Confederations Cup Players Added To Gold Cup Roster

Confederations Cup Players Added To Gold Cup Roster

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On July 2, 2009
  • 4 Comments
  • 2009 Gold Cup, Benny Feilhaber, Brad Guzan, Conor Casey, Jonathan Bornstein, Jozy Altidore, Ricardo Clark, Sacha Kljestan

Instead of bringing up some more MLS guys looking for their first shot with the Nats or some guys in need of finding their form again, Bob Bradley has called on seven Confederation Cup players to fill out the additional seven roster spots for his Gold Cup roster.

Here is the list:

Jozy Altidore
Jonathan Bornstein
Conor Casey
Ricardo Clark
Benny Feilhaber
Brad Guzan
Sacha Kljestan

These seven players will not be traveling with the 23-man U.S. Gold Cup squad, but will join the team for specific games during the tournament. I honeestly don’t know how that will work but I am guessing some of the west coast guys will join the team when they play in Seattle and others will join when they are in the east coast playing in DC or in Boston.

Are you happy with these additions or wish some other guys got a shot at this tournament?

  • Kartik Krishnaiyer

    I would have preferred to see more MLS guys to test them at the international level or even with the extra spots a top USL player or two like Gaudette with Puerto Rico who was awesome in the CONCACAF CL. I also think CONCACAF needs to handle this better- either announce the exemption before the Confed Cup or not at all- adding 7 squad spots two days before the tournament is bizarre.

  • GMH

    BB should be looking to shrink the pool not expand it to weaker players who play in low level leagues. If players want a look they need to play in bigger leagues first.

  • I would have preferred to see more MLS guys to test them at the international level or even with the extra spots a top USL player or two like Gaudette with Puerto Rico who was awesome in the CONCACAF CL. I also think CONCACAF needs to handle this better- either announce the exemption before the Confed Cup or not at all- adding 7 squad spots two days before the tournament is bizarre.

  • GMH

    BB should be looking to shrink the pool not expand it to weaker players who play in low level leagues. If players want a look they need to play in bigger leagues first.