Edson Buddle Added to U.S. Roster for Matches against Honduras and Ecuador
Landon Donovan Forced to Withdraw with Injury; U.S. MNT Convenes in Miami Starting on Oct. 3
CHICAGO (Oct. 3, 2011) â€” U.S. Menâ€™s National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has added Edson Buddle to the roster for the matches against Honduras and Ecuador. LA Galaxy forward Landon Donovan has withdrawn due to a strained right quadriceps.
The U.S. first hosts Honduras on Oct. 8 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami (TICKETS). Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. ET, and the match will be broadcast live on Fox Soccer and Univision. Three days later, the U.S. will make their first appearance at Red Bull Arena when they welcome Ecuador to Harrison, N.J. (TICKETS). Coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN2, ESPN3 and Univision. Fans can follow both matches live on ussoccer.comâ€™s MatchTracker and Twitter @ussoccer.
As part of the activities during camp, the U.S. Menâ€™s National Team will hold public training sessions at Sun Life Stadium and Red Bull Arena. The public training session in Miami will take place Friday, Oct. 7 from 5-6 p.m., and at Red Bull Arena on Oct. 10 from 5-6 p.m. Admission to both sessions is free. Fans who plan on attending are requested to register on ussoccer.com [SUN LIFE STADIUM] [RED BULL ARENA]. All training times and locations are subject to change. U.S. Soccer Supporters Club members will receive premium seating. If fans wish to take part in this exclusive priority, they can join the U.S. Soccer Supporters Club.
U.S. ROSTER BY POSITION -Â Detailed Roster
GOALKEEPERS (3): Bill Hamid (D.C.United), Tim Howard (Everton), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
DEFENDERS (7): Carlos Bocanegra (Rangers), Timmy Chandler (NÃ¼rnberg), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover 96),Â Oguchi Onyewu (Sporting Lisbon), Michael Orozco Fiscal (San Luis), Tim Ream (New York Red Bulls), Jonathan Spector (Birmingham City)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Michael Bradley (Chievo Verona), Clint Dempsey (Fulham), Maurice Edu (Rangers), Jeff Larentowicz (Colorado Rapids), Brek Shea (FC Dallas), Danny Williams (Hoffenheim)
FORWARDS (5): Juan Agudelo (New York Red Bulls), Jozy Altidore (AZ Alkmaar), DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Edson Buddle (FC Ingolstadt), Teal Bunbury (Sporting Kansas City)