RICH FIDLER - Monday, March 24, 2008
Cherundolo was among those named
US Men's National Team head coach Bob Bradley has released his 18-man roster for the March 26th friendly against Poland at Krakow's Wisla Stadium.
Fifteen of the players on the roster are currently associated with teams in Europe nearing the end of their club campaigns, including nine players currently in England.
They are lead by three players currently fighting to escape the relegation zone at Fulham; defender Carlos Bocanegra and forwards Eddie Johnson and Clint Dempsey.
The US will welcome back Charlton defender Cory Gibbs, who missed out on the 2006 World Cup due to a knee injury, and has been unable to stay healthy since. He'll be joined in the back by Watford's Jay DeMerit who hasn't put on the Red, White and Blue jersey since August of last year when the US faced Sweden.
The final three spots are being filled by Major League Soccer players Landon Donovan and Houston Dynamo pair Brian Ching and Ricardo Clark. Donovan will quickly rejoin his Galaxy teammates in time for their season opening game in Colorado on Saturday, while Ching and Clark will head to New England for their opener the same night.
Following the match against Poland the United States will head back to Europe in two months for a game against England at Wembley Stadium on May 28th and then against Spain on June 4th at Estadio El Sardinero in Santander.
Poland Friendly Roster
Hahnemann, Marcus Reading (England)
Howard, Tim Everton (England)
Bocanegra, Carlos Fulham (England)
Cherundolo, Steve Hannover 96 (Germany)
DeMerit, Jay Watford (England)
Gibbs, Cory Charlton Athletic (England)
Onyewu, Oguchi Standard Liege (Belgium)
Pearce, Heath Hansa Rostock (Germany)
Spector, Jonathan West Ham United (England)
Bradley, Michael SC Heerenveen (Holland)
Clark, Ricardo Houston Dynamo (MLS)
Donovan, Landon Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS)
Feilhaber, Benny Derby County (England)
Lewis, Eddie Derby County (England)
Ching, Brian Houston Dynamo (MLS)
Dempsey, Clint Fulham (England)
Johnson, Eddie Fulham (England)
Wolff, Josh 1860 Munich (Germany)