RICH FIDLER - Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Head coach Bob Bradley has selected a roster of 18 players to face off against Brazil in their first friendly since the World Cup on Tuesday at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

The roster is highlighted by the inclusion of Schalke midfielder Jermaine Jones who missed out on his first chance to represent the United States at the international level in South Africa due to injury.

He is now practicing in Germany for his first meaningful action in months.

The roster is dominated by 14 players that led the US in South Africa.

Jones, Columbus Crew defender Chad Marshall, midfielders Alejandro Bedoya and Sacha Kljestan are the four players who did not represent the Red, White and Blue this summer.

Notable absences includes Sochaux striker Charlie Davies, who continues to work back into shape following last fall's horrific auto accident, and fellow forward Jozy Altidore who is seeking to lock down a roster spot with his club team Villarreal.

Other omissions include World Cup stalwart and Fulham man Clint Dempsey along with AC Milan defender Oguchi Onyewu.

Following the friendly against Brazil next week the US does not have any other contests scheduled although US Soccer President Sunil Gulati has indicated an annoucement will be forthcoming.


Guzan, Brad Aston Villa (England)
Howard, Tim Everton (England)


Bocanegra, Carlos Saint-Étienne (France)
Bornstein, Jonathan Chivas USA (MLS)
Cherundolo, Steve Hannover (Germany)
Goodson, Clarence IK Start (Norway)
Marshall, Chad Columbus Crew (MLS)
Spector, Jonathan West Ham United (England)


Bedoya, Alejandro Örebro (Sweden)
Bradley, Michael Borussia Mönchengladbach (Germany)
Donovan, Landon Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS)
Edu, Maurice Glasgow Rangers (Scotland)
Feilhaber, Benny Aarhus (Denmark)
Jones, Jermaine Schalke (Germany)
Kljestan, Sacha Anderlecht (Belgium)


Buddle, Edson Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS)
Findley, Robbie Real Salt Lake (MLS)
Gomez, Herculez Pachuca (Mexico)
Thursday August 5, 2010 2:57 pm
Actually one guy who I forgot on my last post whose name is not Jozy or Charlie and is over the age of 20 is Marcus Tracy. Not Davies or Findley speed but a small 1/4 step behind, unbelievable in the air, and can bring an ability to take on guys in the final third that we may not have in a forward. Health is a huge huge issue as he has been dissapointing in his inability to find the pitch @ Aalborg due to knee and hamstring problems but, if he can somehow get healthy for an extended amount of time, he'd be someone to watch closely in the next 4 year cycle.
Thursday August 5, 2010 1:54 pm
This squad is about what I expected. I'm pleased to see that Jones and Bedoya were included. Indifferent about Sacha, but hope he plays well. If he gets his confidence back and contribute all the better. Dissappointed that Findley was included, as I don't think his play in SA or MLS warrents the call up, but understand there really aren't many forwards that could be called up right now.

Later this year or by the January Camp I hope we've got the coaching situation figured out. 2 WC cycles is 1 to many for nearly any coach, and we REALLY need to start integrating some younger defenders and Wing Midfielders into the mix. Hopefully Gonzalez, Ream, Alston, Cameron, Lechaj, Williams and Castillo will be given opportunities in Defense along with Gaven, Stephens, and Diskerud on the Wings. As we need to find Replacements/Back-ups for the entire defense and for Landon & Dempsey.
Wednesday August 4, 2010 10:07 pm
I hope is the last game for Bob Bradley & Bornstein. Brasil will bring the B team. Even if USA wins,USA NEEDS A NEW COACH.
Wednesday August 4, 2010 8:03 pm
Come on please find some new fowards, were is Grella, EJ, or Guy.
Scott W
Wednesday August 4, 2010 7:09 pm
Precisely what I thought and expected. A good mix of experience and leadership (boca, dolo) some depth (goodson, marshall, klejstan) and some new(er) faces (jones). Brazil looks like they are doing the same thing.

Also, this allows those stalwarts that might have club issues to sort out uninterrupted time to get that done.

Looking forward to the game. GO, GO USA!!
Wednesday August 4, 2010 6:42 pm
I wish he would use more players that didn't get a chance in the USMNT. It would be a good chance to look at what the future has to offer, who knows maybe there's a striker somewhere who isn't affraid to take charge and try to score goals.
Wednesday August 4, 2010 6:37 pm
is paco hurt? also not in pachuca team over weekend
Wednesday August 4, 2010 5:49 pm
I like squad except Findley, Bornstein and Marshall. I hope Jones gets some good time....I can't wait to see him. Again, Bradley chooses week MLS defenders. The next coach will know better....Good Luck USA!
Wednesday August 4, 2010 4:50 pm
This is a solid squad. I'm glad to see jermaine jones and Alejandro bedoya. Should be a great game and can't wait!
Wednesday August 4, 2010 3:42 pm
Great to see Jermaine Jones included! I'm look forward to finally seeing what this guy can do in a USA uniform.

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