Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Donovan, Lewis off South Africa roster

The US roster for South Africa got a bit of a shakeup yesterday when Landon Donovan and Eddie Lewis were both dropped. Lewis's club requested that he not play in the match due to the strain of travel. Donovan's absence is the result of a calf strain he suffered during Sunday's friendly against the Minnesota Thunder.

Without Donovan, the side goes into the match with just two named forwards meaning Jozy Altidore is all but certain to get significant playing time.

Here is the full roster for Saturday's match in Johannesburg.

GK (2) – Brad Guzan (Chivas USA), Tim Howard (Everton FC)

D (7) –Carlos Bocanegra (Fulham FC), Jonathan Bornstein (Chivas USA), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover 96), Dan Califf (Aalborg BK), Oguchi Onyewu (Standard de Liege), Heath Pearce (Hansa Rostock), Jonathon Spector (West Ham United)

M(6) – Freddy Adu (SL Benfica), DaMarcus Beasley (Glasgow Rangers), Michael Bradley (SC Heerenveen), Maurice Edu (Toronto FC), Benny Feilhaber (Derby County), Sacha Kljestan (Chivas USA),

F (2) – Josmer Altidore (New York Red Bulls), Clint Dempsey (Fulham FC)

Overall, the represents a great lineup to test in South Africa as many of these players will make up the core of the 2009 Confederations Cup and 2010 World Cup squads.

The game will air live on Fox Soccer Channel and Galavision at 9am ET on Saturday. If you are going to be in DC for MLS Cup, why not join the good folks from DCenters and Du Nord for their viewing party.

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Blogger D said...

Will you be there? I'd love to meet ya.

8:51 AM  
Blogger Mike H said...


Sadly I have a prior commitment that will keep me away from DC. Would love to be there to meet you and others, but you know how life can happen.

By the way, your post on the end of DC's season (Last Impressions) was one of the best posts I've ever read on any blog.


11:48 AM  

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