Brek Shea and Sacha Kjlestan get call ups as Timothy Chandler, Landon Donovan, Jose Francisco Torres, and Jermaine Jones miss out on the trip to Genoa through illness and injuries.
Juergen Klinsmann has bad memories of the last time he coached against Italy as Germany lost to the eventual winners in the 2006 World Cup semi-finals. This time he fields a patched up and new look US team. Tall order. But if he should get a positive result or a rousing performance his stock will surely rise.