- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On June 20, 2008
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- World Cup qualifying
U.S. national team coach Bob Bradley has chosen his 18-man roster for Sunday’s World Cup qualifying second-leg match against Barbados.
Not too many surprises to mention as we knew earlier in the week that the bulk of last weekend’s roster was given a break or sent back to their clubs. A few Chicago Fire players called up like Chad Barrett and Chris Rolfe may shock some people. Nice to see John Thorrington get the call though.
I was expecting a few more guys that are in the look for the Olympic roster for this one. You would have thought this would be a great tune up game for some of them. Some will still say “why no Kenny Cooper”, well let me say this, I’m not shocked by his absence in this one because of the large US lead in this series. While it would make sense to call him up I am under the impression that Bradley looked at home to be needed more by his home club (FC Dallas) than by the National team this weekend. Smart move really.
Okay enough talk…here it is:
GOALKEEPERS: Brad Guzan (Chivas USA), Dominic Cervi (out of contract), Chris Seitz (Real Salt Lake)
DEFENDERS: Carlos Bocanegra (out of contract), Dan Califf (FC Midtjylland), Jay DeMerit (Watford FC), Drew Moor (FC Dallas) Oguchi Onyewu (Standard de Liege), Heath Pearce (Hansa Rostock)
MIDFIELDERS: DaMarcus Beasley (Glasgow Rangers), Michael Bradley (SC Heerenveen), Sacha Kljestan (Chivas USA), Eddie Lewis (Derby County), Danny Szetela (Brescia), John Thorrington (Chicago Fire)
FORWARDS: Freddy Adu (SL Benfica), Chad Barrett (Chicago Fire), Chris Rolfe (Chicago Fire)