- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On August 15, 2007
- 2 Comments
I know this is a day or so old but its still worth throwing out seeing how I am both American and Swedish. Needless to say I was very pumped to see the lads take on my boys from the Scandinavian part of the globe.
As expected for the match the US have released a Euro-heavy roster with a couple MLSers.
Goalkeepers (2) – Marcus Hahnemann (Reading FC), Tim Howard (Everton FC)
Defenders (6) – Carlos Bocanegra (Fulham FC), Jonathan Bornstein (Chivas USA), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover 96), Jay DeMerit (Watford FC), Oguchi Onyewu (Standard de Liege), Jonathan Spector (West Ham United)
Midfielders (6) – DaMarcus Beasley (Glasgow Rangers), Michael Bradley (SC Heerenveen), Bobby Convey (Reading FC), Clint Dempsey (Fulham FC), Benny Feilhaber (Derby County), Pablo Mastroeni (Colorado Rapids)
Forwards (5) – Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy), Charlie Davies (Hammarby IF), Kamani Hill (VfL Wolfsburg), Josh Wolff (1860
Munich), Sal Zizzo (Hannover 96)
Three MLSers on the roster. LA, Chivas and Colorado all get hit with losses. I am guessing that Chivas may take the biggest hit out of the three since they are the only club out of those three in the playoff hunt right now.
I think this is a solid roster of vets and some newbies. Very good choices for next Tuesday.
As for the Swedes they have a roster with a lot of their main-guns.
GOALKEEPERS (2): Rami Shaaban (Fredrikstad FK), Johan Wiland (IF Elfsborg)
DEFENDERS (6): Matias Concha (VfL Bochum), Erik Edman (Stade Rennais FC), Petter Hansson (Stade Rennais FC), Daniel Majstorovic (FC Basel), Olof Mellberg (Aston Villa), Mikael Nilsson (Panathanaikos)
MIDFIELDERS (9): Niclas Alexandersson (IFK Göteborg), Daniel Andersson (Malmö FF), Kennedy Bakircioglü (Ajax Amsterdam), Dusan Djuric (Halmstads BK), Samuel Holmén (IF Elfsborg), Kim Källström (Lyon), Tobias Linderoth (Galatasary), Fredrik Ljungberg (West Ham United), Christian Wilhelmsson (Bolton FC)
FORWARDS (5): Marcus Allbäck (FC Copenhagen), Johan Elmander (Tolouse), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Inter Milan), Rade Prica (Aalborg BK), Markus Rosenberg (Werder Bremen)
Game is on really. Both countries mean business. I am in a pickle on who to root for. Either way I think I will be pleased.
Your thoughts on next week’s friendly…excited? Don’t care? Wishing it was a different country?