Squad Named For USA World Cup Qualifiers Against Cuba And Trinidad
On September 6th, the USA national soccer team will head to Cuba in a World Cup qualifying match. Four days after that, they will head to Trinidad in another qualifier. The last qualifying match the USA played was a 1-0 victory over Guatemala.
For this match, many American players fresh off the Olympic tour are part of the squad.
Here are the twenty players that head coach Brad Bradley signed up.
Tim Howard - Everton, England
Brad Guzan - Aston Villa, England
Brad Guzan recently made a transfer to Aston Villa after a successful stay with Chivas USA. He is hoping to do well for the national team.
Carlos Bocanegra - Rennes, France
Danny Califf - FC Midtjylland, Denmark
Steve Cherundolo - Hannover 96, Germany
Frankie Hejduk - Columbus Crew, USA
Oguchi Onyewu - Standard de Liege, Belgium
Michael Orozco - San Luis, Mexico
Heath Pearce - Hansa Rostock, Germany
Marvell Wynne - Toronto FC, Canada
The backline is made up of mostly veterans. Michael Orozco could earn his first national cap. He was named to the Best XI of the 2008 CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying All-Tournament Team. Marvell Wynne was part of the Olympic squad, this will be his second national cap. Steve Cherundolo will be unable to play against Cuba because he was sent off in the match against Guatemala and must serve a one-game suspension.
DaMarcus Beasley - Glasgow Rangers - Scotland
Michael Bradley - SC Heerenveen, Holland
Ricardo Clark - Houston Dynamo, USA
Maurice Edu - Glasgow Rangers - Scotland
Sacha Kljestan - Chivas USA, USA
Eddie Lewis - LA Galaxy, USA
It's been a big few weeks for Edu who just joined the Rangers and could play in the derby against Celtic. Eddie Lewis recently joined the Galaxy and is hoping to make a big impact.
Brian Ching -Houston Dynamo, USA
Clint Dempsey - Fulham FC, England
Landon Donovan - LA Galaxy, USA
Eddie Johnson - Cardiff City, Wales
Donovan and Ching are the two MLS-based forwards who will be joining Dempsey and Johnson to form the USA's front.
Pablo Mastroeni, who started against Guatemala, is nursing a hamstring injury, and Jay DeMerit of Watford were the two changes from Bradley's roster against Guatemala.
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