03 November, 2011

US Roster v France and Slovenia

Looks like we are going to see a lot of euro based players for this one as only 5 MLS players are called up (they need a little break for now) including Bill Hamid who is currently on trial with West Brom in the EPL.

GOALKEEPERS (2): Bill Hamid (D.C.United), Tim Howard (Everton)
DEFENDERS (7): Carlos Bocanegra (Rangers), Timmy Chandler (Nürnberg), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover 96), Clarence Goodson (Brondby), Alfredo Morales (Hertha Berlin), Michael Orozco Fiscal (San Luis), Oguchi Onyewu (Sporting Lisbon)
MIDFIELDERS (9): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Michael Bradley (Chievo Verona), Clint Dempsey (Fulham), Maurice Edu (Rangers), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim), Jermaine Jones (Schalke 04), Robbie Rogers (Columbus Crew), Brek Shea (FC Dallas), Danny Williams (Hoffenheim)
FORWARDS (4): Jozy Altidore (AZ Alkmaar), DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Edson Buddle (Ingolstadt), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy)

This could be the last chance for Robbie Rogers to impress and it's looking rather thin at mid... interesting.

And for those of you wondering who the heck is Alfredo Morales, he's got three passports, Peru, Germany and US. His parents were born in Peru but presumably they moved to the US before ending up in Germany. Morales plays along the backline, but Hertha Berlin lists him as a midfielder. Either way, Hertha head coach and former defensive stud Marcus Babbel recommended him to Klinsmann, so that speaks wonders.

The USMNT faces France in Paris, November 11th @ 2pm CST on ESPN2 and then travels to
Ljubljana to face Slovenia, November 15th @12pm CST on ESPN2 and Galavision.

Photo: USSF

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