U.S. Roster for Carson Camp Ahead of Mexico WCQ Named

After a five-day break, U.S. Coach Bob Bradley today named 20 players for the camp that begins Friday at Home Depot Center ahead of the final round of World Cup qualifying.

All except the Columbus Crew’s Frankie Hejduk were in camp for the Sweden game; expect experienced overseas players to gradually filter into the nine-day camp before Bradley names an 18-player roster for the sold-out Feb. 11 game in Columbus.

The roster:

Goalkeepers – Jon Busch (Chicago Fire), Will Hesmer (Columbus Crew), Matt Pickens (Colorado Rapids)

Defenders – Jonathan Bornstein (Chivas USA), Frankie Hejduk (Columbus Crew), Ugo Ihemelu (Colorado Rapids), Chris Wingert (Real Salt Lake), Marvell Wynne (Toronto FC)

Midfielders – Brian Carroll (Columbus Crew), Ricardo Clark (Houston Dynamo), Eddie Gaven (Columbus Crew), Stuart Holden (Houston Dynamo), Jack Jewsbury (Kansas City Wizards), Sacha Kljestan (Chivas USA), Robbie Rogers (Columbus Crew), John Thorrington (Chicago Fire)

Forwards – Brian Ching (Houston Dynamo), Kenny Cooper (FC Dallas), Charlie Davies (Hammarby IF), Chris Rolfe (Chicago Fire)

Updated: And here’s a story on Thorrington and Rogers from today’s Palos Verdes Peninsula News, which serves the area where both grew up.

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