Wednesday, March 15, 2006

US names the roster for Germany

Earlier today, Bruce Arena announced the 19-man roster for their match against Germany. Here are the lucky few:

Goalkeepers (2) – Marcus Hahnemann (Reading FC), Kasey Keller (Borussia Moenchengladbach)

Defenders (7) – Gregg Berhalter (Energie Cottbus), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover 96), Jimmy Conrad (Kansas City Wizards), Cory Gibbs (ADO Den Haag), Frankie Hejduk (Columbus Crew), Heath Pearce (FC Nordsjælland), Eddie Pope (Real Salt Lake)

Midfielders (6) – Bobby Convey (Reading FC), Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy), Chris Klein (Real Salt Lake), Pablo Mastroeni (Colorado Rapids), Ben Olsen (D.C. United), Kerry Zavagnin (Kansas City Wizards)

Forwards (4) – Brian Ching (Houston Dynamo), Eddie Johnson (Kansas City Wizards), Taylor Twellman (New England Revolution), Josh Wolff (Kansas City Wizards)

Since this is not a FIFA international date, teams were not required to release players. This explains all the MLS players on the list. As far as the Germany based players, well it just makes sense. If you are a club, don't you want your players in a match that the whole country is going to watch? Also, since it is so close to home, it will not interrupt their schedule that much.

The game will air live on ESPN2 next Wednesday.

If you are looking for the actual US World Cup roster, look here.

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