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30-man USMNT World Cup roster released

The 30-man USMNT roster was announced Tuesday afternoon at 2pm. Players will report to training camp in Princeton, NJ on May 15 with on-field training beginning two days later.

A final 23-man roster must be announced by June 1.

GOALKEEPERS (3): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Marcus Hahnemann (Wolverhampton)

DEFENDERS (9): Carlos Bocanegra (Rennes), Jonathan Bornstein (Chivas USA), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover), Jay DeMerit (Watford), Clarence Goodson (IK Start), Chad Marshall (Columbus Crew), Oguchi Onyewu (AC Milan), Heath Pearce (FC Dallas), Jonathan Spector (West Ham United)

MIDFIELDERS (12): DaMarcus Beasley (Rangers), Alejandro Bedoya (Örebro), Michael Bradley (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Ricardo Clark (Houston Dynamo), Clint Dempsey (Fulham), Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy), Maurice Edu (Rangers), Benny Feilhaber (Aarhus), Stuart Holden (Bolton), Sacha Kljestan (Chivas USA), Robbie Rogers (Columbus Crew), José Torres (Pachuca)

FORWARDS (6): Jozy Altidore (Villarreal), Edson Buddle (Los Angeles Galaxy), Brian Ching (Houston Dynamo), Robbie Findley (Real Salt Lake), Herculez Gomez (Puebla), Eddie Johnson (Aris Thessaloniki)

We’ll have more to say about the initial selections in the coming days. In the meanwhile, what do you think?


  1. Mike Servedio says:

    It must have been Beasley’s terrific form for Rangers at the end of the season that got him into the line up, huh?

    Hopefully Beasley, Eddie Johnson, and Brian Ching have little chance of making the next cut, because they hardly deserve to be on this list.

    Glad that Buddle and Gomez are at least getting a shot. They’ve earned it with their form.

  2. I would like to add Robbie Findley to that list of players who MUST stay home. He had his many chances to prove himself for the national team and he bombed. Now he looks like an average forward in the MLS who can’t get on the scorers sheet. He has neither past production nor current form to which he can stake his claim for inclusion.

  3. Adam Cann says:

    Findley is one of those guys who you can argue for by saying, “He has speed, and nobody else really brings that element like he does…” but when it comes down to it, would you ever put him in a game? A World Cup game? Come on! No way. No. Way.

    I hope Ching doesn’t go. If he goes and scores I’m sure Liverpool will pick him up in the offseason. That would be perfect.

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