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Williams and US MNT take on Holland tomorrow

4 June 2015

Midfielder name in United States' final squad

Reading midfielder Danny Williams has been named in the United States’ final squad for their high-profile friendlies against Holland and Germany.

The US MNT travel to Amsterdam tomorrow, where they will take on the Netherlands, who are ranked sixth in the FIFA World Rankings, before jetting across Europe to Cologne five days later.

The Royals engine roomer, who missed out on a place at the 2014 World Cup through injury, made his international bow in 2011 and he has since racked up 14 caps for his national team, which he will hope to add to in the coming days.

Speaking last month, US MNT boss Jurgen Klinsmann said: “Once we had to make the cut before the World Cup down to 23 players going to Brazil, that didn’t mean that we leave now all the other players that didn’t make it to Brazil out of our sight. Danny Williams is a good example. He couldn’t make the World Cup roster because he was injured.

“He was until after the World Cup going into the season, so he had a tough time, but then after a couple of months suddenly he was all injury-free and he picked up his rhythm and soon he was in an FA Cup semi-final against Arsenal in Wembley.

“He proved in recent weeks that he’s in very good shape. He’s very aggressive and very determined and he wants to break back into our group.

“Everybody goes through different stages in his career and we follow all of them, and then obviously the tricky part for coaches is how you put the puzzle together that we will be very competitive and at the end of the day also successful."

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