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Today is the day the U.S. men's national team reveals its 23-man World Cup roster and after last night's 4-2 loss to the Czechs, the picture is a bit clearer as we move closer to the announcement (1:20pm, ESPN).
Herculez Gomez helped his case, as did Robbie Rogers, Alejandro Bedoya and Edson Buddle to lesser extents. Eddie Johnson, Sacha Kljestan and Heath Pearce didn't help themselves.
For those of you who missed it, here is my take for Fox Soccer on last night's match (as well as my projected final 23).
As far as non-bubble thoughts from last night, DaMarcus Beasley, Stuart Holden, Maurice Edu, Jose Torres and Clarence Goodson all showed well. Jonathan Bornstein had a shocker and while I still think he makes the team, I'd say the chances of him getting on the field grow smaller by the day. Brad Guzan didn't have a great night and you have to think Marcus Hahnemann is the no. 2 goalkeeper now.
SBI correspondent Franco Panizo and I will be in Bristol, Connecticut for the live announcement of the roster selection, so be sure to check in here and FoxSoccer.com for all your roster announcement coverage.
Who do you see making the squad? Share your thoughts below.