U.S. Men's National Team

Bradley to name roster vs. Guatemala: Who would you like to see called up?


The U.S. men’s national team is set to name its roster for next week’s World Cup qualifier against Guatemala in Guatemala City. The match is the first match of the second round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying and is arguably going to be the toughest match the Americans have in the group. That is why U.S. head coach Bob Bradley is expected to call in his strongest possible team for the match.

With that in mind, here is my question for you. What players would you like to see on the roster who aren’t regulars? We all know Landon Donovan, Tim Howard, Oguchi Onyewu and Carlos Bocanegra are among the veterans who will get calls. What relative newcomers do you think have earned a place on the team? Do you think we’ll see any newcomers at all?

Share your thoughts below.

  • Tim

    Let’s remember this is world cup qaulifing. We really can’t give players with no experience caps. Someone suggested Brek Shea, but he barely plays for FC Dallas. He looks like he has a lot of potential.

    CB should be gooch/bocanegra paired with parkhurst. Gooch and boca are the exact same players. they would benefit playing with a player whose qaulity comes from is technical ability and his soccer brain.


  • Tim

    Yeah Johnson sucks. Johnson already got his chance his should be out of the national team set up until he proves something. Ching deserves one more look based on his club form. But it is do or die for him. In reality if we are going to have a striker score consisentally internationally then we need to go over seas to find one. Sadly, the only striker who is in the big four leagues is jozy. Johnson doesn’t count because he really has no future for fulham unless there is a miracle.


  • mexicanbluefish

    Eddie is a monster against central american minnows… got to bring him.

    I would like to see how Boca plays after his fresh start.

    Wynne might be ready for Guatemala.


  • Beckster

    Well they have named the team and no Beasley but most of the Olympians are on. Ching and Demeritt nice additions.


  • pwip

    U.S. Men’s National Team vs. Guatemala

    2010 FIFA World Cup Qualifier – August 20, 2008

    Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Birthdate Caps/G Hometown Club

    Bocanegra, Carlos D 6’0″ 170 05/25/79 58/9 Alta Loma, Calif. Rennes (France)

    Bradley, Michael M 6’2″ 175 07/31/87 21/2 Cedar Grove, N.J. SC Heerenveen (Holland)

    Cherundolo, Steve D 5’6″ 145 02/19/79 48/2 San Diego, Calif. Hannover 96 (Germany)

    Ching, Brian F 6’1″ 195 05/24/78 27/2 Haleiwa, Hawaii Houston Dynamo (MLS)

    DeMerit, Jay D 6’0″ 185 12/04/79 9/0 Green Bay, Wis. Watford FC (England)

    Dempsey, Clint F 6’1″ 170 03/09/83 42/11 Nacogdoches, Texas Fulham FC (England)

    Donovan, Landon F 5’8″ 148 03/04/82 101/36 Redlands, Calif. Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS)

    Edu, Maurice M 6’0″ 170 04/18/86 7/0 Fontana, Calif. Toronto FC (MLS)

    Guzan, Brad GK 6’4″ 210 09/09/84 9/0 Homer Glen, Ill. Aston Villa (England)

    Hejduk, Frankie D 5’8″ 155 08/05/74 78/6 Cardiff, Calif. Columbus Crew (MLS)

    Howard, Tim GK 6’3″ 210 03/06/79 31/0 North Brunswick, N.J. Everton FC (England)

    Johnson, Eddie F 6’0″ 180 03/31/84 36/12 Palm Coast, Fla. Fulham FC (England)

    Kljestan, Sacha M 6’1″ 150 09/09/85 7/0 Huntington Beach, Calif. Chivas USA (MLS)

    Lewis, Eddie M 5’10” 155 05/17/74 80/10 Cerritos, Calif. Derby County (England)

    Mastroeni, Pablo M 5’10” 170 08/26/76 60/0 Phoenix, Ariz. Colorado Rapids (MLS)

    Onyewu, Oguchi D 6’4″ 210 05/13/82 34/4 Olney, Md. Standard de Liege (Belgium)

    Pearce, Heath D 5’10” 175 08/13/84 16/0 Modesto, Calif. Hansa Rostock (Germany)



  • Beckster

    Actually same team as Barbados and he is going to name one more player before they leave. My guess is he is trying to get Coppell to give up Convey. He seems short on wingers.


  • Isaac

    Yea if Subotic cant take his COACH telling him he’s not good enough for this or that, then whats going to happen when his teammates tell him, his friends, his family? He’s your coach, thats his job dude. Although Rongen doing that in public really wasnt a good decision. MAYBE those things he said were a little harsh. However like i said, GET OVER IT.


  • walker

    gooch is suspended due to an infraction at the end of last year’s euro run. nothing to do with injuries or transfers. the gooch is staying put.


  • Nick

    Johnson’s not even going to be fit enough to play for Fulham this weekend (Hodgson said so in a video preview on the fulhamfc.com site). I understand Ching, but how can Cooper and Buddle not even get a look? I have been sitting back while others clamored for Cooper, but this is starting to make it difficult for me to get excited about qualifying.


  • walker

    is beasley still injured? no cooper is a big slap in the face. scoring regularly for your MLS club is not as good as participating in passing drills for a bottom 5 EPL team? shame. i can understand bradley letting jozy settle in at villareal after the olympics, but not including cooper is ridiculous.


  • nyc

    GK: Howard, Guzan, Hanneman

    D: Cherundolo, Bocanegra, DeMerit, Pearce, Edu, Orozco

    M: Lewis, Adu, Bradley, Kljestan, Mastroeni

    F: Donovan, Dempsey, Altidore, Cooper

    In camp to make 23, not on gameday roster:

    Feilhaber: Attitude sucks, skills are there.

    Beasley: If he’s recovered from recent hamstring issue. (Otherwise Szetzela)

    Holden: Just needs some seasoning I think

    Wynne: God awful soccer player, amazing athlete.

    Parkhurst: I’d rather him back there than Gooch.


  • Isaac

    Isn’t it kind of ironic how just a year ago Beasley was a threat to Eddie Lewis’ chances of playing on the left wing, but now Beasley doesn’t even get a call up while Lewis does? Is Beasley injured or has he just not been doing well lately? I’m glad to see Sacha get a call-up. Can’t wait to see how he’ll do. Wonder if Bradley will have him as an attacking midfielder/winger or as a central midfielder.


  • Betinho

    US Soccer had the number of WCQ games played and goals scored after each players name. EJ is 8 games played and 8 goals scored. I’m guessing that’s why he gets a call. Ching also ahs a decent record. It was mentioned earlier this is the most difficult game of the group. Maybe Bob doesn’t want to try something new against in this game. I sure am sick of waiting. And Cooper needs the caps so he can paly in England – JUST KIDDING!!! LOL


  • Isaac

    Johnson does have a decent game/goal record doesn’t he?It’s either one or the other with Beez:injured or just getting off an injury. The SPL is way to violent for him lol.


  • tbisgrove

    Nick- Wrong Johnson. He’s talking about Andy Johnson who had a thigh strain. Not EJ who had a brain strain when given a ball to score a goal.


  • Isaac

    Wow….on the upside Johnson will be there for the USA(its an upside….YES IT IS!!!!) on the down side Fulham is screwed this weekend…..poor clint and EJ


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