U.S. Roster Named For Mexico Game

Blogging is late since I headed out to the U.S. training camp this morning just before the roster for Wednesday’s game in Texas against Mexico was announced.

Nine players from Bob Bradley’s 20-player Home Depot Center training camp joined another 13 – all but three with European teams – on the U.S. squad announced today for Wednesday’s game in Texas against Houston.

The major surprise inclusion: the Dynamo’s uncapped defender Stuart Holden.

The full roster – goalkeepers Brad Guzan (Chivas USA), Tim Howard (Everton); defenders Carlos Bocanegra (Fulham), Ramiro Corrales (SK Brann), Drew Moor (FC Dallas), Oguchi Onyewu (Standard de Liege), Michael Parkhurst (New England Revolution), Heath Pearce (Hansa Rostock), Eddie Robinson (Houston Dynamo); midfielders Freddy Adu (SL Benfica,), Michael Bradley (SC Heerenveen), Ricardo Clark (Houston Dynamo), Bobby Convey (Reading), Brian Davis (Houston Dynamo), Maurice Edu (Toronto FC), Benny Feilhaber (Derby County), Stuart Holden (Houston Dynamo), Eddie Lewis (Derby County); forwards Jozy Altidore (New York Red Bulls), Clint Dempsey (Fulham FC), Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy), Pat Noonan (Aalesund FK).

Guzan, Moor, Robinson, Parkhurst, Corrales, Donovan, Clark, Edu, Davis, Altidore and Noonan all played last month against Sweden in Carson.

The Wizards’ Jimmy Conrad, defender Clarence Goodson, the Fire’s Chris Rolfe and the largely unknown Jeremiah White, who plays in Scandanavia — and who all played against Sweden – were dropped.

Striker Taylor Twellman is out injured.

Full details here.

Guzan, who arrived back from Europe at 6 p.m. Friday, chatted with local media after practice about his abortive move to England’s Aston Villa. I’ll have more on that later.

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