Mid-Day Ticker: USA roster to be announced May 23, Union-Madrid match official and more

Mid-Day Ticker: USA roster to be announced May 23, Union-Madrid match official and more

U.S. Men's National Team

Mid-Day Ticker: USA roster to be announced May 23, Union-Madrid match official and more

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By FRANCO PANIZO

If you're anxiously awaiting to know who will be representing the U.S. men's national team in the Gold Cup, your wait will soon be over.

Head coach Bob Bradley will reveal his 23-man roster for the Gold Cup on May 23, U.S. Soccer announced via its Twitter on Thursday. The announcement will be made on ussoccer.com.

Bradley recently touched on the roster selection, saying that a large portion of the team would be made up of players who took part in last summer's World Cup. Bradley also said that the Gold Cup will provide an opportunity to continue to incorporate younger talents, such as Juan Agudelo and Timmy Chandler.

Here are more stories from Thursday:

Union-Madrid friendly made official

The Philelphia Union's rumored match against Real Madrid is no longer a rumor. The game was made official and is scheduled to take place on July 23 at Lincoln Financial Field at 9pm ET. The match is part of the 2011 Herbalife World Football Challenge.

Keen wants Hammers job permanently

West Ham United interim manager Kevin Keen is hoping to lock up the Hammers' job on a permanent basis. Keen will be in charge of the club for its season finale against Sunderland this weekend, and he's hoping he can fill in for Avram Grant on a full-time basis after the latter was fired following last Sunday's defeat to Wigan Athletic, which relegated the club to the Championship.

Madrid close in on Altintop

Real Madrid is closing in on the signing of Bayern Munich midfielder Hamit Altintop. The Turkish international has only played 63 matches for Bayern during his four-year stay at the club, but he looks poised to join Madrid on a free transfer.

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Who do you expect to see on the Gold Cup roster? Planning on attending the Union-Madrid match? Think Keen can get West Ham back to the Premiership?

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