US Roster Announced For Cuba Game

US Roster Announced For Cuba Game

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On October 3, 2008
  • 4 Comments
  • 2010 World Cup, CONCACAF, Cuba, US National Team, World Cup qualifying

The cries are already pouring in about this roster for next week’s World Cup qualifier against Cuba. RFK is the venue for next Saturday’s contest that should see the US through to the final stages of qualifying.

Here’s the roster, go ahead, complain about no Kenny Cooper.

The roster:
Keepers:
Brad Guzan – Aston Villa
Tim Howard – Everton
Troy Perkins – Valerenga

Defenders:
Carlos Bocanegra – Rennes
Dan Califf – Midtjylland
Steve Cherundolo – Hannover
Jay DeMerit – Watford
Frankie Hejduk – Columbus Crew
Oguchi Onyewu – Standard Liege
Michael Orozco – San Luis
Heath Pearce – Hansa Rostock

Midfielders:
Freddy Adu – Monaco
DaMarcus Beasley – Rangers
Michael Bradley – Monchengladbach
Maurice Edu – Rangers
Sacha Kljestan – Chivas USA
Danny Szetela – Brescia
Jose Francisco Torres – Pachuca

Fowards:
Jozy Altidore – Villarreal
Brian Ching – Houston Dynamo
Charlie Davies – Hammarby
Clint Dempsey – Fulham
Landon Donovan – Los Angeles Galaxy

I like the additions of Davies and Altidore. Yes Brian Ching is getting a bit old but I will take that over Bradley calling in Eddie Johnson for the 100th time. Big news is also surrounding the call-up of Jose Francisco Torres. Some felt Torres would end up calling Mexico as his home instead of the US (he holds a duel citizenship). I like that Bradley is giving him a chance to show his stuff and it’s great he decided on the US instead of Mexico too!

What do you all make of this roster? Predictable? Better than before?

  • Kevin

    Ok, at least Bradley did something smart and called up Jozy and Davies. i was impressed by both of them at the Olympics, and we all know Jozy can be successful for the national team (he has what- 3 caps? And he scored that sick goal against Mexico). Adu is also a smart move, although I don't see how he gets a start with landycakes out there. maybe a sub? <br />
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    And thank God Torres decided on the US! We could use some more depth everywhere. Let's just hope Nevin Subotic chooses the US over Germany, however unlikely.

  • Kevin

    Ok, at least Bradley did something smart and called up Jozy and Davies. i was impressed by both of them at the Olympics, and we all know Jozy can be successful for the national team (he has what- 3 caps? And he scored that sick goal against Mexico). Adu is also a smart move, although I don’t see how he gets a start with landycakes out there. maybe a sub?

    And thank God Torres decided on the US! We could use some more depth everywhere. Let’s just hope Nevin Subotic chooses the US over Germany, however unlikely.

  • Ricky

    I wanted to say that DaMarcus Beasley thus far has been the biggest disappointment for US soccer. It seems that everytime he plays he is horrified, I can see the fear that consumes him &quot;it is pitiful&quot;. Someone who needs to be aware of that is Freddy Adu, he starting to show signs of the same affliction. I hope that the US officials or whomever is in charge, they take care of Charles Renken and make sure he is psychologically ready and do not wait until he is 21 or 22 to call him for the Mens National team. I would guess that as soon as the US qualifies for the next round, Bradley should call him and let him experience a bit of the competition.

  • Ricky

    I wanted to say that DaMarcus Beasley thus far has been the biggest disappointment for US soccer. It seems that everytime he plays he is horrified, I can see the fear that consumes him “it is pitiful”. Someone who needs to be aware of that is Freddy Adu, he starting to show signs of the same affliction. I hope that the US officials or whomever is in charge, they take care of Charles Renken and make sure he is psychologically ready and do not wait until he is 21 or 22 to call him for the Mens National team. I would guess that as soon as the US qualifies for the next round, Bradley should call him and let him experience a bit of the competition.