US Roster Announced For England Friendly

US Roster Announced For England Friendly

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On May 20, 2008
  • 4 Comments
  • International Friendlies

Sorry for my delay on getting to this today. Lots have been going on as you can see. But rosters were finally given out today for the friendly with England on May 28 at Wembley Stadium (3pm, ESPN Classic). The 22-man roster chosen by U.S. national team coach Bob Bradley has a couple surprises but it mostly a Euro-based lineup with only a couple MLS players.

We pretty much expected this game to be the case. There had been talk of Bradley not calling in players who haven’t had experience in games overseas. Which would easily mean that there would be no Robbie Rogers and guys like that.

Its a solid roster. Then again England is bringing their stuff as well. The LA Galaxy will obviously be hurting next week with both Donovan and Beckham gone. It may be cool to see those two square off in the game though.

Here is the US roster:

GOALKEEPERS – Dominic Cervi (Out of Contract), Brad Guzan (Chivas USA), Tim Howard (Everton FC)

DEFENDERS – Carlos Bocanegra (Fulham FC), Dan Califf (FC Midtjylland), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover 96), Jay DeMerit (Watford FC), Oguchi Onyewu (Standard de Liege), Michael Orozco (San Luis), Heath Pearce (Hansa Rostock), Jonathan Spector (West Ham United)

MIDFIELDERS – Freddy Adu (SL Benfica), DaMarcus Beasley (Glasgow Rangers), Michael Bradley (SC Heerenveen), Ricardo Clark (Houston Dynamo), Benny Feilhaber (Derby County), Eddie Lewis (Derby County)

FORWARDS – Clint Dempsey (Fulham FC), Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy), Nate Jaqua (Out of Contract), Eddie Johnson (Fulham FC), Josh Wolff (Out of Contract)

Here is the England roster for the match:

ENGLAND

GOALKEEPERS – David James (Portsmouth), Joe Hart (Manchester City), Chris Kirkland (Wigan)

DEFENDERS – Wayne Bridge (Chelsea), Wes Brown (Manchester United), Ashley Cole (Chelsea), Rio Ferdinand (Manchester United), Phil Jagielka (Everton), Glen Johnson (Portsmouth), John Terry (Chelsea), Stephen Warnock (Blackburn), David Wheater (Middlesbrough), Jonathan Woodgate (Tottenham)

MIDFIELDERS – Gareth Barry (Aston Villa), David Beckham (Los Angeles Galaxy), David Bentley (Blackburn), Joe Cole (Chelsea), Stewart Downing (Middlesbrough), Owen Hargreaves (Manchester United), Tom Huddlestone (Tottenham), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Jermaine Jenas (Tottenham), Frank Lampard (Chelsea), Theo Walcott (Arsenal), Ashley Young (Aston Villa)

FORWARDS – Gabriel Agbonlahor (Aston Villa), Dean Ashton (West Ham), Peter Crouch (Liverpool), Jermain Defoe (Portsmouth), Michael Owen (Newcastle), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)

What do you all see in this game? It should be a good one!

  • Martek

    My first thought is a domestic one: Hoo boy, are the Gals in trouble, playing without both Goldenballs and Landy. Second thought is, if the US should somehow win, it would be the upset of the century, possibly even leading to Capello's firing. And the third is, Nate Jaqua? Has he ever gotten even a sniff of the national team? Now he's suddenly in the mix for this game? Are our options really that bad? Must be.<br />
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    Early prediction. I hate to say it, but if I had to pick, it would be England 3 nil. One for each lion.

  • My first thought is a domestic one: Hoo boy, are the Gals in trouble, playing without both Goldenballs and Landy. Second thought is, if the US should somehow win, it would be the upset of the century, possibly even leading to Capello’s firing. And the third is, Nate Jaqua? Has he ever gotten even a sniff of the national team? Now he’s suddenly in the mix for this game? Are our options really that bad? Must be.

    Early prediction. I hate to say it, but if I had to pick, it would be England 3 nil. One for each lion.

  • American Dust

    US 2-1.<br />
    <br />
    This could be a great moment for the US. No, England won't fire their coach over this game… and there's a good chance some key England players will miss this game after the Champions league final.<br />
    <br />
    Theres a lot of US players who could make a major break-through in terms of European club teams wanting them depending on this game. <br />
    <br />
    I wonder if Altidore's absense is to keep the pressure down on the MLS to sell him? Afterall, Adu is there and he'll be playing in the Olympics this summer too.

  • US 2-1.

    This could be a great moment for the US. No, England won’t fire their coach over this game… and there’s a good chance some key England players will miss this game after the Champions league final.

    Theres a lot of US players who could make a major break-through in terms of European club teams wanting them depending on this game.

    I wonder if Altidore’s absense is to keep the pressure down on the MLS to sell him? Afterall, Adu is there and he’ll be playing in the Olympics this summer too.