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Bob Bradley Names 20-Person Roster For Feb. 24 Match Against El Salvador

  • Twenty Players Will Travel from Carson, Calif. to Tampa, Fla. For Feb. 24 Game with El Salvador
  • Kickoff for Match Set for 7 p.m. ET, with live Coverage on ESPN Classic and Galavision

CHICAGO (Feb. 20, 2010) — U.S. Men's National Team head coach Bob Bradley has named a roster of 20 players to travel to Tampa, Fla. for the Feb. 24 match against El Salvador at Raymond James Stadium. The U.S. team is concluding a ten-day camp at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. and will travel to Florida on Sunday in preparation for the game.

The match against El Salvador, the USA's second game of 2010, can be seen live on ESPN Classic and Galavision. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. ET. Fans can also follow along at ussoccer.com's MatchTracker and at twitter.com/ussoccer.

The U.S. Men's National Team has been drawn into Group C with England, Slovenia and Algeria for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. The U.S. will open its sixth consecutive World Cup finals tournament against England on June 12 in Rustenburg, and will follow that game with matches against Slovenia on June 18 in Johannesburg and Algeria on June 23 in Tshwane/Pretoria.

U.S. ROSTER BY POSITION Click Here For Detailed Roster 
GOALKEEPERS (2): Troy Perkins (D.C. United), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
DEFENDERS (5): Jonathan Bornstein (Chivas USA), Clarence Goodson (IK Start), Chad Marshall (Columbus Crew), Heath Pearce (FC Dallas), Marvell Wynne (Toronto FC)
MIDFIELDERS (9): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Geoff Cameron (Houston Dynamo), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders), Eddie Gaven (Columbus Crew), Sacha Kljestan (Chivas USA), Dax McCarty (FC Dallas), Chris Pontius (D.C. United), Robbie Rogers (Columbus Crew)
FORWARDS (4): Conor Casey (Colorado Rapids), Brian Ching (Houston Dynamo), Jeff Cunningham (FC Dallas), Robbie Findley (Real Salt Lake)

Bradley Names 33-Man Player Pool For Upcoming Friendlies Against England, Spain and Argentina

CHICAGO (May 15, 2008) — U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Bob Bradley has named a 33-man player pool that will be used to select rosters for the upcoming trio of blockbuster friendlies against England, Spain and Argentina. The roster for the England match, which will include approximately 22 players, will be announced early next week.

All three of the USA’s World Cup qualifying tune-up matches will be broadcast on the ESPN and Univision networks, and fans can follow each game live on ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker.

“With the challenging schedule of friendlies we have organized to prepare for World Cup qualifying, this is an excellent opportunity to continue to evaluate our player pool and at the same time balance the workload,” said Bradley, who is presiding over a five-match unbeaten run for the United States. “Many of our players have just completed seasons in Europe, and the MLS schedule is in full swing, so it is important that we manage the time wisely to give ourselves the best chance to be successful in the important matches this summer.”

The friendly schedule kicks off with a trip to famed Wembley Stadium for a May 28 clash with England that will be broadcast live on ESPN Classic at 3 p.m. ET and tape delay on Galavision at 7 p.m. ET/PT. More than 1,300 tickets were sold in the U.S. Supporters Section for the USA’s second-ever trip to London. The U.S. will then face fourth-ranked Spain on June 4 at the Estadio El Sardinero in Santander. The match will be shown live exclusively on espn360.com, and broadcast via tape delay on ESPN2 at 5:30 p.m. ET and Galavision at 7 p.m. ET/PT. 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 46,000 tickets have been sold for the USA’s final match at Giants Stadium, which will be Presented by Visa®. The USA’s final match before the start of the World Cup qualifying campaign will be broadcast live on ESPN Classic and Galavision.

The U.S. is currently riding a five-match unbeaten run that includes back-to-back victories on European soil for the first time in team history. Prior to the USA’s first qualifying match of the 2010 FIFA World Cup cycle, the U.S. will have played in two major international tournaments, defended their Gold Cup title, qualified for the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup, and competed against four teams who were ranked in the top 10 in the world when they faced the United States (Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, and Spain).

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. 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, with details still to be finalized.

U.S. Soccer has launched a new video campaign that peeks into the Men's National Team's preparation for qualifying for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Click here to view the initial segments and return weekly for the latest updates.

U.S. Men’s National Team Player Pool
May 22-June 9, 2008

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Birthdate Caps/G Hometown Club
Adu, Freddy M 5'8" 140 6/2/1989 4/0 Potomac, Md. SC Benfica (Portugal)
Altidore, Jozy F 6'1" 175 11/6/1989 3/1 Boca Raton, Fla. New York Red Bulls (MLS)
Beasley, DaMarcus M 5'8" 145 5/24/1982 68/15 Ft. Wayne, Ind. Glasgow Rangers (Scotland)
Bocanegra, Carlos D 6'0" 170 5/25/1979 55/9 Alto Loma, Calif. Fulham FC (England)
Bradley, Michael M 6'2" 175 7/31/1987 16/1 Cedar Grove, N.J. SC Heerenveen (Holland)
Califf, Dan D 6'1" 175 3/17/1980 16/1 Orange, Calif. FC Midtjylland (Denmark)
Cervi, Dominic GK 6'6" 205 7/9/1986 0/0 Norman, Okla. Out of Contract
Cherundolo, Steve D 5'6" 145 2/19/1979 44/2 San Diego, Calif. Hannover 96 (Germany)
Ching, Brian F 6'1" 195 5/24/1978 26/5 Haleiwa, Hawaii Houston Dynamo (MLS)
Clark, Ricardo M 5'10" 150 5/10/1983 13/1 Jonesboro, Ga. Houston Dynamo (MLS)
Cooper, Kenny F 6'3" 210 10/21/1984 2/1 Dallas, Texas FC Dallas (MLS)
DeMerit, Jay D 6'0" 185 12/4/1979 6/0 Green Bay, Wis. Watford FC (England)
Dempsey, Clint F 6'1" 170 3/9/1983 38/9 Nacogdoches, Texas Fulham FC (England)
Donovan, Landon F 5'8" 148 3/4/1982 99/35 Redlands, Calif. Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS)
Edu, Maurice M 6'0" 170 4/18/1986 4/0 Fontana, Calif. Toronto FC (MLS)
Feilhaber, Benny M 5'9" 150 1/19/1985 16/2 Irvine, Calif. Derby County (England)
Gaven, Eddie M 6'0" 165 10/25/1986 5/0 Hamilton, N.J. Columbus Crew (MLS)
Guzan, Brad GK 6'4" 210 9/9/1984 5/0 Homer Glen, Ill. Chivas USA (MLS)
Hejduk, Frankie D 5'8" 155 8/5/1974 75/6 Cardiff, Calif. Columbus Crew (MLS)
Howard, Tim GK 6'3" 210 3/6/1979 28/0 North Brunswick, N.J. Everton FC (England)
Jaqua, Nate F 6'3" 180 10/28/1981 2/0 Eugene, Ore. Out of Contract
Johnson, Eddie F 6'0" 180 3/31/1984 32/11 Palm Coast, Fla. Fulham FC (England)
Kljestan, Sacha M 6'1" 150 9/9/1985 5/0 Huntington Beach, Calif. Chivas USA (MLS)
Lewis, Eddie M 5'10" 155 5/17/1974 75/9 Cerritos, Calif. Derby County (England)
Mastroeni, Pablo M 5'10" 170 8/26/1976 56/0 Phoenix, Ariz. Colorado Rapids (MLS)
Onyewu, Oguchi D 6'4" 210 5/13/1982 30/4 Olney, Md. Standard de Liege (Belgium)
Orozco, Michael D 5'11" 160 2/7/1986 0/0 Orange, Calif. San Luis (Mexico)
Pearce, Heath D 5'10" 175 8/13/1984 11/0 Modesto, Calif. Hansa Rostock (Germany)
Perkins, Troy GK 6'2" 190 7/29/1981 0/0 Worthington, Ohio Valerenga IF (Norway)
Rogers, Robbie F 5'10" 165 5/12/1987 0/0 Huntington Beach, Calif. Columbus Crew (MLS)
Seitz, Chris GK 6'4" 205 3/12/1987 0/0 San Luis Obispo, Calif. Real Salt Lake (MLS)
Spector, Jonathan D 6'0" 180 3/1/1986 12/0 Arlington Heights, Ill. West Ham United (England)
Wolff, Josh F 5'8" 160 2/25/1977 50/9 Stone Mountain, Ga. 1860 Munich (Germany)

ROSTER BY POSITION
GOALKEEPERS (5): Dominic Cervi (Out of Contract), Brad Guzan (Chivas USA), Tim Howard (Everton FC), Troy Perkins (Valerenga IF), Chris Seitz (Real Salt Lake)
DEFENDERS (9): Carlos Bocanegra (Fulham FC), 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 (10): Freddy Adu (SL Benfica), DaMarcus Beasley (Glasgow Rangers), Michael Bradley (SC Heerenveen), Ricardo Clark (Houston Dynamo), Maurice Edu (Toronto FC), Benny Feilhaber (Derby County), Eddie Gaven (Columbus Crew), Sacha Kljestan (Chivas USA), Eddie Lewis (Derby County), Pablo Mastroeni (Colorado Rapids)
FORWARDS (9): Jozy Altidore (New York Red Bulls), Brian Ching (Houston Dynamo), Kenny Cooper (FC Dallas), Clint Dempsey (Fulham FC),
Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy), Nate Jaqua (Out of Contract), Eddie Johnson (Fulham FC), Robbie Rogers (Columbus Crew), Josh
Wolff (1860 Munich)

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), Dave Andrews (Gig Harbor, Wash.), Jim Hashimoto (Wilmington, Del.)
Doctors: Bert Mandelbaum (Pacific Palisades, Calif.), George Chiampas (Chicago)
Chiropractor: George Billauer (Los Angeles)
Equipment Manager: Tim Cook (Long Beach, Calif.)
Video Coordinator: Mark Liskevych (Chicago)
Videographer: Alejandro Becker (Hollywood, Calif.)
Press Officer: Michael Kammarman (Chicago)

Bradley Calls 26 Players to Begin Preparation for Showdown with Mexico on Feb. 7 in Arizona

CHICAGO (January 24, 2007) — With the 52nd all-time meeting between the national soccer teams of the USA and Mexico on the horizon, U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Bob Bradley has called in 26 players to a training camp that will begin on Thursday (Jan. 25) at U.S. Soccer's National Training Center at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. The group of players is preparing for the United States’ showdown with regional rival Mexico on Feb. 7 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.

In addition to the 26 players arriving in California on Thursday, Bradley has also submitted releases for eight U.S. players based in Europe. Per FIFA rules, requests for the release of players must be sent no later than 15 days prior to match day. The final decision on which European-based players will travel to Phoenix will be made the week prior to the Mexico game.

The match will be part of a two-and-half-hour broadcast window on both ESPN2 and Univision beginning at 7 p.m. MT (9 p.m. ET), with kickoff slated for 7:25 p.m. MT (9:25 p.m. ET). Fans can also follow the match live on ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker. Bradley made his announcement at a press conference in Arizona broadcast live on ussoccer.com.

"We are excited to get back to work and continue the progress we have made since the beginning of January," said Bradley, who collected a 3-1 victory against Denmark on Jan. 20 in his first match at the helm of the U.S. National Team. "All the little things that surround a USA-Mexico game – whether it is great crowds, intense competition, or media attention – can only benefit our players as they continue to gain experience at this level. We are also looking forward to adding more of our European-based players into the mix for the first time this year."

The 26-man group assembling in Carson on Jan. 25 largely resembles the roster that began training three weeks ago, with the exception of five changes. Pat Noonan (knee) and Brian Mullan (ankle) will not return, and Denmark-based defenders Dan Califf and Heath Pearce are heading back to their clubs to begin preseason. Taylor Twellman, an alternate on the USA’s 2006 FIFA World Cup squad, has been added to the camp after missing the first part of the year recovering from a hernia injury.

Four players coming back to Carson are fresh off their first caps with the senior team, with Jonathan Bornstein the lone neophyte in the starting lineup against Denmark. Bornstein became the 42nd player in MNT history to score a goal in his first appearance when he netted the game-winning goal in the 57th minute, while second-half starter Kenny Cooper became No. 43 with his insurance goal on a breakaway just 10 minutes from time. Justin Mapp recorded his first points for the USA on a highlight-reel assist on Bornstein’s goal.

Landon Donovan remains the leading cap winner on the roster, having celebrated his 85th international appearance by scoring the tying goal through a 44th minute penalty kick against Denmark. The goal for Donovan was the 26th of his international career, and ended his longest-ever goalless drought for the United States at 18 games (a streak that dated all the way back to a 2-0 win vs. Canada on July 9, 2005). Pablo Mastroeni, a native of Phoenix, Ariz., and a veteran of two World Cups, moved past his silver anniversary with the senior team when he earned his 51st cap for the United States.

The roster lays claim to several players with success at the youth national team level. Kyle Beckerman, an inaugural member of the U-17 Residency Program in Bradenton, Fla., played in all six games of the USA’s fourth-place finish at the 1999 FIFA U-17 World Championship in New Zealand and competed in qualifying for the 2004 Olympics. Mapp, another Residency graduate and veteran of two youth world championships, started and played in all five matches with the U.S. U-20’s at the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship in Dubai (United Arab Emirates), scoring the game-winning goal against the Ivory Coast to help the squad advance to the quarterfinals of the tournament. Current MLS Cup champion Ricardo Clark has been a member of the U-20 and U-23 National Teams, appearing on the USA’s 2003 World Youth Championship roster alongside Mapp. Sacha Kljestan was a member of the U-20 side that advanced to the knockout phase of the 2005 World Youth Championship in Holland after defeating Argentina in their opening game. Altogether, 12 players on the training camp roster have been a part of a FIFA World Championship roster with the United States at either the World Cup, Olympics, U-20 or U-17 level.

The match on Feb. 7 will mark the 52nd meeting between the USA and Mexico. The U.S. has dominated the series of late, collecting a 6-0-1 home record against Mexico since 2000. During that span, the USA has netted 11 goals, while the Mexicans have failed to score a single goal on American soil in this decade. In the team’s last meeting, the U.S. used a 2-0 victory on Sept. 3, 2005, in Columbus, Ohio to become the first team in CONCACAF to qualify for the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

The U.S. has a lifetime record of 12-29-10 against Mexico in a series that dates to 1934, but the U.S. has a 10-6-8 advantage in home matches since 1957. Since the rivalry between these two teams began in earnest in 1990, the sides have played 24 times, with the U.S. holding a 10-7-7 advantage. In the teams’ most significant matchup, the United States defeated Mexico, 2-0, in the Round of 16 of the 2002 FIFA World Cup, advancing the U.S. to the quarterfinals of the tournament for the first time in 72 years.

The U.S. will be making its first appearance at the University of Phoenix Stadium and only their third overall in Arizona. The U.S. last played in the Grand Canyon State over 12 years ago, pulling off a 2-1 win against Norway at Sun Devil Stadium on January 15, 1994, in Tempe. In their only other match, the U.S. drew 2-2 with Denmark on Jan. 20, 1993.

After games against Ecuador on March 25 in Tampa and Guatemala on March 28 in Frisco, Texas, the United States will compete in two major championships this summer. The three-time champions will first try to defend their title against 11 other teams at the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup, scheduled from June 6-24 in several cities across the United States. Just a few days later, the U.S. will participate in the 2007 Copa America, the regional championship of South America. The 12-team tournament will run from June 26 to July 15 in nine cities across Venezuela. For the United States, the appearance will mark their third entrance into CONMEBOL’s signature event.

U.S. Men's National Team Training Camp Roster
Jan. 25 - Feb. 8, 2007 – Carson, Calif.

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Birthdate Caps/G Hometown Club
Albright, Chris D 6'1" 185 01/14/79 20/1 Philadelphia, Pa. Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS)
Beckerman, Kyle M 5'10" 165 04/23/82 1/0 Crofton, Md. Colorado Rapids (MLS)
Bornstein, Jonathan D 5'9" 145 11/07/84 1/1 Los Alamitos, Calif. Chivas USA (MLS)
Boswell, Bobby D 6'2" 185 03/15/83 2/0 Tampa, Fla. D.C. United (MLS)
Cannon, Joe GK 6'2" 190 01/01/75 2/0 Los Altos Hills, Calif. Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS)
Carroll, Brian M 5'10" 150 07/20/81 4/0 Springfield, Va. D.C. United (MLS)
Clark, Ricardo M 5'10" 150 05/10/83 2/0 Jonesboro, Ga. Houston Dynamo (MLS)
Cooper, Kenny F 6'3" 210 10/21/84 1/1 Dallas, Texas FC Dallas (MLS)
Conrad, Jimmy D 6'2" 185 02/12/77 18/0 Temple City, Calif. Kansas City Wizards (MLS)
Donovan, Landon F 5'8" 148 03/04/82 85/26 Redlands, Calif. Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS)
Dunivant, Todd D 6'0'' 174 12/26/80 2/0 Wheat Ridge, Colo. New York Red Bulls (MLS)
Gros, Joshua M 6'0" 165 06/25/82 0/0 Mechanicsburg, Pa. D.C. United (MLS)
Jaqua, Nate F 6'3" 180 10/28/81 2/0 Eugene, Ore. Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS)
Johnson, Eddie F 6'0'' 180 03/31/84 21/9 Palm Coast, Fla. Kansas City Wizards (MLS)
Kljestan, Sacha M 6'1" 150 09/09/85 0/0 Huntington Beach, Calif. Chivas USA (MLS)
Mapp, Justin M 5'10" 140 10/18/84 2/0 Brandon, Miss. Chicago Fire (MLS)
Mastroeni, Pablo M 5'10" 170 08/26/76 51/0 Phoenix, Ariz. Colorado Rapids (MLS)
Namoff, Bryan D 5'10" 168 05/28/79 1/0 Rockford, Ill. D.C. United (MLS)
Parkhurst, Michael D 5'11" 155 01/24/84 0/0 Providence, R.I. New England Revolution (MLS)
Perkins, Troy GK 6'2" 190 07/29/81 0/0 Worthington, Ohio D.C. United (MLS)
Pickens, Matt GK 6'3'' 200 04/05/82 0/0 Washington, Mo. Chicago Fire (MLS)
Reis, Matt GK 6'1" 196 03/28/75 2/0 Atlanta, Ga. New England Revolution (MLS)
Robinson, Dasan D 5'10" 160 06/06/84 0/0 Elyria, Ohio Chicago Fire (MLS)
Robinson, Eddie D 6'1" 195 06/19/78 0/0 Greensboro, N.C. Houston Dynamo (MLS)
Rolfe, Chris F 5'8" 145 01/17/83 5/0 Kettering, Ohio Chicago Fire (MLS)
Twellman, Taylor F 5'11" 170 02/29/80 19/5 St. Louis, Mo. New England Revolution (MLS)
 
















































ROSTER BY POSITION
Goalkeepers (4) – Joe Cannon (Los Angeles Galaxy), Matt Pickens (Chicago Fire), Troy Perkins (D.C. United), Matt Reis (New England Revolution)
Defenders (9) – Chris Albright (Los Angeles Galaxy), Bobby Boswell (D.C. United), Jonathan Bornstein (Chivas USA), Jimmy Conrad (Kansas City Wizards), Todd Dunivant (New York Red Bulls), Bryan Namoff (D.C. United), Michael Parkhurst (New England Revolution), Dasan Robinson (Chicago Fire) Eddie Robinson (Houston Dynamo)
Midfielders (7) –Kyle Beckerman (Colorado Rapids), Brian Carroll (D.C. United), Ricardo Clark (Houston Dynamo), Joshua Gros (D.C. United), Sacha Kljestan (Chivas USA), Justin Mapp (Chicago Fire), Pablo Mastroeni (Colorado Rapids)
Forwards (6) –Kenny Cooper (FC Dallas), Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy), Eddie Johnson (Kansas Cit y Wizards), Nate Jaqua (Los
Angeles Galaxy), Chris Rolfe (Chicago Fire), Taylor Twellman (New England Revolution)
Head Coach: Bob Bradley

Bradley Era Kicks Off in Carson as U.S. MNT Opens Training Camp

CARSON, Calif. (January 3, 2007) — For the first time in just over eight years, a new manager will gather members of the U.S. Men’s National Team on the training field as they collectively embark on the four-year journey which culminates in South Africa in the summer of 2010. While the date might seem many moons away, new U.S. head coach Bob Bradley believes that success will be built every single day.

“First and foremost, it’s an honor to represent your country. And even though we are four years away from a World Cup, we must be working every minute to prepare ourselves to be a great team. That attitude can never be lost,” said Bradley. “With a team, I always start with the idea that we are all in something together, and that the work on the inside is very important. There must be a trust in terms of the goals, how we challenge each other every day, and how we interact so that every time we step on the field we represent our country and our fans at the highest level.”

After a long wait for U.S. soccer fans, the U.S. National Team officially gets back to business on Wednesday when the majority of the 28-man roster arrives in California. A meeting is scheduled for Wednesday evening, and then the team hits the field for the first time Thursday morning (Jan. 4) at U.S. Soccer's National Training Center at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. The group will prepare for the USA’s first match of 2007, a friendly against Denmark on Jan. 20, at The Home Depot Center (tickets). The match will be broadcast live on ESPN2 beginning at 1:50 p.m. PT (and will be tape-delayed on Univision). Fans can also follow the game live via ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker.

Each new four-year cycle brings opportunities for new blood, and the first training camp of the campaign will have many fresh faces. There are 21 players on the Carson roster with five caps or less, with 11 in search of their first-ever appearance with the senior team. With many of the USA’s young prospects involved in leagues across Europe as well as qualifying for the FIFA Under-20 World Cup, that number is sure to grow as the team building continues. The pattern of evaluating new talent is a common one; in fact, a comparison between this group and the players who began training the very same day four years ago in Bradenton, Fla., reveals a striking consistency in the way the development process begins. A quick look inside the numbers:

  2003 2007

Roster Size

26 28
Average Age 24.4 25
Average # of Caps 7.9 8.4
Players from Previous World Cup 6 5
Players on MLS Best XI 6 5
     

As in 2003, there have also been several adjustments to the training camp roster due to a variety of developments. Brian Carroll, Clint Dempsey and Alecko Eskandarian are the latest to be removed from the January list. The final roster now includes 26 players based in MLS. Despite a lack of international experience at the senior level, the roster boasts a wealth of players who earned recognition at the league level this year. Five members of the 2006 MLS Best XI have been invited, led by 2006 World Cup veteran Jimmy Conrad. Those also collecting individual accolades this year include Bobby Boswell (Defender of the Year), Troy Perkins (Goalkeeper of the Year) and Jonathan Bornstein (Rookie of the Year). Two of the top 10 scorers in MLS will be in Carson: Landon Donovan (12 goals) and Kenny Cooper (11).

The 24-year-old Donovan, a two-time World Cup veteran, is the leading capwinner on the roster, having made 84 international appearances for the senior team. He is the USA’s all-time leader in assists (22), and sits in third-place on the all-time goal scoring list with 25. Pablo Mastroeni, who played in five World Cup matches during 2002 and 2006, has collected exactly 50 caps during his six-year international career.

Player development represents the lifeblood of any national team program, and the training camp roster reflects the USA’s growing success in producing talent. Kyle Beckerman, an inaugural member of the U-17 Residency Program in Bradenton, Fla., played in all six games of the USA’s fourth-place finish at the 1999 FIFA U-17 World Championship in New Zealand and competed in qualifying for the 2004 Olympics. Justin Mapp, another Residency graduate and veteran of two World Youth Championships, started and played in all five matches with the U.S. U-20’s at the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship in United Arab Emirates, scoring the game-winning goal against the Ivory Coast to help the squad advance to the quarterfinals of the tournament. Current MLS Cup champion Ricardo Clark has been a member of the U-20 and U-23 national teams, appearing on the USA’s 2003 World Youth Championship roster that reached the quarterfinals in the United Arab Emirates. Sacha Kljestan was a member of the U-20 side that advanced to the knockout phase of the 2005 World Youth Championship in Holland after defeating Argentina in their opening game. Altogether, 11 players on the training camp roster have been a part of a FIFA World Championship roster with the United States at the World Cup, Olympics, U-20 or U-17 level.

In advance of Thursday’s opening session, the anticipation of identifying emerging stars and currently undiscovered talent gives U.S. soccer fans a vision of renewed success on the world’s greatest stage. And for Bradley, the path he sees ahead is bright; the challenge, a welcome one.

“As we head into 2007, the program is healthy and moving forward. There is a natural transition that will take place. We all know that some experienced players – some key players – have announced their retirement from international soccer. At the same time, there are some young players ready, or close to being ready, to start helping our national team. When one looks at the work of the last eight years, it’s clear how much progress has been made. Now we must begin the work of the next four years, knowing that we will be judged by how successful we are at the next World Cup. As I’ve said over and over, I am honored to have the opportunity to lead the U.S. team as we begin 2007.”

U.S. Men's National Team Training Camp Roster
Jan. 3-21, 2007 – Carson, Calif.

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Birthdate Caps/G Hometown Club
Albright, Chris D 6'1" 185 01/14/79 19/1 Philadelphia, Pa. Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS)
Beckerman, Kyle M 5'10" 165 04/23/82 0/0 Crofton, Md. Colorado Rapids (MLS)
Bornstein, Jonathan D 5'9" 145 11/07/84 0/0 Los Alamitos, Calif. Chivas USA (MLS)
Boswell, Bobby D 6'2" 185 03/15/83 1/0 Tampa, Fla. D.C. United (MLS)
Califf, Dan D 6'1'' 175 03/17/80 13/1 Orange, Calif. Aalborg BK (Denmark)
Cannon, Joe GK 6'2" 190 01/01/75 2/0 Los Altos Hills, Calif. Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS)
Clark, Ricardo M 5'10" 150 05/10/83 1/0 Jonesboro, Ga. Houston Dynamo (MLS)
Cooper, Kenny F 6'3" 210 10/21/84 0/0 Dallas, Texas FC Dallas (MLS)
Conrad, Jimmy D 6'2" 185 02/12/77 17/0 Temple City, Calif. Kansas City Wizards (MLS)
Donovan, Landon F 5'8" 148 03/04/82 84/25 Redlands, Calif. Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS)
Dunivant, Todd D 6'0'' 174 12/26/80 2/0 Wheat Ridge, Colo. New York Red Bulls (MLS)
Gros, Joshua M 6'0" 165 06/25/82 0/0 Mechanicsburg, Pa. D.C. United (MLS)
Jaqua, Nate F 6'3" 180 10/28/81 1/0 Eugene, Ore. Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS)
Johnson, Eddie F 6'0'' 180 03/31/84 20/9 Palm Coast, Fla. Kansas City Wizards (MLS)
Kljestan, Sacha M 6'1" 150 09/09/85 0/0 Huntington Beach, Calif. Chivas USA (MLS)
Mapp, Justin M 5'10" 140 10/18/84 1/0 Brandon, Miss. Chicago Fire (MLS)
Mastroeni, Pablo M 5'10" 170 08/26/76 50/0 Phoenix, Ariz. Colorado Rapids (MLS)
Mullan, Brian M 5'8" 150 04/23/78 2/0 Mineola, N.Y. Houston Dynamo (MLS)
Namoff, Bryan D 5'10" 168 05/28/79 0/0 Rockford, Ill. D.C. United (MLS)
Noonan, Pat M 6'0" 170 08/02/80 13/1 Ballwin, Mo. New England Rebolution (MLS)
Pearce, Heath D 5'10" 175 08/13/84 5/0 Modesto, Calif. FC Nordsjælland (Denmark)
Parkhurst, Michael D 5'11" 155 01/24/84 0/0 Providence, R.I. New England Revolution (MLS)
Perkins, Troy GK 6'2" 190 07/29/81 0/0 Worthington, Ohio D.C. United (MLS)
Pickens, Matt GK 6'3'' 200 04/05/82 0/0 Washington, Mo. Chicago Fire (MLS)
Reis, Matt GK 6'1" 196 03/28/75 1/0 Atlanta, Ga. New England Revolution (MLS)
Robinson, Dasan D 5'10" 160 06/06/84 0/0 Elyria, Ohio Chicago Fire (MLS)
Robinson, Eddie D 6'1" 195 06/19/78 0/0 Greensboro, N.C. Houston Dynamo (MLS)
Rolfe, Chris F 5'8" 145 01/17/83 4/0 Kettering, Ohio Chicago Fire (MLS)
 

 

A Men’s National Team debutant in 2009, Perkins went on to tend the nets for the USA during the team’s memorable run to the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup final. As a former MLS Goalkeeper of the Year, Perkins has made a successful jump abroad, becoming the No. 1 for Norwegian Premier League club Vålerenga, who he helped to a league title in 2008. A vocal presence and an agile shot stopper, Perkins heads into 2010 fighting for a spot as one of a number of goalkeepers backing up Tim Howard.

  • Debuted for the USA in a 3-2 win against Sweden on Jan. 24, 2009 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.
  • Earned his first clean sheet in the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup opener against Grenada, and went on to feature in five of six games during the USA’s run to the final of the regional championship
  • The 2006 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year, he was also a member of the MLS Best XI as he helped D.C. United to the MLS Supporters Shield
  • Jumped to Vålerenga in Norway in late 2007 and slotted quickly into the starting spot for his new club
2009: Made his U.S. Men’s National Team debut against Sweden in a 3-2 victory on Jan. 24, 2009 … Made five appearances during the USA’s 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup, keeping three clean sheets … Named ussoccer.com’s Man of the Match for his four save performance in the 2-0 victory against Honduras in the semifinals of the Gold Cup … Ended the season with six appearances and a 1.26 GAA, the best of any U.S. goalkeeper during the year … 2007: Called into a pair of training camps but was not capped … First Appearance: Jan. 24, 2009 vs. Sweden … First Shutout: July 4, 2009 vs. Grenada.
2010: Returned to MLS, where his former club D.C. United traded with Philadelphia for the allocation position to acquire him … 2009: Returned for his second year in Norwegian soccer … Started 27 games in the league as Vålerenga finished seventh in the table … Featured in four cup matches and two UEFA Europa League games … Started 33 games in all competitions for Vålerenga … Earned seven shutouts in all competitions during 2009 … 2008: After signing for Vålerenga he stepped into the starting lineup, establishing himself as the club’s No. 1 goalkeeper … Helped his club to their first Cup title in six years with a 4-1 victory against Stabaek in the final … 2007: Started 29 games in what would prove to be his last year in MLS … Earned eight shutouts, tying his career high … Posted an impressive 1.10 GAA as D.C. United again won the MLS Supporters Shield … Signed with Vålerenga of Norway following the conclusion of the MLS season … 2006: Led the league in wins with 15 … An All-Star, he helped MLS keep a shutout against Chelsea … Started 30 games for D.C. United, earning MLS Goalkeeper of the Year and MLS Best XI honors … Helped United win the MLS Supporters Shield … 2005: Moved back into a backup role with D.C. United, making two appearances … Led the reserve team to the inaugural championship … 2004: Signed for D.C. United on a developmental contract as an undrafted rookie … Worked his way onto the senior roster and into the starting 11 due to injuries … Finished with three shutouts and a 1.63 GAA in 16 league appearances as D.C. won the title.

Worked as a mortgage loans processor to supplement his income while playing for D.C. United … United fans responded by creating a banner “Perkins Saves … And Loans” … Had never been on a boat before college, but now loves being on the water … Left U.S. training camp in January of 2009 to take part with his club team in a three-day boot camp run by the Norwegian special forces … Married to Betsy.

Attended the University of South Florida during 2001 and 2002, earning All-Conference USA second-team honors during his second and final season with the Bulls … Transferred to the University of Evansville where he completed his college career with the Purple Aces … Allowed just 21 goals in 19 matches for the Purple Aces.

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