While most of them may be a bit young to have a realistic chance of playing in the 2010 World Cup, a team of MLS Generation adidas players are about to take a trip to South Africa for an experience they won't soon forget.
Stefan Frei, Patrick Nyarko and Chris Pontius headline a team of 18 MLS players that will travel to South Africa to participate in a series of friendlies and other events later this month.
Here is the squad (Omar Gonzalez and Steve Zakuani are NOT on the team as we first listed):
Chance Myers (KC Wizards), Brek Shea (FC Dallas), Anthony Beltran (Real Salt Lake), Ciaran O'Brien (Colorado Rapids), Patrick Nyarko (Chicago Fire), Josh Lambo (FC Dallas), Roger Espinoza (KC Wizards), Rob Valentino (Colorado Rapids), Bruno Guarda (FC Dallas), Eric Avila (FC Dallas), Kevin Alston (NE Revolution), Stefan Frei (Toronto FC), Jeremy Hall (New York Red Bulls), Peri Marosevic (FC Dallas), Rodney Wallace (D.C. United), Daniel Cruz (Houston Dynamo), Baggio Husidic (Chicago Fire), Chris Pontius (D.C. United)
The squad, which will be coached by Columbus Crew head coach Robert Warzycha, will play friendlies against reserve teams for South African clubs Ajax Capetown and Orlando Pirates, while also visiting the home of Nelson Mandela during the 10-day trip.
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