The US Soccer Roster for the World Cup has been announced on ESPN. Charlie Davies is unfortunately not on the US Soccer roster due to his present injury, but he was still seriously considered for it according to Coach Bob Bradley who made the statement â€œHe remained part of the conversation right up until yesterday. We just felt right now, for Charlie, it is in his best interest to continue his rehab and continue to get back to where he was last year.â€
Coach Bradley was very excited to finally have his US Soccer World Cup team decided so that the team can now get together and start preparing for the World Cupâ€™s first round. The US Soccer team will be fortunate enough to be opening up the World Cup tournament on June 12 in Rustenberg, England.
At this time, Coach Bradley has decided that his number 1 goal keeper will be Tim Howard and he will be backed up Marcus Hahnemann and also Brad Guzan. The US Soccer Roster is below, but keep in mind the final World Cup team is expected to be cut to 23 in June.
Here is the full US Soccer Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (3) Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Marcus Hahnemann (Wolverhampton)
DEFENDERS (9) Carlos Bocanegra (Rennes), Jonathan Bornstein (Chivas USA), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover), Jay DeMerit (Watford), Clarence Goodson (IK Start), Chad Marshall (Columbus Crew), Oguchi Onyewu (AC Milan), Heath Pearce (FC Dallas), Jonathan Spector (West Ham United)
MIDFIELDERS (12) DaMarcus Beasley (Rangers), Alejandro Bedoya (Ã–rebro), Michael Bradley (Borussia MÃ¶nchengladbach), Ricardo Clark (Houston Dynamo), Clint Dempsey (Fulham), Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy), Maurice Edu (Rangers), Benny Feilhaber (Aarhus), Stuart Holden (Bolton), Sacha Kljestan (Chivas USA), Robbie Rogers (Columbus Crew), JosÃ© Torres (Pachuca)
FORWARDS (6) Jozy Altidore (Villarreal), Edson Buddle (Los Angeles Galaxy), Brian Ching (Houston Dynamo), Robbie Findley (Real Salt Lake), Herculez Gomez (Puebla), Eddie Johnson (Aris Thessaloniki)