USA Names World Cup Roster

Bob Bradley has finalized his roster. Here are the Yanks going to South Africa: GKs: Tim Howard, Brad Guzan, Marcus Hahnemann FBs: Jonathan Bornstein, Steve Cherundolo, Jonathan Spector CBs: Jay DeMerit, Oguchi Onyewu, Carlos Bocanegra, Clarence Goodson, Mids: Michael Bradley, Maurice Edu, Ricardo Clark, Landon Donovan, Clint Dempsey, Stuart Holden, Benny Feilhaber, Jose Francisco Torres, [...]

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England 3 – Mexico 1: England Wins but Reveals Vulnerabilities

Last night England met Mexico in a World Cup warm-up, and while England found themselves victors, possession and shots on goal favored Mexico. It’s the Formation, Stupid Once the lineups were announced, it was all but certain USA’s southern neighbors would control the pace of the game. England strolled out in their traditional 4-4-2, and [...]

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USA – Czech Republic Preview

Bob Bradley has stated he will announce his final 23-man World Cup roster later this week, making Tuesday’s friendly against the Czech Republic (8:00 EST – Hartford, Connecticut) the last chance for peripheral players to make an impression. Players to watch Forward: Herculez Gomez, Edson Buddle, Robbie Findley, Eddie Johnson One of these strikers needs [...]

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World Cup Group Competition: Algeria

England may be the heavy Group C favorites and Algeria the least-likely team to advance to the knockout round, but the Algerian’s quality midfield could cause problems for England, Slovenia, and the USA. Note – we are indebted to Just-football.com for their formation analysis. Roster (Clubs in parentheses) Defenders: Habib Belaid (Boulogne, France), Nadir Belhadj [...]

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Onyewu Signs Extension, US Training Camp Begins

Onyewu Agrees to Interesting Contract Extension Oguchi Onyewu signed a one-year contract extension with AC Milan today. His original deal will be extended through 2013 and, in a generous twist, Onyewu offered to play the final season without pay. The center back, who has been sidelined for 8 months, received his full salary for the [...]

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World Cup Group Competition: England’s Roster

Fútbol for Gringos spent much of last week discussing the United States’ recently released provisional World Cup roster and its implications. Today marks the first post in a series examining the rosters of group stage competitors England, Slovenia, and Algeria. We’ll start with superpower England. Roster Goalkeepers: Joe Hart, David James, Robert Green. Defenders: Leighton [...]

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World Cup Roster: Locks, Bubble Watch, and Where’s Charlie?

The provisional World Cup roster has been announced. We’ll address the big news first: why no Charlie Davies? Say It Ain’t So, Charlie The official company line, straight from Bob Bradley, is that “he (Charlie) hadn’t been given full medical clearance” from his club, Sochaux. This statement, however, does not come without a conflict of [...]

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USA Names Provisional World Cup Roster: No Charlie Davies

The following players have been chosen to participate in the United States’ pre-World Cup training camp beginning this Saturday, May 15th. GKs: Tim Howard, Brad Guzan, Marcus Hahnemann FBs: Jonathan Bornstein, Steve Cherundolo, Jonathan Spector,  Heath Pearce CBs: Jay DeMerit, Oguchi Onyewu, Carlos Bocanegra, Clarence Goodson, Chad Marshall Mids: Michael Bradley, Maurice Edu, Ricardo Clark, [...]

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