CONCACAF has ruled that the U.S. men's national team will be allowed seven extra roster slots for the Gold Cup because of the U.S. team's participation in the Confederations Cup. The ruling means the United States now has 30 roster spots.
So what seven players will be added? Those names haven't been revealed yet. We will post them as soon as they are made available.
Here is the initial 23-man USA roster:
GOALKEEPERS– Jon Busch (Chicago Fire), Troy Perkins (Valarenga), Luis Robles (FC Kaiserslautern)
DEFENDERS– Steve Cherundolo (Hannover 96), Jimmy Conrad (Kansas City Wizards), Clarence Goodson (IK Start), Jay Heaps (New England Revolution), Chad Marshall (Columbus Crew), Michael Parkhurst (FC Nordsjaellands), Heath Pearce (Hansa Rostock)
MIDFIELDERS– Davy Arnaud (Kansas City Wizards), Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Colin Clark (Colorado Rapids), Sam Cronin (Toronto FC), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders), Stuart Holden (Houston Dynamo), Logan Pause (Chicago Fire), Robbie Rogers (Columbus Crew)
FORWARDS– Freddy Adu (AS Monaco), Brian Ching (Houston Dynamo), Kenny Cooper (FC Dallas), Charlie Davies (Hammarby IF), Santino Quaranta (D.C. United)
So what seven players would you add to the roster? Here's a seven-man group to consider:
Jose Francisco Torres, Michael Orozco, Chris Pontius, Geoff Cameron, Robbie Findley, Jeremiah White, Kamani Hill
Okay, so maybe all those players aren't available for the Gold Cup, but these are players I would like to get a look in the near future.
What seven players would you like to see added to the U.S. Gold Cup roster? Share your own suggestions below.