by GIANFRANCO PANIZO
As the United States national team took the field in windy Miami Shores, Florida on Thursday morning, there was one glaring absence as the team practiced. Oguchu Onyewu.
The towering center back sat out of Thursday's practice with a mild right knee sprain but Onyewu is expected to play against El Salvador.
When asked whether or not he felt that Onyewu would be ready in time for Saturday's match, head coach Bob Bradley replied with a simple "Yes."
Another interesting tidbit from the U.S. practice was the news that some American players and coaches will partake in Futbol Forever, a soccer program designed to help teach kids specific exercises from the beautiful game.
U.S. Soccer will be donating gear to the kids at the event, which will take place on Friday at the Universidad Don Bosco in El Salvador. The U.S. national team representatives will also be joined by some of El Salvador's national team players and coaches. No word on which players and coaches will participate.
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