USA World Cup Roster Announcement
Hi all. Daryl here. I’m watching ESPN Sportscenter right now and will be LiveBlogging as Bob Bradley announces his final 23 man roster for South Africa.
Please leave all and any reactions in the comments. And no booing when Brian Ching’s name is announced.
Players are lined up on the edge of a penalty area for the announcement. Like
in a playground on The Bachelor.
Keepers: Brad Guzan, Marcus Hahnemann, Tim Howard
Defenders: Calos Bocanegra, Jonathan Bornstein, Steve Cherundolo, Jay DeMerit (Watford of the EPL? ESPN fail), Clarence Goodson, Oguchi Onyewu (and beard), Jonathan Spector.
Midfielders: DaMarcus Beasley, Michael Bradley, Ricardo Clark, Clint Dempsey, Landon Donovan, Maurice Edu, Benny Feilhaber, Stuart Holden, Jose Francisco Torres.
Forwards: Jozy Altidore, Edson Buddle, Robbie Findley, Herculez Gomez.
No Brian Ching. I kid you not.
Guys that were cut: Heath Pearce, Chad Marshall, Alejandro Bedoya, Sacha Kljestan, Robbie Rogers, Brian Ching, Eddie Johnson.
Official USSoccer link to prove I’m not making this up. Plus, post-announcement quote from Bob Bradley:
“We have been working for almost four years to reach this point, and we are grateful to all the players who have been part of the process. There is a tremendous amount of respect for the efforts and professionalism that everyone has put into building this team,” said Bradley. “It’s important in any team building process to get to the final 23, and clearly there were some tough decisions to make. We are confident that this is a group of players that will work together and be committed to doing whatever it takes to be successful. We feel the roster has a good balance of players who have been a part of previous World Cups, those who have gained great experience in qualifying and Confederations Cup and some newer faces that have proved they belong. We are extremely excited to play the final Send-Off match in Philadelphia and then begin the great challenge of playing in the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.”
- More World Cup 2010 rosters.
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