No replacements will be added to the roster. The team continues to prepare for the opening match of 2013, the friendly on Jan. 29 against Canada at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston.
Beitashour continues to struggle with a sports hernia that required surgery following the end of the 2012 MLS season. He has returned to San Jose to be evaluated by the team medical staff to determine the next course of action. This was Beitashour’s second time in a U.S. camp under Jurgen Klinsmann, having joined the squad in Mexico City for the historic 1-0 win against Mexico last August.
Buddle is experiencing problems in his right knee, which he previously injured last June. The Rapids medical staff will do further testing in Colorado. The 2010 FIFA World Cup veteran appeared as a sub in the USA’s first win against Italy last February in Genoa.
U.S. ROSTER BY POSITION – Detailed Roster
GOALKEEPERS (3): Tally Hall (Houston Dynamo), Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire)
DEFENDERS (8): Tony Beltran (Real Salt Lake), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), A.J. DeLaGarza (LA Galaxy), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Connor Lade (New York Red Bulls), Alfredo Morales (Hertha Berlin), Justin Morrow (San Jose Earthquakes), Jeff Parke (Philadelphia Union)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (out of contract), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders), Benny Feilhaber (Sporting Kansas City), Joshua Gatt (Molde), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
FORWARDS (4): Juan Agudelo (Chivas USA), Will Bruin (Houston Dynamo), Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)
Athletically gifted and a strong finisher, Buddle can deliver goals in a variety of forms. He accumulated a wealth of experience with the U.S. Youth National Teams, and used his years of service in MLS to hone his scoring instincts. His red-hot form combined with added maturity and an improved feel for the game earned him a spot on the 2010 FIFA World Cup roster. In January of 2011, Buddle took his talents overseas to Germany, where he has established himself as a regular for Second Bundesliga club FC Ingolstadt.
- His remarkable scoring rate for the Los Angeles Galaxy during the 2010 season catapulted him into a spot on the USA’s 2010 FIFA World Cup roster
- Entered as a sub to aid in the draw against England and the historic win against Algeria
- Scored a pair of goals on June 5 against Australia in the USA’s final tune up before the World Cup
- Prior to 2010, he earned his first and only cap for the USA in 2003 when he came on as a late sub in a friendly against Venezuela
- A member of the U-18, U-20 and U-23 teams, he represented the country during the 2001 FIFA Youth World Championships on the U-20 team with Oguchi Onyewu, DaMarcus Beasley and Landon Donovan
- Finished as the runner up for the 2010 Major League Soccer Most Valuable Player Award
- Has scored nine goals since joining FC Ingolstadt in January 2010
Date of Birth
May 21, 1981
New Rochelle, N.Y.