makarenko, Pylyavskyi, Khomchenovskiy, Khudzamov
USA: Howard, Castillo, Brooks, Onyewu, Cameron, Johnson, Bedoya, Jones, Kljestan, Altidore, Dempsey
Subs: Guzan, Spector, Morales, Johannsson, Williams, Packwood, Boyd, Agudelo, Shea
Referee: Leontios Trattou (Cyprus)