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USA vs. Mexico Countdown: USA roster announced


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Tim Howard, Landon Donovan, Clint Dempsey and Oguchi Onyewu were among the European-based veterans called in to the U.S. national team's 20-man roster for the upcoming World Cup qualifier against Mexico on Wednesday (7pm, ESPN2 HD/ESPN2/Univision). The roster was revealed on Sunday afternoon.

Here is the 20-man roster (18 will be in uniform for Wednesday's match):

GOALKEEPERS: Tim Howard, Brad Guzan

DEFENDERS: Oguchi Onyewu, Carlos Bocanegra, Frankie Hejduk, Heath Pearce, Dan Califf, Jonathan Bornstein, Marvell Wynne

MIDFIELDERS: DaMarcus Beasley, Michael Bradley, Sacha Kljestan, Jose Francisco Torres, Ricardo Clark, Robbie Rogers

FORWARDS: Landon Donovan, Clint Dempsey, Brian Ching, Jozy Altidore, Charlie Davies

Missing from the list were Kenny Cooper and Freddy Adu to name two. Steve Cherundolo is out with an injury while Pablo Mastroeni is suspended for the match.

Most of the European-based members of the squad arrive in Columbus on Sunday ahead of Wednesday's match. Most of the Mexican team arrived on Saturday night.

What do you think of this group? Do you like the U.S. team's chances of continue its streak of dominance against Mexico on American soil? Disappointed that Cooper and/or Adu didn't get the call? Can't wait for the match to kick off on Wednesday?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. All you people rootin 4 the U.S.A suck %^&*

    Look where they set the game, in &*(*&*( Columbus Ohio, give me a *((&%^&%^ break man. Gee let me see, it could have been in L.A. where we have beautiful wheather, it could have been in FL. Oh lets play in screwed up wheather and play in Ohio, yeah thats a good idea. I guess the U.S. Soccer Team is full of republicans.

  2. Bradley will start Clark over Kljestan b/c of Rico’s superior defensive ability. Sasha will sub in at the 75th-80th min and M Bradley will drop to defensive midfield.

    My prediction for USMNT starting lineup v Mexico:





    —-Pearce Bocanegra Onyewu Hejduk—-


    Subs (barring injury): Kljestan (Clark), Torres (Beasley), Altidore (Ching)


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