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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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? ;)
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.
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.
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!
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.
Late call up to the National Team Camp, but scoring so many goals this past season in Mexico put him on the map. I just hope he knows that goalies in the World Cup are a little different than the goalies down in Mexico. The World Cup goalies know how to stop balls from crossing the goal line. Will he be in the starting 11? I think he just might.
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.