Monday, June 8, 2009

Here’s the 23-man roster that is heading to South Africa today for the Confederations Cup. Not a lot of surprises. Maurice Edu, Frankie Hejduk and Brian Ching were omitted from the roster due to injuries, while Pablo Mastroeni, out of favor, also will not make the trip to South Africa.

Goalkeepers: Brad Guzan (Aston Villa, England), Tim Howard (Everton, England), Luis Robles (Kaiserslautern, Germany)

Defenders: Carlos Bocanegra (Rennes, France), Jonathan Bornstein (Chivas USA), Danny Califf (Midtjylland, Denmark), Jay DeMerit (Watford, England), Oguchi Onyewu (Standard Liege, Belgium), Heath Pearce (Hansa Rostock, Germany), Jonathan Spector (West Ham, England), Marvell Wynne (Toronto)

Midfielders: Freddy Adu (AS Monaco), DaMarcus Beasley (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland), Michael Bradley (Borussia Moenchengladbach, Germany), Ricardo Clark (Houston), Benny Feilhaber (Aarhus, Denmark), Sacha Kljestan (Chivas USA), Jose Francisco Torres (Pachuca, Mexico)

Forwards: Jozy Altidore (Xerez, Spain), Conor Casey (Colorado), Charlie Davies (Hammarby, Sweden), Clint Dempsey (Fulham, England), Landon Donovan (Los Angeles)

I think this is the first-team lineup I would want to see:


I think my first choice bench players would be DeMerit, Bornstein or Wynne on defense, Beasley and Clark in the midfield, and Davies up front. But, we shall see what Bob Bradley puts on the field for the first match against Italy on June 14th.

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