US Roster Released For Mexico Game

US Roster Released For Mexico Game

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On February 8, 2009
  • 4 Comments
  • 2010 World Cup, Crew Stadium, Mexico, World Cup qualifying

It’s finally here, the 20 guys that will go head-to-head in the opening game for the final round of World Cup qualifying this week against arch-rival Mexico. Columbus is sure to be buzzing with this news.

Goalkeepers: Tim Howard (Everton), Brad Guzan (Aston Villa).
Defenders: Carlos Bocanegra (Rennes), Oguchi Onyewu (Standard Liege), Frankie Hejduk (Columbus), Heath Pearce (Hansa Rostock), Danny Califf (Midtjylland), Jonathan Bornstein (Chivas USA), Marvell Wynne (Toronto).
Midfielders: Michael Bradley (Moenchengladbach), DaMarcus Beasley (Glasgow Rangers), Sacha Kljestan (Chivas USA), Jose Francisco Torres (Pachuca), Clint Dempsey (Fulham), Ricardo Clark (Houston), Robbie Rogers (Columbus).
Forwards: Brian Ching (Houston), Landon Donovan (Los Angeles/Bayern Munich), Charlie Davies (Hammarby), Jozy Altidore (Villarreal/Xerez).

A few MLSers mixed in with a slew of European based guys. For the most part I cannot complain one bit about this roster. Could Bob Bradley have called up a Freddy Adu or someone like that? Possibly but I think this bunch is as solid as it can be.

What do you make of this roster?

  • Jason D

    Did a little comparison about the makeup of this squad and where they play their club ball versus the first Mexico qualifier in '05. Not sure it means anything, but it's interesting to see how many more European-based players are being called in for big internationals than just four years ago.

  • Did a little comparison about the makeup of this squad and where they play their club ball versus the first Mexico qualifier in ’05. Not sure it means anything, but it’s interesting to see how many more European-based players are being called in for big internationals than just four years ago.

  • joel es latest socce

    This would be my guess on a formation that Bob will role out.<br />
    <br />
    &mdash;&mdash;&mdash;-Ching&mdash;&mdash;&mdash;&mdash;<br />
    <br />
    Beasley&mdash;-Donovan&ndash;Dempsey<br />
    <br />
    &mdash;&mdash;Kljestan&ndash;Bradley&mdash;&mdash;-<br />
    <br />
    Pearce-Boca&mdash;Oneyewu&mdash;Hejduk<br />
    <br />
    &mdash;&mdash;&mdash;-Howard&mdash;&mdash;&mdash;&mdash;

  • This would be my guess on a formation that Bob will role out.

    ———-Ching————

    Beasley—-Donovan–Dempsey

    ——Kljestan–Bradley——-

    Pearce-Boca—Oneyewu—Hejduk

    ———-Howard————