Bradley names 20-man roster to face Guatemala
U.S. men's national team coach Bob Bradley has named a roster of 20 players for the World Cup qualifier against Guatemala on Nov. 19 in Commerce City, Colo. Kickoff at Dick's Sporting Goods Park is set for 7 p.m. MT, and the match will be shown live on ESPN Classic. Fans can also follow the match live on ussoccer.com's MatchTracker.
"This match gives us an opportunity to test many of our players in what will be a very hard game," said Bradley. "Guatemala will certainly be pressing for a victory, and we want to end this round on a positive note. Dick's Sporting Goods Park is one of the finest soccer facilities in the country, and we are looking forward to our first appearance there."
The U.S. has already secured first place in Group 1 of the Semifinal Round of FIFA World Cup qualifying, holding 12 points from five matches. The other participant from the group to advance will be determined on the final matchday, as Trinidad & Tobago holds a three point lead over Guatemala. The Guatemalans will be pressing for a victory against the U.S. and need a win to keep their World Cup hopes alive. T&T will be hosting Cuba on the same day.
The draw to determine the placement of teams in the CONCACAF Final Round hexagonal for 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying will take place on Nov. 22 at 1 p.m. local time in Johannesburg.
GOALKEEPERS (3): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Troy Perkins (Valerenga IF), Matt Pickens (out of contract),
DEFENDERS (6): Jonathan Bornstein (Chivas USA), Sean Franklin (Los Angeles Galaxy), Cory Gibbs (Colorado Rapids), Clarence Goodson (IK Start), Drew Moor (FC Dallas), Michael Parkhurst (New England Revolution),
MIDFIELDERS (5): Freddy Adu (AS Monaco), Ricardo Clark (Houston Dynamo), Sacha Kljestan (Chivas USA), Pablo Mastroeni (Colorado Rapids), John Thorrington (Chicago Fire),
FORWARDS (6): Jozy Altidore (Villarreal), Davy Arnaud (Kansas City Wizards), Conor Casey (Colorado Rapids), Brian Ching (Houston Dynamo), Kenny Cooper (FC Dallas), Chris Rolfe (Chicago Fire).