Thursday, March 17, 2011

USA Roster for Matches Mar 26 v Argentina & Mar 29 v Paraguay

Here is the 24 player roster for the two upcoming friendlies:

Marcus Hahnemann - Wolverhampton
Tim Howard - Everton
David Yelldell - Duisburg
Carlos Bocanegra - St Etienne
Jonathan Bornstein - UANL Tigres
Timothy Chandler - Nurnberg
Steve Cherundolo - Hannover
Jay DeMerit - Vancouver Whitecaps
Oguchi Onyewu - Twente
Tim Ream - Red Bull New York
Jonathan Spector - West Ham
Zak Whitbread - Norwich
Michael Bradley - Aston Villa
Clint Dempsey - Fulham
Mikkel Diskeruud - Stabaek
Landon Donovan - LA Galaxy
Mo Edu - Rangers
Benny Feilhaber - AGF
Stuart Holden - Bolton
Jermaine Jones - Blackburn
Sacha Kljestan - Anderlecht
Juan Agudelo - Red Bull New York
Jozy Altidore - Bursaspor
Edson Buddle - Ingolstadt

A couple of big surprises selections: Veteran goalkeeper David Yelldell of Duisburg in Germany's 2.Bundesliga get his first ever call from the USA, as does 20 year old wide midfielder Timothy Chandler of Bundesliga team Nurnberg. We also have centerback Zak Whitbread of Norwich in England's Championship division who has played on USA youth teams but never the senior team, and a return after a fair amount of time away from the team for Sacha Kljestan. Youngsters Mix Diskeruud, Tim Ream and Juan Agudelo also get the call.

I am curious to see where Chandler might play on the field with this team as they have him listed as a defender (I assume fullback), but with his club team he has been used as a wide attacking midfield/forward player.

Finally, both DeMerit and Agudelo have been struggling with slight injuries at their club teams. So it will be interesting to see if they play in MLS games this weekend.

-Sat Mar 26
USA v Argentina
Venue: New Meadowlands Stadium - East Rutherford NJ
-Tue Mar 29
USA v Paraguay
Venue: LP Field - Nashville TN


Anonymous Christof said...

Chandler played right back the last few games for nuernberg

8:33 AM  
Blogger brucio said...

Thank you Christof. Its always good to get accurate info. Too bad he hasn't been playing left back.

12:10 PM  
Anonymous Christof said...

haha. i think nearly everyone needs a good leftback. and to be more precise, chandler played right back the last two games because of injured juri judt. before that he played attacking right mid like you said.

2:39 AM  

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