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Ching Replaces Wolff on Roster for Sweden Friendly


CHICAGO (August 17, 2007) — U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Bob Bradley has announced that Brian Ching will be called in to replace Josh Wolff in a swap of forwards for the Aug. 22 friendly vs. Sweden.

Wednesday’s match will be played in the city of Göteborg at Ullevi Stadium and will be broadcast live at 2:30 p.m. ET on Fox Soccer Channel and Galavision (and will be shown at 2:30 p.m. PT tape delayed on the Galavision west feed). Fans can also follow the match live via ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker.

Wolff, who plays with 1860 Munich and was looking forward to his first appearance with the U.S. since the 2006 FIFA World Cup, has been excused from the team for personal reasons.

Ching, who has five appearances with a goal and two assists in 2007, will travel to Sweden to join his U.S. teammates following the Houston Dynamo’s Sunday evening match vs. FC Dallas.

The 13th member of the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup roster to be named for the Sweden trip, Ching was also a member of the 2006 FIFA World Cup team and has made 25 career appearances with five goals.

U.S. Men’s National Team vs. Sweden
Aug. 22, 2007 – Göteborg, Sweden
Updated – 8/17 - Roster by Position
(Original Roster Release)
GOALKEEPERS (2) – Marcus Hahnemann (Reading FC), Tim Howard (Everton FC)
DEFENDERS (6) – Carlos Bocanegra (Fulham FC), Jonathan Bornstein (Chivas USA), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover 96), Jay DeMerit (Watford FC), Oguchi Onyewu (Standard de Liege), Jonathan Spector (West Ham United)
MIDFIELDERS (6) – DaMarcus Beasley (Glasgow Rangers), Michael Bradley (SC Heerenveen), Bobby Convey (Reading FC), Clint Dempsey (Fulham FC), Benny Feilhaber (Derby County), Pablo Mastroeni (Colorado Rapids)
FORWARDS (5) – Brian Ching (Houston Dynamo), Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy), Charlie Davies (Hammarby IF), Kamani Hill (VfL Wolfsburg), Sal Zizzo (Hannover 96)

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