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Warshaw Added to Pan-Am Roster

CHICAGO (July 7, 2007) – Bobby Warshaw was the final player added to the U.S. Men’s Pan-American Soccer Team, which will be held from July 13-16 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. With the addition of Warshaw, head coach Bob Jenkins now has a 18-player roster for the tournament.

Warshaw is set to join Stanford University in the fall, bringing the total number of collegiate players on the roster to 12. The 18-year-old midfielder, who posted 24 goals and six assists as a senior, was named Pennsylvania player of the year twice by the state's soccer coaches and twice by Gatorade.

Warshaw was never part of U.S. Soccer’s U-17 Residency Program, although he did play with the U-17s on occasion during tournaments.

The team will open the tournament on July 15 against Venezuela at 5:15 p.m. ET at the Zico Football Center before taking on Bolivia on July 18 at 2 p.m. ET at the Miecimo da Silva Sport Complex. The U.S. will round out group play against Mexico on July 21 at 9 a.m. ET at Brazil’s famed Maracana Stadium. The tournament semifinals will take place on July 24 and the third place and final matches will be held on July 27, all at Maracana Stadium.

The Pan American games are a continental version of the Olympic Games which includes the Olympic Program sports and others that are not part of the Olympics. Always conducted one year before the Olympic Games, the first Pan American Games were held in 1951, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Inspired by the holding of the first Central American Games in 1924, the Latin American representatives of the International Olympic Committee proposed the creation of a competition that would include all the countries in the Americas to strengthen sport activities in the region. 

U.S. Pan-American Games Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Warren Gross (Penn State), Kevin Klasila (Santa Clara University)
DEFENDERS (5): Kevin Alston (Indiana University), Shawn Barry (Miramar, Fla.), Greg Eckhardt (Clemson University), Greg Folk (UCLA), Chance Meyers (UCLA)
MIDFIELERS (7): Jalil Anibaba (Santa Clara), Danny Barrera (Thousand Oaks, Calif.), TJ Cyrus (Norfolk, Va.), Jeremy Hall (University of Maryland), Dan Kelly (Indiana University), Stephen McCarthy (Santa Clara University), Michael Stephens (UCLA)
FORWARDS (4): Danny Cruz (Glendale, Ariz.), Omar Gonzalez (University of Maryland), Peri Marosevic (University of Michigan), Bobby Warshaw (Stanford)

U.S. Men's Pan-American Team Schedule
Date         Opponent        Location                                             Time
July 15     Venezuela       Zico Football Center                        5:15 p.m. ET
July 18     Bolivia              Miécimo da Silva Complex             2 p.m. ET
July 21     Mexico              Maracanã Stadium                           9 a.m. ET
July 24     Semifinals       Maracana Stadium                          2:30 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. ET
July 27     Finals               Maracana Stadium                           2 p.m. ET

Pan-American Games Full Schedule

Group A

Sunday, July 15
Ecuador vs. Costa Rica
Brazil vs. Honduras

Wednesday, July 18
Brazil vs. Costa Rica
Honduras vs. Ecuador

Saturday, July 21
Brazil vs. Ecuador
Costa Rica vs. Honduras

Group B

Sunday, July 15
Mexico vs. Bolivia
USA vs. Venezuela

Wednesday, July 18
Bolivia vs. USA
Mexico vs. Venezuela

Saturday, July 21
USA vs. Mexico
Venezuela vs. Bolivia

Group C

Sunday, July 15
Colombia vs. Jamaica
Argentina vs. Haiti

Wednesday, July 18
Jamaica vs. Argentina
Haiti vs. Colombia

Saturday, July 21
Jamaica vs. Haiti
Argentina vs. Colombia