Tuesday, August 14, 2007

US Roster for Sweden - Donovan, Mastroeni, Bornstein & a bunch of Yanks abroad

Bob Bradley released his 19-man roster for next Wednesday's match against Sweden and it, as expected, is almost completely European based. The three MLSers making the trip are Jonathan Bornstein, Pablo Mastroeni and Landon Donovan.

This is a very nice blend of folks including the return of Bobby Convey, Steve Cherundolo, Marcus Hahnemann and Josh Wolff from injuries.

There are only three players with two caps or less and, oddly enough, they are all forwards. Charlie Davies (2), Kamani Hill (1) and Sal Zizzo (0) will all be looking to make their mark in a position that is a little weak. I'm guessing it is this lack of experience that has lead Bradley to call Donovan over to Europe. As far as his club, it looks like LA will be without him and Beckham (who looks like he will be called to London but probably will not play against Germany) for their Aug 23 match against Chivas making their road ahead a little harder.

Anyway, here is the full roster:
Goalkeepers: Marcus Hahnemann (Reading, England), Tim Howard (Everton, England).

Defenders: Carlos Bocanegra (Fulham, England), Jonathan Bornstein (Chivas USA), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover, Germany), Jay DeMerit (Watford, England), Oguchi Onyewu (Standard Liege, Belgium), Jonathan Spector (West Ham, England).

Midfielders: DaMarcus Beasley (Rangers, Scotland), Michael Bradley (Heerenveen, Nehterlands), Bobby Convey (Reading, England), Clint Dempsey (Fulham, England), Benny Feilhaber (Derby County, England), Pablo Mastroeni (Colorado Rapids).

Forwards: Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy), Charlie Davies (Hammarby IF, Sweden), Kamani Hill (VfL Wolfsburg, Germany), Josh Wolff (1860 Munich, Germany), Sal Zizzo (Hannover, Germany).

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