Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Who is going to play for the US side? It's a secret.

You might be wondering why there has been no mention of the roster for the US team. It seems that Coach Bruce Arena wants to keep it on the hush-hush.

Arena would not disclose the roster on Monday saying, ""There's no point in releasing our roster when we have to get through games. We have players playing today. Once we get everyone through their games, then we're in a position to release a roster. I suspect that'll happen on Wednesday."

Good show to Bruce. He wants to give the Mexican side as little time as possible to prepare for this match. Seeing how the US would gain passage to their fifth straight World Cup with a win on Saturday, the idea of faking out your opponent is a good one.

Some of the faces already at camp are: Carlos Bocanegra, Brian McBride, Frankie Hejduk, Jeff Cunningham, Steve Ralston, Taylor Twellman, Greg Vanney, Pablo Mastroeni, Chad Marshall, Kasey Keller, Justin Mapp, Chris Armas, Oguchi Onyewu, Kerry Zavagnin, Claudio Reyna, Clint Dempsey, Eddie Johnson, Eddie Lewis and Matt Reis.

By the way, did you know that Mexico has not won or scored a goal in the US against the US since 1999. Should make for a fun match on Saturday.



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