U.S. coach Bob Bradley’s 30-man provisional squad for FIFA World Cup 2010 commenced training on Monday in Princeton, NJ.
The USA will face the Czech Republic in Hartford, CT on May 25th and Turkey in Philadelphia on May 29th before Bradley’s final 23-man roster is submitted to FIFA by a June 1st deadline.
The U.S. team will depart for South Africa on May 30 and face fellow qualifiers Australia on June 5 in Roodepoort.
The United States is pooled with England, Slovenia and Algeria for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Team USA’s first tournament match will be against England on June 12th.
U.S. TRAINING CAMP 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 (Örebro), Michael Bradley (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Ricardo Clark (Eintracht Frankfurt), 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), José 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)