Tuesday, May 29, 2007

US men's roster for China

Bob Bradley has released his 19-man roster for next Saturday's match against China and it is almost all European players. The only MLS side with players on the list is Bradley's former team Chivas USA. Before one starts to think this a sign of nepotism, it should be pointed out that Chivas are the only MLS side with next weekend off. This might just mean that Bradley will release MLS players to go back to their clubs for one last game next week.

Eleven of the 19 are on the Gold Cup roster, while four are looking to get their first national team cap. The newbies are Charlie Davies (Hammarby IF), Kamani Hill (VfL Wolfsburg), Sacha Kljestan (Chivas USA) and Lee Nguyen (PSV Eindhoven).

The US plays China Saturday in San Jose at 5pm PT (8et). The match will air live on ESPN2 and Galavision.

Goalkeepers (3) – Brad Guzan (Chivas USA), Tim Howard (Everton FC), Kasey Keller (Borussia Moenchengladbach)

Defenders (6) – Carlos Bocanegra (Fulham FC), Jonathan Bornstein (Chivas USA), Jay DeMerit (Watford FC), Oguchi Onyewu (Standard de Liege), Frank Simek (Sheffield Wednesday), Jonathan Spector (West Ham United)

Midfielders (7) – DaMarcus Beasley (PSV Eindhoven), Michael Bradley (SC Heerenveen), Clint Dempsey (Fulham FC), Benny Feilhaber (Hamburger SV), Sacha Kljestan (Chivas USA), Jesse Marsch (Chivas USA), Lee Nguyen (PSV Eindhoven)

Forwards (3) – Charlie Davies (Hammarby IF), Kamani Hill (VfL Wolfsburg), Ante Razov (Chivas USA)

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Blogger shelbydog@ said...

First time to your blog Mike, but I am a soccer fan. After the dismal 2006 World Cup showing and replacement of Bruce Arenas (yay) I am anxious to see what we can do going forward. I hope to see a lot of Dempsey. We need dynamos in scoring positions. Do you follow the women at all?

9:47 PM  
Blogger Mike H said...

Hello Shelbydog,

We do need all the goals we can get and Dempsey should be a big part of that.

I do follow the women's side, but I don't post as much on them. Part of that has to do with the current lack of attention they are getting (but that will change as we get closer to the World Cup) and part of it is the limited amount of time I have. That said, I am really looking forward to the rebirth of women's league next year.

Thanks for reading.

5:16 PM  
Anonymous World Cup Soccer Fan said...

Have you been following the US Women World Cup Soccer Team?

12:54 AM  

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