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Bradley Names 19-Man Roster For Second Match of 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualifying Against Barbados

CHICAGO (June 20, 2008) – U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Bob Bradley named 19 players to the squad that will travel to face Barbados in the second leg of CONCACAF’s second round of 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying. Kickoff at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados, is slated for 3 p.m. ET, and the match will be broadcast live on ESPN Classic and Galavision. Fans can also follow the match live on ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker.

Following the U.S. MNT’s 8-0 victory against Barbados on June 15, Bradley opted to release 10 players, and the current squad has been in southern Florida preparing for this Sunday’s game. The team travels to Barbados on Friday following training. Tim Howard continues to rehabilitate a lower back sprain suffered prior to the Barbados match, while Eddie Johnson has been ruled out due to illness.

“We understand that we need to have a maturity about us to go and finish the job,” said Bradley. “We also have the chance to give some different players an opportunity in World Cup qualifying, which we believe will keep us fresh and sharp."

The roster still retains a core of experienced players, with two-time World Cup veteran Eddie Lewis leading the way with 79 caps. Lewis had an assist in last Sunday’s victory, and is the only player on the roster to have played in Barbados – he was part of the team in 2000 that traveled to the island needing a win to advance to the final round of CONCACAF qualifying. 

Not far behind Lewis is midfielder DaMarcus Beasley, who has appeared in 76 games for the U.S. The Glasgow Rangers winger is slowly working himself back into game shape following a lengthy layoff from injury, and has appeared in the last four games for his country. U.S. team captain Carlos Bocanegra and Oguchi Onyewu have also been retained. Onyewu, who scored in back-to-back games against Mexico and Poland earlier this year, leads the U.S. in 2008 in minutes played (482).

In all, there are eight players on the roster who saw time in last weekend’s game. Goalkeeper Brad Guzan went 90 minutes en route to keeping a clean sheet in his first World Cup qualifying experience, while defender Heath Pearce had an assist and midfielder Michael Bradley chipped in with his second career goal for the United States. The 20-year-old is coming off one of the most prolific seasons ever for a U.S. player in Europe, recording 20 goals in all competitions and helping earn Heerenveen a place in the UEFA Cup.

Six players on the roster – Freddy Adu, Chad Barrett, Dominic Cervi, Maurice Edu, Sacha Kljestan and Chris Seitz - were part of the Under-23 team that helped the U.S book a ticket to Beijing by reaching the finals of the CONCACAF Qualifying tournament in March. Bradley and Danny Szetela are also age eligible for the U-23 tournament in the Olympics. Szetela is coming off a successful loan spell at Serie B outfit Brescia, and has one cap to his name, having appeared in last year’s 1-0 victory against Switzerland on Oct. 17, 2007 in Basel, in which he helped set up the goal.

The U.S. is pursuing qualification for its sixth-consecutive FIFA World Cup, and is coming off the most successful qualifying campaign in team history. During the last cycle, the U.S. compiled a 12-2-4 record over 18 matches with 10 shutouts, scoring 35 goals, while allowing just 11. The U.S. finished undefeated at home during the qualifying campaign, going 8-0-1, with all eight victories coming by shutout. In the seventh match of the final round hexagonal, goals by Steve Ralston and DaMarcus Beasley gave the U.S. a 2-0 victory against Mexico on Sept. 3, 2005, marking the first time since 1934 that the U.S. was the first team from the CONCACAF region to qualify for the FIFA World Cup.

** Note: Brek Shea was added to the roster late Friday.

U.S. Men’s National Team vs. Barbados
FIFA World Cup Qualifier
June 22, 2008

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Birthdate Caps / Goals Hometown Club
Adu, Freddy M 5'8" 140 06/02/89 8/0 Potomac, Md. SL Benfica (Portugal
Beasley, DaMarcus M 5'8" 145 05/24/82 76/15 Ft. Wayne, Ind. Glasgow Rangers (Scotland)
Barrett, Chad F 5'11" 180 04/30/85 0/0 Beaverton, Ore. Chicago Fire (MLS)
Bocanegra, Carlos D 6'0" 170 05/25/79 58/9 Alta Loma, Calif. Out of Contract
Bradley, Michael M 6'2" 175 07/31/87 20/2 Cedar Grove, N.J. SC Heerenveen (Holland)
Califf, Danny D 6'1" 175 03/17/80 19/1 Orange, Calif. FC Midtjylland (Denmark)
Cervi, Dominic GK 6'6" 205 07/09/86 0/0 Norman, Okla. Out of Contract
DeMerit, Jay D 6'0" 185 12/04/79 8/0 Green Bay, Wis. Watford FC (England)
Guzan, Brad GK 6'4" 210 09/09/84 8/0 Homer Glen, Ill. Chivas USA (MLS)
Kljestan, Sacha M 6'1" 150 09/09/85 6/0 Huntington Beach, Calif. Chivas USA (MLS)
Lewis, Eddie M 5'10" 155 05/17/74 79/9 Cerritos, Calif. Derby County (England)
Moor, Drew D 6'0" 170 01/15/84 4/0 Dallas, Texas FC Dallas (MLS)
Onyewu, Oguchi D 6'4" 210 05/13/82 34/4 Olney, Md. Standard de Liege (Belgium)
Pearce, Heath D 5'10" 175 08/13/84 15/0 Modesto, Calif. Hansa Rostock (Germany)
Rolfe, Chris F 5'8" 145 01/17/83 7/0 Kettering, Ohio Chicago Fire (MLS)
Seitz, Chris GK 6'4" 210 03/02/87 0/0 San Luis Obispo, Calif. Real Salt Lake (MLS)
Shea, Brek F 6'3" 180 02/20/90 0/0 College Station, Texas FC Dallas (MLS)
Szetela, Danny M 5'11" 172 06/07/87 1/0 Clifton, N.J. Brescia (Italy)
Thorrington, John M 5'8" 150 10/17/79 1/0 Palos Verdes, Calif. Chicago Fire (MLS)


U.S. ROSTER BY POSITION
GOALKEEPERS (3): Dominic Cervi (out of contract: 0/0), Brad Guzan (Chivas USA: 1/1 SO), Chris Seitz (Real Salt Lake: 0/0)
DEFENDERS (6): Carlos Bocanegra (out of contract: 12/1), Dan Califf (FC Midtjylland: 1/0), Jay DeMerit (Watford FC: 0/0), Drew Moor (FC Dallas: 0/0) Oguchi Onyewu (Standard de Liege: 8/0), Heath Pearce (Hansa Rostock: 1/0)
MIDFIELDERS (6): DaMarcus Beasley (Glasgow Rangers: 15/4), Michael Bradley (SC Heerenveen: 1/1), Sacha Kljestan (Chivas USA: 0/0), Eddie Lewis (Derby County: 18/2), Danny Szetela (Brescia: 0/0), John Thorrington (Chicago Fire: 0/0)
FORWARDS (3): Freddy Adu (SL Benfica: 1/0), Chad Barrett (Chicago Fire: 0/0), Chris Rolfe (Chicago Fire: 0/0)

Bradley Names 21-Man Roster to Prepare for First Match of 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualifying Campaign

CHICAGO (June 10, 2008) — U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Bob Bradley has named 21 players to train in advance of the USA’s first match of the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign against Barbados on Sunday, June 15. Kickoff at The Home Depot Center is set for 2 p.m. PT, and the match will be broadcast live on ESPN2 and Galavision. Fans can also follow the match live on ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker. The U.S. team arrived into Los Angeles on Monday and will begin training Tuesday at U.S. Soccer’s National Training Center. The second leg of the series will be played on June 22 in Barbados.

Tickets ranging in price levels from $19 to $66 are on sale at ussoccer.com, by phone (213-480-3232 in L.A.; 714-740-2000 in Orange County; 619-220-8497 in San Diego), and at all Ticketmaster ticket centers throughout Southern California (including Macy’s, Wherehouse Music, FYE and Ritmo Latino). Fans can also buy tickets at The Home Depot Center Box Office on Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Groups of 20 or more can obtain a group order form at ussoccer.com or call 312-528-1290.

The roster largely resembles the team that battled No. 1-ranked Argentina to a 0-0 draw on June 8 at Giants Stadium, with 19 of 21 players selected from that group. U.S. captain Carlos Bocanegra returns to the fold, while Houston Dynamo striker Brian Ching has also been added to the mix.

All told, there are 13 players on the roster with experience in World Cup qualifying. Landon Donovan, who became the fourth youngest male player in history to reach 100 caps when he went 90 minutes against Argentina, leads the roster with 20 all-time World Cup qualifying appearances. His seven career goals in World Cup qualifying are also a team best, tied with Eddie Johnson. The Fulham-based striker became the first player in U.S. history to score three goals as a substitute when he recorded a hat trick in the 6-0 semifinal round qualifying victory against Panama on Oct. 13, 2004, at RFK Stadium. Eddie Lewis is the second-leading capwinner in qualifying on the roster (17), while Frankie Hejduk is entering his fourth qualifying campaign. Glasgow Rangers midfielder DaMarcus Beasley, who continues to improve his form after returning from a knee injury suffered last November, appeared in 13 matches in the 2006 cycle.

Tim Howard, who is coming off a sparkling performance against Argentina that included seven saves en route to earning Sierra Mist Man of the Match Honors, begins the road to South Africa as the first choice ‘keeper for the United States. The Everton-based goalkeeper boasts 18 career wins and 11 shutouts in 31 appearances at the full international level. In front of Howard stands a backline with growing experience as a unit. Steve Cherundolo, Oguchi Onyewu and Heath Pearce all started the matches against England, Spain and Argentina. Onyewu helped marshal Standard de Liege to their first Belgian League title in 25 years. Danny Califf, who partnered with Onyewu against Argentina, captained Aalborg to their fourth Danish league crown before moving to his new club, FC Midtjylland.

Eight players on the roster are in search of their first taste of qualifying at the full international level. The roster boasts five players who are age-eligible to compete in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, led by SC Heerenveen midfielder Michael Bradley. The 20-year-old is coming off one of the most prolific seasons ever for a U.S. player in Europe, recording 20 goals in all competitions and helping earn Heerenveen a place in the UEFA Cup. Four players on the roster – Freddy Adu, Dominic Cervi, Maurice Edu and Sacha Kljestan- were part of the Under-23 team that helped the U.S book a ticket to Beijing by reaching the finals of the CONCACAF Qualifying tournament in March.

Beginning their effort to qualify for their sixth-consecutive World Cup, the U.S. is coming off the most successful qualifying campaign in team history. During the last cycle, the U.S. compiled a 12-2-4 record over 18 matches with 10 shutouts, scoring 35 goals, while allowing just 11. The U.S. finished undefeated at home during the qualifying campaign, going 8-0-1, with all eight victories coming by shutout. In the seventh match of the final round hexagonal, goals by Steve Ralston and DaMarcus Beasley gave the U.S. a 2-0 victory against Mexico on Sept. 3, 2005, marking the first time since 1934 that the U.S. was the first team from the CONCACAF region to qualify for the FIFA World Cup.

The U.S. and Barbados have only met twice before in their history, the matches taking place in the Semifinal Round of 2002 FIFA World Cup qualifying in a group that also included Guatemala and Costa Rica. The U.S. dominated both matches, winning, 7-0, on Aug. 16, 2000, in Foxborough, Mass., before cruising to a 4-0 victory in the final group match on Nov. 15, a win that booked the USA’s passage to the final stage.

U.S. ROSTER BY POSITION*
GOALKEEPERS (3): Dominic Cervi (out of contract: 0/0), Brad Guzan (Chivas USA: 0/0), Tim Howard (Everton FC: 3/2 SO)
DEFENDERS (7): Carlos Bocanegra (out of contract: 11/1), Dan Califf (FC Midtjylland: 1/0), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover 96: 14:0), Jay DeMerit (Watford FC: 0/0), Frankie Hejduk (Columbus Crew: 11/1), Oguchi Onyewu (Standard de Liege: 7/0), Heath Pearce (Hansa Rostock: 0/0)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Freddy Adu (SL Benfica: 0/0), DaMarcus Beasley (Glasgow Rangers: 14/4), Michael Bradley (SC Heerenveen: 0/0), Maurice Edu (Toronto FC: 0/0), Sacha Kljestan (Chivas USA: 0/0), Eddie Lewis (Derby County: 17/2), Pablo Mastroeni (Colorado Rapids: 9/0)
FORWARDS (4): Brian Ching (Houston Dynamo: 6/2), Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy: 20/7), Clint Dempsey (Fulham FC: 7/0), Eddie Johnson (Fulham FC: 7/7)

*numbers indicate all-time World Cup Qualifying caps/goals

Bradley Names 19-Man Roster For Meeting with No. 1 Ranked Argentina on June 8 at Giants Stadium

CHICAGO (June 6, 2008) — U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Bob Bradley has named a 19-man roster for the USA’s encounter with No. 1-ranked Argentina on June 8 at 7:30 p.m. ET in New Jersey. More than 70,000 tickets (buy tickets) have been sold for the USA’s final match at Giants Stadium, which will be presented by Visa®. The USA’s last match before the start of the World Cup qualifying campaign will be broadcast live on ESPN Classic and Galavision, and fans can follow along on ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker.

Landon Donovan will once again hope to have the opportunity to earn his 100th cap for the United States. The USA’s all-time leading scorer, who is seeking to become the fourth-youngest male player in history to accomplish that feat, has been sidelined with a groin strain that forced him to miss the last two international matches against England and Spain.

Argentina currently sits in second place of CONMEBOL qualifying for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, collecting three victories while suffering one defeat through four matches. Following the match against the United States, the Argentines will play qualifiers against Colombia at home on June 14 and away in Brazil three days later. The world’s top team is coming off a comprehensive 4-1 victory against Mexico on June 4 in San Diego.

Soccer fans attending this Sunday’s USA vs. Argentina match are asked to car pool or take NJ Transit, as the number of parking spots at the Meadowlands Sports Complex has been reduced due to the construction of the new stadium, Meadowlands Xanadu, the rail line and Giants training facility. All fans are also encouraged to arrive early to avoid late traffic issues. Parking lots open at 2:30 p.m. and gates will open at 6 p.m. Kickoff for the game is at 7:30 p.m. For more specific information, click here.

The U.S. opens qualifying play for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in a Second Round series with Barbados that begins Sunday, June 15 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. (tickets). Kickoff for the first leg series is set for 2 p.m. PT, and the match will be broadcast live on ESPN2 and Galavision. The second leg will be played on June 22 in Barbados, with details still to be finalized.



U.S. ROSTER BY POSITION
GOALKEEPERS (3): Dominic Cervi (out of contract), Brad Guzan (Chivas USA), Tim Howard (Everton FC)
DEFENDERS (6): Dan Califf (FC Midtjylland), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover 96), Jay DeMerit (Watford FC), Frankie Hejduk (Columbus Crew), Oguchi Onyewu (Standard de Liege), Heath Pearce (Hansa Rostock)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Freddy Adu (SL Benfica), DaMarcus Beasley (Glasgow Rangers), Michael Bradley (SC Heerenveen), Maurice Edu (Toronto FC), Sacha Kljestan (Chivas USA), Eddie Lewis (Derby County), Pablo Mastroeni (Colorado Rapids)
FORWARDS (3): Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy), Clint Dempsey (Fulham FC), Eddie Johnson (Fulham FC)

U.S. MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM STAFF
Head Coach:                     Bob Bradley (Manhattan Beach, Calif.)
Assistant Coach:             Peter Nowak (Naples, Fla.)
Assistant Coach:             Mike Sorber (St. Louis)
Assistant Coach:             John Hackworth (Bradenton, Fla.)
Goalkeeper Coach:         Zak Abdel (Laverne, Calif.)
Fitness Coach:                  Pierre Barrieu (Verona, N.J.)
General Manager:            Pam Perkins (Redondo Beach, Calif.)
Trainers:                            Ivan Pierra (Los Angeles)
                                             Jim Hashimoto (Wilmington, Del.)
Doctors:                              Bert Mandelbaum (Pacific Palisades, Calif.)
Chiropractor:                    George Billauer (Los Angeles)
Equipment Managers:     Tim Cook (Hermosa Beach, Calif.)
                                             Jesse Bignami (Hermosa Beach, Calif.)
Video Coordinator:          Mark Liskevych (Chicago)
Videographer:                   Alejandro Becker (Hollywood, Calif.)
Press Officer:                   Michael Kammarman (Chicago)

Bradley Names Initial 24-Man Roster for Spain Friendly on June 4 in Santander

CHICAGO (May 30, 2008) — U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Bob Bradley has named an initial 24-man roster for the USA’s encounter with fourth-ranked Spain on June 4 at the Estadio El Sardinero in Santander. The match will be shown live exclusively on ESPN360.com at 4 p.m. ET, and broadcast on tape delay on ESPN2 at 5:30 p.m. ET and Galavision at 7 p.m. ET/PT.

All 17 of the European-based players that appeared on the U.S. roster for the match against England have traveled to Santander, while the MLS-based contingent returned to their clubs. Decisions on the remaining seven players, including Landon Donovan, will be made this weekend. Donovan remains one cap shy of reaching 100 international appearances after being ruled out of the England match due to a groin strain. The MLS contingent named to the squad also includes the four players who appeared against England on Wednesday and Colorado Rapids midfielder Pablo Mastroeni, who last played for the United States against Sweden in August of 2007.

Managed by Luis Aragones, Spain has qualified for Euro 2008 and has been drawn into Group D of the tournament with Russia, Greece and Sweden. Boasting a wealth of talent and experience, the Spaniards are led by Liverpool striker Fernando Torres, whose 24 goals in the English Premier League this season set a league record for the most goals by a foreigner in his debut season.

The U.S. will head back across the Atlantic to face No. 1-ranked Argentina on June 8 at 7:30 p.m. ET in New Jersey. More than 53,000 tickets (buy tickets) have been sold for the USA’s final match at Giants Stadium, which will be Presented by Visa®. The USA’s last match before the start of the World Cup qualifying campaign will be broadcast live on ESPN Classic and Galavision.

The U.S. opens qualifying play for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in a Second Round series with Barbados that begins Sunday, June 15 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. (tickets). Kickoff for the first leg series is set for 2 p.m. PT, and the match will be broadcast live on ESPN2 and Galavision. The second leg will be played on June 22 in Barbados, with details still to be finalized.


 

U.S. ROSTER BY POSITION
GOALKEEPERS (3): Dominic Cervi (out of contract), Brad Guzan (Chivas USA), Tim Howard (Everton FC)
DEFENDERS (9): Carlos Bocanegra (out of contract), Dan Califf (FC Midtjylland), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover 96), Jay DeMerit (Watford FC), Frankie Hejduk (Columbus Crew), Oguchi Onyewu (Standard de Liege), Michael Orozco (San Luis), Heath Pearce (Hansa Rostock), Jonathan Spector (West Ham United)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Freddy Adu (SL Benfica), DaMarcus Beasley (Glasgow Rangers), Michael Bradley (SC Heerenveen), Ricardo Clark (Houston Dynamo), Maurice Edu (Toronto FC), Eddie Lewis (Derby County), Pablo Mastroeni (Colorado Rapids)
FORWARDS (5): Clint Dempsey (Fulham FC), Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy), Nate Jaqua (out of contract), Eddie Johnson (Fulham FC), Josh Wolff (out of contract)

U.S. U-23 MNT Drops Opening Game of Toulon International Tournament, 3-2, to Turkey

TOULON, France (May 21, 2008) – The U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team fell to Turkey, 3-2, in their first game of the Toulon International Tournament in France, falling short in their comeback attempt despite second-half goals from Eric Brunner and Sammy Ochoa.

The U.S. was down by two goals for most of the match, cutting the lead to one on two occasions, but was ultimately unable to come back from the early deficit. The U.S. team went into halftime down, 2-0, and managed to pull one back in the 58th minute before immediately surrendering a third Turkish goal. Ochoa’s 72nd-minute blast past Turkish goalkeeper Ufuk Ceylan was not enough to earn a result from the team’s opening match of the tournament.

The U.S. U-23 Men finished the match without captain Benny Feilhaber, who left the game in the 67th minute with a knee injury and will be evaluated on Thursday, May 22, in England after he joins the Men's National Team.

The U.S. currently sits in third place in Group B behind Turkey and Italy, who beat the Ivory Coast, 2-0, in the second game of the night at Stade Mayol. The U.S. will face Ivory Coast on Friday, May 23, at 6:30 p.m. (12:30 p.m. ET), while Italy and Turkey will meet in the second match of the double-header in La Seyne. Both games will be broadcast live on Fox Soccer Channel.

With only one player in the starting lineup against Turkey part of the USA’s successful run through CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying in March – goalkeeper Dominic Cervi – the U.S. team consisted of players looking to impress head coach Peter Nowak and his staff before the Olympic Games in Beijing. The Turkish squad, led by Feyenoord forward Nuri Sahin, brought all their top players to Toulon, and the difference showed early in the game.

“I thought in the first half we came out a little nervous, which is a natural thing,” said Nowak. “We were playing for the first time together. We came here to this tournament to gain experience and to have a look at different players. The group trained together for only five days, so for their first time it wasn’t a bad effort.”

The Americans had the first golden opportunity of the game in the 14th minute, when Ochoa pounced on a poor back pass from a Turkish defender, running onto a bouncing ball and getting a clear shot off, but his first-time volley from 12 yards out was wide right.

Minutes later, Turkey capitalized on their first dangerous chance of the game and took a lead that they would not relinquish. Turkey sent a ball into the box off a corner kick, which the U.S. defense was unable to clear. Orhan Sam took control of a deflection, touching it to Eren Gungor, who beat Cervi with a side volley to the near post.

Sahin took another corner in the 35th minute, finding Adem Buyuk in the box. Buyuk returned the pass to Sahin, who had gotten free inside the penalty area. All alone, he took a touch and doubled his team’s lead by shooting the ball around Cervi.

In the second half, the U.S. came out of the locker room with more confidence, controlling the game and moving the ball. In the 58th minute, the U.S. took advantage of a corner kick of their own. Second-half substitute Kamani Hill played the corner right to the foot of Eric Brunner, who volleyed the ball past Ufuk Ceylan and cut Turkey’s lead in half.

Just 30 seconds after the U.S. goal, Turkey came straight down the field on the restart and brought the lead back to two goals. Serdar Ozkan sprung Ilhan Parlak, who held off two U.S. defenders before sending the ball past Cervi.

The U.S. kept fighting, and in the 72nd minute, a loose ball squirted to the top of the penalty area for Ochoa. The forward hit a laser from just inside the box that gave Ceylan no chance, and cut the U.S. deficit back to just one.

The U.S. had one last dangerous chance late in the game. Julian Valentin sent a long ball forward for Brek Shea, who had come as a substitute for an injured Benny Feilhaber in the 67th minute. Shea brought the ball down with a defender on his back and carried it into the box. He wound up to shoot and had his jersey grabbed by a defender, but the referee allowed play to continue.

- U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team Match Report -

Participants: U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team vs. Turkey
Competition: Toulon International Tournament
Location: Stade Mayol – Toulon, France
Date: May 21, 2008
Weather: Warm, Sunny

Scoring Summary:   1    2    F
USA                              0    2    2
TUR                              2    1   3

TUR – Eren Gungor (Orhan Sam)      18th minute
TUR – Nuri Sahin (Adem Buyuk)         35.
USA – Eric Brunner (Kamani Hill)        58.
TUR – Ilhan Parlak (Serdar Ozkan)     59.
USA – Sammy Ochoa (unassisted)    72.

Lineups:
USA: 18-Dominic Cervi; 13-Blake Wagner (7-Tony Beltran, 46), 3-Eric Brunner, 6-Julian Valentin, 25-Jonathon Leathers; 16-Corey Ashe; 10-Benny Feilhaber - capt. (21-Brek Shea, 67), 8-Greg Dalby, 17-Lee Nguyen (7-Kamani Hill, 46); 19-Sammy Ochoa, 9-Gabe Ferrari

Subs Not Used: 1-Chris Seitz, 2-Rob Valentino, 4-Kyle Davies, 5-Michael Gavin, 11-Ellis McLoughlin, 14-Bryan Arguez, 15-Bryan Jordan, 24-Quentin Westberg

Head Coach: Peter Nowak

TUR: 1-Ufuk Ceylan; 2-Durmus Bayram, 4-Eren Gungor, 5-Orhan Sam, 7-Erkin Caner; 6-Mehmet Guven (20-Zafer Yelen 57), 8-Ozer Hurmaci, 10-Nuri Sahin (capt.), 21-Serdar Ozkan (13-Bilal Cubukcu, 68); 17-Adem Buyuk, 9-Ilhan Parlak

Subs Not Used: 3-Alparslan Erdem, 11-Ozgurcan Ozkan, 12-Onur Recep Kivrak,14-Emre Balak, 15-Aydin Yilmaz, 19-Aykur Demir, 22-Tufan Tosunoglu, 23-Sinan Bolat

Head Coach: Umit Davala

Statistical Summary: USA / TUR
Shots                                   6 / 8
Saves                                   1 / 0
Fouls                                    9 / 15
Corner Kicks                       4 / 3
Offside                                  1 / 2

Misconduct Summary:
TUR – Mehmet Guven (caution)       6th minute
USA – Blake Wagner (caution)         27.
TUR - Durmus Bayram (caution)      81.

Officials:
Referee: Kenji Ogiya (JPN)
Asst.: Francis Andrews (SCO)
Asst.: Stuart Macaulay (SCO)
4th: Lain Brines (SCO)

An imposing figure in the goal, Dominic Cervi has been part of the national team setup since his call-in to the U-23 Men's National Team for 2008 CONCACAF Olympic qualifying. He moved to famed Scottish club Celtic later in the year, and had recently gone on loan to Dundee United in the Scottish Premier League.

  •  First called into a Men's National Team camp in 2008 when he trained with the team ahead of their friendlies against England, Spain and Argentina.
  • Most recently was in the United States squad for the 1-0 victory against South Africa on Nov. 17, 2010, in the Nelson Mandela Challenge.
2010: Part of the U.S. squad that defeated South Africa 1-0 on Nov. 17, 2010 … 2008: Trained with the U.S. Men's National Team in June ahead of a friendly against England at Wembley ... Under-23s: Part of the U-23 roster for 2008 CONCACAF Olympic qualifying … Started for the U.S. in a 1-0 loss to Honduras … Part of the 22 player U-23 roster in the Toulon International Tournament in Toulon, France … First Appearance: None First Goal: None
2010: Sent on a one-month loan to Dundee In early December … 2008: Drafted by the Chicago Fire with the 12th overall pick in MLS SuperDraft … Signed by Scottish powerhouse Celtic after making two appearances on the club’s reserve team.

Currently holds an Italian and American passport … Parents are Don and Carol ...His father, Don, played football at Wake Forest … Favorite music is Red Dirt Country … Plays golf in the offseason … Reluctantly lists his best skill outside of soccer as “playing Xbox.”

Made 31 starts for the Golden Hurricane … Earned All-Conference USA First Team and NSCAA All-Midwest Region Second Team honors in 2007… Reached the quarterfinals at the 2004 Division I Men's College Cup.

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