U.S. Unveils Roster for Brazil Friendly

U.S. Soccer has announced a roster of 18 players that will face Brazil at the New Meadowlands Stadium next Tuesday.

Fourteen of the 18 were members of the 2010 World Cup team, and only one, German-American midfielder Jermaine Jones, has never suited up for the U.S. before.

Here is the roster:

GOALKEEPERS (2): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton) 

DEFENDERS (6): Carlos Bocanegra (Saint-Étienne), Jonathan Bornstein (Chivas USA), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover), Clarence Goodson (IK Start), Chad Marshall (Columbus Crew), Jonathan Spector (West Ham United) 

MIDFIELDERS (7): Alejandro Bedoya (Örebro), Michael Bradley (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy), Maurice Edu (Rangers), Benny Feilhaber (Aarhus), Jermaine Jones (Schalke), Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht)

 FORWARDS (3): Edson Buddle (Los Angeles Galaxy), Robbie Findley (Real Salt Lake), Herculez Gomez (Pachuca)

Midfielder Jose Torres is out with an ankle injury, and striker Charlie Davies is still not back to 100% fitness.

What do you think of the lineup? Still woefully thin at forward, isn’t it?

We’re interested in seeing Jones in midfield alongside Michael Bradley (for some portion of the game, at least).

More than 55,000 tickets have already been sold for the game, which is on ESPN2 at 8:00 p.m.


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