U.S. National Team Set For Qualifiers
Bob Bradley selected his 22-man roster for the upcoming CONCACAF 2010 World Cup qualifiers against Honduras and Costa Rica, which will determine if the U.S. qualifies for South Africa automatically.
Surprisingly, New Mexico-born Edgar Castillo, who’s recent switch from Mexico to the U.S. was approved by FIFA wasn’t included. It’s hard to imagine Bradley would have given Castillo his first start in a such a difficult environment like Honduras, yet he could have included him in the squad to get him acclimated going forward.
The U.S. wraps up an automatic berth in the World Cup with a win or if Costa Rica loses to Trinidad & Tobago. The U.S. can move to South Africa with a draw at Honduras, should Costa Rica also draw.
GOALKEEPERS (2): Brad Guzan, Tim Howard
DEFENDERS (7): Carlos Bocanegra, Jonathan Bornstein, Steve Cherundolo, Jimmy Conrad, Clarence Goodson, Oguchi Onyewu, Jonathan Spector
MIDFIELDERS (7): Michael Bradley, Ricardo Clark, Clint Dempsey, Benny Feilhaber, Stuart Holden, Robbie Rogers, José Francisco Torres
FORWARDS (6): Jozy Altidor, Conor Casey, Brian Ching, Kenny Cooper, Charlie Davies, Landon Donovan