CHICAGO (Nov. 11, 2008) — U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Bob Bradley has selected 19 players for a four-day training camp from Nov. 12-16 in Colorado. The group is comprised of MLS players who have completed the 2008 MLS season, as well as Norway-based goalkeeper Troy Perkins and defender Clarence Goodson.
Following the completion of the camp and the next round of club matches, Bradley will announce the roster that will train in advance of the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Guatemala that is scheduled for Nov. 19 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo. (tickets). Kickoff for the USA’s first-ever World Cup qualifier in Colorado is set for 6 p.m. MT, and the match will be broadcast live on ESPN Classic and Galavision. Fans can also follow the match live on ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker.
The U.S. has locked up first place in Group 1 of the Semifinal Round of FIFA World Cup qualifying, holding 12 points from five matches. The other participant from the group to advance will be determined on the final matchday, as Trinidad & Tobago holds a three point lead over Guatemala. The Guatemalans will be pressing for a victory against the U.S. at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, needing a win to keep their dreams of advancement alive. T&T will be hosting Cuba on the same day.
U.S. Men's National Team Training Camp Roster
Commerce City, Colo.
|Name||Pos.||Ht.||Wt.||Birthdate||Caps / G||Hometown||Club|
|Arnaud, Davy||F||6'0"||165||06/22/80||1 / 0||Nederland, Texas||Kansas City Wizards (MLS)|
|Barrett, Chad||F||5'11"||180||04/30/85||1 / 0||Beaverton, Ore.||Toronto FC (MLS)|
|Bornstein, Jonathan||D||5'9"||145||11/07/84||12 / 1||Los Alamitos, Calif.||Chivas USA (MLS)|
|Casey, Conor||F||6'1"||170||07/25/81||8 / 0||Denver, Colo.||Colorado Rapids (MLS)|
|Ching, Brian||F||6'1"||195||05/24/78||32 / 10||Haleiwa, Hawaii||Houston Dynamo (MLS)|
|Clark, Colin||M||5'11"||161||04/11/84||0 / 0||Ft. Collins, Colo.||Colorado Rapids (MLS)|
|Clark, Ricardo||M||5'10"||150||05/10/83||15 / 1||Jonesboro, Ga.||Houston Dynamo (MLS)|
|Cooper, Kenny||F||6'3"||210||10/21/84||2 / 1||Dallas, Texas||FC Dallas (MLS)|
|Edwards, Brian||GK||6'3"||195||10/06/84||0 / 0||Charlotte, N.C.||Toronto FC (MLS)|
|Franklin, Sean||D||5'10"||155||03/21/85||0 / 0||Palmdale, Calif.||Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS)|
|Gibbs, Cory||D||6'1"||178||01/14/80||19 / 0||Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.||Colorado Rapids (MLS)|
|Goodsen, Clarence||D||6'4"||170||05/17/82||1 / 0||Alexandria, Va.||IK Start (Norway)|
|Kljestan, Sacha||M||6'1"||150||09/09/85||11 / 0||Huntington Beach, Calif.||Chivas USA (MLS)|
|LaBrocca, Nick||M||5'10"||165||11/04/84||0 / 0||Howell, N.J.||Colorado Rapids (MLS)|
|Mastroeni, Pablo||M||5'10"||170||08/26/76||61 / 0||Phoenix, Ariz.||Colorado Rapids (MLS)|
|Moor, Drew||D||6'0"||170||01/15/84||5 / 0||Dallas, Texas||FC Dallas (MLS)|
|Parkhurst, Michael||D||5'11"||155||01/24/84||3 / 0||Providence, R.I.||New England Revolution (MLS)|
|Perkins, Troy||GK||6'2"||190||07/20/81||0 / 0||Worthington, Ohio||Valerenga IF (Norway)|
|Pickens, Matt||GK||6'3"||200||04/05/82||0 / 0||Washington, Mo.||out of contract|
U.S. ROSTER BY POSITION
GOALKEEPERS (3): Brian Edwards (Toronto FC), Troy Perkins (Valerenga IF), Matt Pickens (out of contract)
DEFENDERS (6): Jonathan Bornstein (Chivas USA), Sean Franklin (Los Angeles Galaxy), Cory Gibbs (Colorado Rapids), Clarence Goodson (IK Start), Drew Moor (FC Dallas), Michael Parkhurst (New England Revolution)
MIDFIELDERS (5): Colin Clark (Colorado Rapids), Ricardo Clark (Houston Dynamo), Sacha Kljestan (Chivas USA), Nick LaBrocca (Colorado Rapids), Pablo Mastroeni (Colorado Rapids)
FORWARDS (5): Davy Arnaud (Kansas City Wizards), Chad Barrett (Toronto FC), Conor Casey (Colorado Rapids), Brian Ching (Houston Dynamo), Kenny Cooper (FC Dallas)