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No surprises: Jurgen Klinsmann ignores New York Red Bulls for Copa America Centenario preliminary squad

No current RBNY players in the USMNT's player pool for Copa America - as expected.

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Jurgen Klinsmann has named his 40-man preliminary squad for this summer's Copa America Centenario, and it contains no players from the New York Red Bulls.

Goalkeepers (5): David Bingham (San Jose Earthquakes), Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Ethan Horvath (Molde), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)

Defenders (15): Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas), Ventura Alvarado (Club America), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Steve Birnbaum (D.C. United), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Edgar Castillo (Monterrey), Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders FC), Omar Gonzalez (Pachuca), Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest), Matt Miazga (Chelsea FC), Michael Orozco (Club Tijuana), Tim Ream (Fulham), DeAndre Yedlin (Sunderland)

Midfielders (12): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (FC Nantes), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Mix Diskerud (New York City FC), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Moenchengladbach), Jermaine Jones (Colorado Rapids), Perry Kitchen (Heart of Midlothian), Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt), Darlington Nagbe (Portland Timbers), Lee Nguyen (New England Revolution), Danny Williams (Reading FC), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)

Forwards (8): Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC), Ethan Finlay (Columbus Crew), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders FC), Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund),Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes), Bobby Wood (Union Berlin), Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy)

Not one. No Luis Robles among the 'keepers; no Dax McCarty or Sacha Kljestan in the midfield cohort; no surprise call-up for Mike Grella.

This is no great surprise. The only Red Bull from the roster that won the 2015 Supporters' Shield in whom Klinsi has invested consistent interest is now playing for Chelsea. Matt Miazga is in the preliminary squad.

Well done, Matt. Here's hoping you make the final cut.

Klinsmann will have to name a 23-man squad from the 40 players announced today by May 20.