ROSTER NAMED FOR OCTOBER FRIENDLIES
RECAPS
EXTRA TIME
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.

GOALKEEPERS

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

DEFENDERS

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)

MIDFIELDERS

Bedoya, Alejandro Írebro (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)

FORWARDS

Altidore, Jozy Villarreal (Spain)
Dempsey, Clint Fulham (England)
Johnson, Eddie Fulham (England)
Lou
Saturday October 2, 2010 10:09 am
Is Charlie Davies still not playing in France? Where is he on this roster? It seems he rushed Onyewu back to play in the World Cup, but can't find a spot for Davies.
$herman Maje$ty
Saturday October 2, 2010 8:14 am
We need to get George John (FC Dallas) on the USA National Team!!
Jon
Friday October 1, 2010 10:32 pm
EJ is the only yank to have scored against Argentina in the squad. All he needs is a little confidence because the opportunity is there for him at Fulham with Dembele and Zamora hurt. What better opportunity and what other forwards could be brought in anyways?

Bob needs to work in the core players with some new players, not start from scratch especially after a successful campaign. How will Jones, Bedoya, Lichaj, Parkhurst fit in.
braun
Friday October 1, 2010 4:27 pm
Excellent roster from our rehired coach. Lichaj, Bedoya, Shea, Jones are all good subs for these friendlies. Don't know about Parkhurst and Pearce?
Brent
Friday October 1, 2010 4:20 pm
Good we have 3 new guys in there. Don't want to bring too many new players at one time. Bleed them in slowly and see how they do. There is no rush.
Jonboy
Friday October 1, 2010 12:37 pm
Agree with other posts - not the most exciting choices. Glad to see Shea and lichaj get a shot. Given our current talent, we should be playing a Christmas tree formation w/ for defenders, three mids spread wide (probably Bradley, jones, and edu from right to left), Dempsey and donovan as center forwards right behind a striker, probably Jozy or another big holdup guy. Then we can revert to 4-4-2 or 4-5-1 when ahead or missing players. This would maximize talent in best positions.
Yadaki
Friday October 1, 2010 6:49 am
Wow what a shocker, Bob Bradley selects the same players he always selects. What's the point of this? This is the time when we need to be bringing in young talented players to access and get national team experience. US Soccer one step forwards, two steps back as usual. It's time for an administrative change in US soccer.
Mojofc
Thursday September 30, 2010 7:18 pm
Yay Eddie Johnson! So glad to have Bob for another 4 years! When was the last time EJ scored a meaningful goal again?
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