US Roster Announced For Argentina Friendly

US Roster Announced For Argentina Friendly

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On June 6, 2008
  • Argentina

U.S. Soccer has announced the 19-man roster for the Argentina friendly on Sunday and it is missing a few names fans and myself were hoping to see.

Here is the 19-man roster:

Goalkeepers– Dominic Cervi (out of contract), Brad Guzan (Chivas USA), Tim Howard (Everton FC)

Defenders– Dan Califf (FC Midtjylland), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover 96), Jay DeMerit (Watford FC), Frankie Hejduk (Columbus Crew), Oguchi Onyewu (Standard de Liege), Heath Pearce (Hansa Rostock)

Midfielders– Freddy Adu (SL Benfica), DaMarcus Beasley (Glasgow Rangers), Michael Bradley (SC Heerenveen), Maurice Edu (Toronto FC), Sacha Kljestan (Chivas USA), Eddie Lewis (Derby County), Pablo Mastroeni (Colorado Rapids)

Forwards– Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy), Clint Dempsey (Fulham FC), Eddie Johnson (Fulham FC)

No Kenny Cooper, no Robbie Rogers. I know Jozy Altidore was hurt yesterday but he’s not healthy enough for this one? Its all a bit surprising to see some of the same names. Thankfully no Nate Jaqua or Josh Wolff for this one.

I’m still confused about the three keeper call-up here for this game. Do we really need a back-up for the back-up?

Anyways, hopefully Donovan and Adu will be able to go a full 90 or at least the majority of the game. I think the US should be able to play fine with Argentina. Though after the other night when Argentina dominated Mexico, I really wonder how the US can stand up against this team.

What do you all see for this friendly on Sunday? Another loss? If so by how much?