Tuesday, September 06, 2011

USA v Belgium Match Preview for Tue Sep 6, 2011

Comin' atcha with a special early post due to the game time here in the USA. 1:30pm CT kickoff


International friendly.

Match & Score:
-Tue Sep 6
Belgium v USA - 1:30pm CT on ESPN and ESPN3.com
Venue: King Baudouin Stadium - Brussels

US Soccer with a detailed preview of today's game in Belgium.

4 players were released from traveling to Belgium: Landon Donovan so he could play with his club LA on Monday, Fabian Johnson because he has not received his international clearance from FIFA, and then Teal Bunbury and Chris Pontius for undisclosed reasons. (Bunbury was not eligible to play for Kansas City on Monday due to red card suspension.)

3 players were added to the roster for the Belgium game: Kyle Beckerman, Steve Cherundolo and Clint Dempsey. Beckerman had played for Real Salt Lake on Saturday, and the other two had stayed in Europe to rest. Expect all 3 to see field time.

Mike Woitalla of Soccer America previews today's game.

Grant Wahl of Sports Illustrated with a preview of the game today.

Greg Seltzer of MLSsoccer.com previews today's match.

Ives Galarcep of Fox Soccer with a preview, and a look at how Clint Dempsey might be used.

Jeff Carlisle of ESPN previews.

Brian Sciaretta of Yanks Abroad with a match preview.

Yanks Abroad has quotes from head coach Jurgen Klinsmann.

John Godfrey of the New York Times looks at Clint Dempsey's potential role in this team.

Andrew Das of the New York Times sees Klinsmann's philosophy being all about confidence.

Brian Straus of Sporting News previews the game.

US soccer has a Q & A with Steve Cherundolo, about European experience.

US Soccer set up a Q & A with Brek Shea where readers asked the Q's.

US Soccer has a video interview with Jozy Altidore.

"I left at 11 a.m. from Salt Lake City and got to New York around 5:30. I had a flight from New York at 7:25 and got into Brussels this morning at 9 a.m. There was an absolute mob at customs. I got to the front and there was a driver waiting for me. I went right to practice put on some gear and went to work."
-Kyle Beckerman was the last player to join the team.

Bill Hamid - DC United
Tim Howard - Everton
Carlos Bocanegra - Rangers
Edgar Castillo - America
Timmy Chandler - Nurnberg
Steve Cherundolo - Hannover
Clarence Goodson - Brondby
Michael Orozco Fiscal - San Luis
Tim Ream - New York Red Bulls
Jonathan Spector - Birmingham
Kyle Beckerman - Real Salt Lake
Clint Dempsey - Fulham
Maurice Edu - Rangers
Sacha Kljestan - Anderlecht
Jeff Larentowicz - Colorado Rapids
Robbie Rogers - Columbus Crew
Brek Shea - Dallas
Jose Torres - Pachuca
Juan Agudelo - New York Red Bulls
Jozy Altidore - AZ

Thibaut Courtois - Atletico Madrid
Jean-Francois Gillet - Bologna
Simon Mignolet - Sunderland
Toby Alderweireld - Amsterdam Ajax
Vincent Kompany - Manchester City
Nicolas Lombaerts - Zenit St Petersburg
Denis Odoi - Anderlecht
Jan Vertonghen - Amsterdam Ajax
Marouane Fellaini - Everton
Eden Hazard - Lille Metropole
David Hubert - KRC Genk
Dries Mertens - PSV Eindhoven
Vadis Odjidja Ofoe - Club Brugge
Timmy Simons - Nurnberg
Jelle Van Damme - Standard Liege
Axel Witsel - Benfica
Igor De Camargo - Borrusia Monchengladbach
Moussa Dembele - Fulham
Romelu Lukaku - Chelsea
Marvin Ogunjimi - KRC Genk
Bjorn Vleminckx - Club Brugge
Jelle Vossen - KRC Genk

The regular daily soccer news will follow this afternoon as usual.


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