May 26, 2010

USMNT Roster Announced

As reported on ESPN about an hour and a half ago, Bob Bradley named his final 23-man roster last night. Before going into the roster, here's a few interesting facts about the "possible progression" of the USA's level of club play:


  • For the 2010 World Cup, 19 of the 23 players play outside of the United States. Only 4 play in Major League Soccer.
    • In 2006 and 2002, 11 MLS players made up the USA World Cup roster. 12 played outside of the US.
    • 1998 saw 16 playing in MLS, while only a modest 6 played outside of the US.
    • Though MLS came into existence in 1996, in the 1990 and 1994 World Cup's the US roster featured 20 and 15 domestic players respectively. 
That being said it looks as if a majority of the USMNT core has changed drastically in the span of 20 years. Good for the US national team, bad for MLS. Only 6 MLS players will be playing in the World Cup, 4 on the US, 1 on Honduras and 1 on Switzerland. 

Anyways, lets get into the Roster for the 2010 FIFA World Cup:


GOALKEEPERS



  • Tim Howard – Everton
  • Marcus Hahnemann – Wolverhampton Wanderers
  • Brad Guzan – Aston Villa 



DEFENDERS



  • Oguchi Onyewu – Milan
  • Carlos Bocanegra – Rennes 
  • Jay DeMerit – Watford
  • Jonathan Spector – West Ham United
  • Steve Cherundolo – Hannover 96
  • Clarence Goodson – Start
  • Jonathan Bornstein – Chivas USA


MIDFIELDERS




  • Michael Bradley – Borussia Monchengladbach
  • Maurice Edu – Rangers
  • Stuart Holden – Bolton Wanderers
  • Ricardo Clark – Entracht Frankfurt
  • Benny Feilhaber – AGF
  • Jose Torres – Pachuca
  • DaMarcus Beasley – Rangers
  • Clint Dempsey – Fulham
  • Landon Donovan – L.A. Galaxy


STRIKERS




  • Jozy Altidore – Villarreal
  • Edson Buddle – L.A. Galaxy
  • Herculez Gomez – Pachuca
  • Robbie Findley – Real Salt Lake

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