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Frankie Hejduk Added to U.S. Roster For World Cup Qualifiers Against Honduras and Costa Rica

U.S. Veteran to Join Squad Tonight in Miami

CHICAGO (Oct. 6, 2009) – U.S. National Team head coach Bob Bradley has added veteran defender Frankie Hejduk to the U.S. training camp roster for the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying matches against Honduras on Sat., Oct. 10 at Estadio Olimpico in San Pedro Sula and on Wed., Oct. 14 at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C.

This is the fourth FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign for Hejduk who has 84 career caps (second most on the roster for the Honduras match) and seven international goals. He has appeared for the USA 17 times in World Cup qualifying, most recently in the 3-0 victory on April 1 against Trinidad & Tobago. Just days prior to that game in Nashville, Hejduk set up one goal and scored the equalizer in the 2-2 draw against El Salvador on March 28 in San Salvador.

The addition of the 35-year-old Hejduk brings the U.S. roster training in Miami to 22 players. The Columbus Crew captain will arrive in Miami this evening and begin training with the U.S. team tomorrow. Bradley will name an 18-man game day roster for each match.