Arena Announces 18-Player Roster for Final 2006 World Cup Qualifier
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Oct. 9, 2005) - Bruce Arena has made a number of changes in his 18-man roster for the USA's match against Panama in Foxboro, Mass., in the final match of World Cup qualifying on Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN2.
The game will also be live on ussoccer.com's MatchTracker, presented by Philips, and taped delayed at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT on Telemundo.
The match is presented by Philips Electronics and tickets start at just $20 and are available through ussoccer.com, by phone at 508-931-2000, at all Ticketmaster outlets in the region (including Filene's Stores) and at the Gillette Stadium Box Office (open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Discounted tickets (from $16-$28) are available for groups of 20 or more by calling the New England Revolution at 877-GET-REVS.
Arena sent home all but two of the European based players with Carlos Bocanegra and Eddie Lewis both serving suspensions for the games after picking up their second yellow cards in 2006 qualifying in Costa Rica. Goalkeeper Tim Howard (Manchester United) and defender Jonathan Spector (Charlton Athletic) will be available for selection on Wednesday.
The top teams in the Eastern and Western Conference in MLS provide half of the roster. Three members of the Supporters' Shield winner San Jose Earthquakes are on the roster, and six players from the New England Revolution will dress for the game played in their home stadium.
U.S. MNT Roster vs. Panama
October 12, 2005
Roster By Position:
Goalkeepers (2) –Tim Howard (Manchester United), Matt Reis (New England Revolution)
Defenders (6) – Chris Albright (Los Angeles Galaxy), Dan Califf (San Jose Earthquakes), Jay Heaps (New England Revolution), Chad Marshall (Columbus Crew), Eddie Pope (Real Salt Lake), Jonathan Spector (Charlton Athletic)
Midfielders (7) – Brian Carroll (D.C. United), Ricardo Clark (San Jose Earthquakes), Clint Dempsey (New England Revolution), Daniel Hernandez (New England Revolution), Justin Mapp (Chicago Fire), Kyle Martino (Columbus Crew), Steve Ralston (New England Revolution)
Forwards (3) – Brian Ching (San Jose Earthquakes), Santino Quaranta, (D.C. United), Taylor Twellman (New England Revolution)
U.S. Men’s National Team Staff
Head Coach: Bruce Arena (Fairfax, Va.)
Assistant Coach: Glenn Myernick (Denver)
Assistant Coach: Curt Onalfo (Fairfax, Va.)
Goalkeeper Coaches: Milutin Soskic (Aliso Viejo, Calif.), Phil Wheddon (Monroe, Conn.)
Fitness Coach: Pierre Barrieu (Charlottesville, Va.)
General Manager: Pam Perkins (Los Angeles)
Trainers: Jim Hashimoto (Wilmington, Del.), Bruce Snell (Seattle)
Doctor: Bert Mandlebaum (Los Angeles)
Chiropractor: George Billauer (Los Angeles)
Equipment Manager: Ryan Maxfield (Los Angeles)
Press Officer: Michael Kammarman (Laurel, Md.)