BRIAN SCIARETTA - Thursday, September 30, 2010
US national teach coach Bob Bradley announced a 20-man US roster that will compete in the upcoming October friendlies.
Regulars such as Steve Cherudolo, Michael Bradley, Clint Dempsey, Jozy Altidore, and captain Carlos Bocanegra will lead the United States.
The roster includes notable inclusions in Jermaine Jones, Brek Shea, and Erich Lichaj who will be looking to earn their first caps with the national team.
Shea and Lichaj have been two of the more anticipated young players to come up through the ranks. Lichaj is on the 25 man roster at Aston Villa but has yet to make a league appearance for the club. Shea, who was on last year's U20 national team, is enjoying a breakout year for FC Dallas.
Jones, 28, has had his US debut delayed for over a year due to injuries since he switched to representing the US from Germany.
The roster will also see the return of Heath Pearce, Eddie Johnson, and Michael Parkhurst who were regulars during the last cycle but did not make the final World Cup team.
The US will be without its best player in Landon Donovan who will remain with the Galaxy who are reaching the conclusion of their MLS season.
The US will face Poland in Chicago on October 9th and then face Colombia three days later in Philadelphia on the 12th.
Guzan, Brad Aston Villa (England)
Howard, Tim Everton (England)
Bocanegra, Carlos Saint-Etienne (France)
Cherundolo, Steve Hannover (Germany)
Goodson, Clarence IK Start (Norway)
Lichaj, Eric Aston Villa (England)
Onyewu, Oguchi AC Milan (Italy)
Parkhurst, Michael FC Nordsjaelland (Denmark)
Pearce, Heath FC Dallas (MLS)
Spector, Jonathan West Ham United (England)
Bedoya, Alejandro Örebro (Sweden)
Bradley, Michael Borussia Moenchengladbach (Germany)
Edu, Maurice Rangers (Scotland)
Feilhaber, Benny AGF Aarhus (Denmark)
Holden, Stuart Bolton Wanderers (England)
Jones, Jermaine Schalke 04 (Germany)
Shea, Brek FC Dallas (MLS)
Altidore, Jozy Villarreal (Spain)
Dempsey, Clint Fulham (England)
Johnson, Eddie Fulham (England)