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US National Team World Cup Roster

  • May 26, 2010
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The following is a list of the 23 players who were selected by US Men's National Team head coach Bob Bradley to represent the USA in the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. I personally feel pretty good about the 23 that were selected. I think this team can do a great job over in South Africa this summer and I am excited to see them play against some of the great national teams ever. Feel free to comment below if you have anything to say about these guys!
Carlos Bocanegra
The Captain! There is going to be a lot of pressure on Carlos to lead this team as far as possible in this World Cup. The most important thing though is that he keeps his defense in line because this looks to be the US's weak point.
Oguchi Onyewu
A little bit of a shocker after coming back from a bad injury. The US needs his huge size in the back but I think he's still a little nervous about getting injured again. I hope Gooch can step out of the nervousness and step it up!
Jay DeMerit
Jay is a good pick for the defense. He's one of those players who can pull some clutch moves. On the other hand he needs to stay consistent with clearing the ball.
Steve Cherundolo
Cherundolo has been to 2 World Cups and this will be his 3rd. He has a lot of experience as a defender and should be a good pick for the starting 11.
Jonathan Spector
Not surprised on this pick. I think Bob Bradley really likes this guy and sees a lot of potential in him. I just hope he can bring it!
Clarence Goodson
Goodson had a great game against the Czech Rep. in the World Cup Send Off Series. He really stepped up when he knew his defense was starting to fail. I'm pretty pumped to see how Goodson does in South Africa.
Jonathan Bornstein
Half surprised on this call and half not surprised. For some reason Bob Bradley loves playing Bornstein. I guess I would have picked him over a few other guys but I don't think he should start. He just hasn't shown us a lot in the last couple of games including his MLS games.
Landon Donovan
I don't think I need to say much here. Best player on the team.
Michael Bradley
He didn't just get picked because he's the coaches son, Michael Bradley is a solid midfield player who has a bit of a bad boy attitude. As long as he keeps his cool on terrible calls by the ref, I think he'll do great!
Stuart Holden
I love this little dude. Holden is a great pick and he is truly at the start of a great career. He had a great game in the Czech Rep. game and I'm really excited to watchHolden get out on the field!
Ricardo Clark
I expected this pick. I'll always remember Ricardo's long shot goal against Trinidad and Tobago in World Cup qualifying to win the game for the US. It was truly a great goal.
Benny Feilhaber
Great member of this team. Benny had some good plays in the Confederations Cup last summer and I think is a going to be a great player for this team. Who wouldn't love to see him score against Brazil the country he was born in? ;)
Jose Francisco Torres
Pretty good, young player. I doubt we'll see much play time from him, but you never know when Bradley will throw him in to rest up other midfielders for other games.
Clint Dempsey
The Deuce! Everyone knew he'd be on this team. Last World Cup Clint only scored one goal against Ghana. The US really needs him to step up and score goals like he did in the Confederations Cup. I think Dempsey will wow us all in this World Cup.
Jozy Altidore
Once again, no surprise here. Our big boy up front who can score goals. There is only one thing Jozy need to keep his mind on this World Cup. It's not Twitter, or Facebook or where he's going to play next season. He need to focus on scoring goals and scoring as many goals a possible. He is really holding a lot of weight on his shoulders at this World Cup and not only the fans, but his team as well expect him to be putting balls in the back of the net.
Robbie Findley
I'm a bit surprised at this one. Definitely a top player in the MLS but haven't seen much out of him this season. Funny side note, As I'm writing this right now "Findley" is a trending topic worldwide on Twitter. Good for him!
Edson Buddle
WOW!!! Out of no where!!! As an LA Galaxy fan I am really excited for Edson. I think he barely made it on this team, but that's cool, at least he's on it right? He'll probably be Jozy's sub while in South Africa but I'll be really excited to see him git on the pitch for the US and maybe even score a goal. After all he is named after the great one.. Pele.
DaMarcus Beasley
I'm excited for Beasley. Some said he wasn't going to make it, but may I remind you of the friendly against The Netherlands. That was probably Beasley's best National Team game and if he can bring it like that in this World Cup he will be a great asset to the team.
Tim Howard
No Shock here. Timmy Howard will get the job done in South Africa this summer.
Brad Guzan
Solid number 2 choice. I doubt he'll see any playtime but you never know.
Marcus Hahnemann
This guy has a ton of experience. Glad to see him going along for the ride.

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June 17, 2010
I'm sooooo gonna study this list so that I can completely bewilder my guy friends with my extensive knowledge of the USA roster. ;)
June 02, 2010
I totally change my opinion. Thought Findley looked very good in the friendly against Turkey, even if he over dribbled on a couple of occasions.
June 02, 2010
That's funny you said that. I was literally about to reply to my comment below with the same thing. If the US can play like they did against Turkey, we may actually have a shot at this!
June 03, 2010
Well, play like they did offensively in the second half. The first half was abysmal all around and the defense was pretty crappy the entire time.
June 03, 2010
Ya, the 1st half was terrible. I meant to say if we play like we did in the 2nd half.
May 28, 2010
The Findley choice was/is bizarre to me. I'd rather of seen Eddie Johnson in there. I thought he looked great in the Czech game and, he played very well with Buddle.
May 28, 2010
I'd have to agree. Eddie Johnson can play a few different position too. Findley also hasn't been doing that hot in the MLS this season so I don't know.
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