Wednesday, August 20, 2008

US vs. Guatemala World Cup 2010 Qualifier Tonight

Tonight the US plays in Guatemala City in the first Semifinal round of World Cup 2010 qualifying. Our roster includes:

GOALKEEPERS (2): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa: 2/2 SO), Tim Howard (Everton FC: 3/2 SO)

DEFENDERS (6): Carlos Bocanegra (Rennes: 13/1), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover 96: 15/0), Jay DeMerit (Watford FC: 1/0), Frankie Hejduk (Columbus Crew: 11/1), Oguchi Onyewu (Standard de Liege: 8/0)(Recently offered contracts with PSG and Lazio), Heath Pearce (Hansa Rostock: 2/0)

MIDFIELDERS (6): DaMarcus Beasley (Glasgow Rangers: 16/4), Michael Bradley (SC Heerenveen: 2/1), Maurice Edu (Toronto FC: 1/0)(Recently Signed with Glasgow Rangers for $5 million), Sacha Kljestan (Chivas USA: 1/0), Eddie Lewis (Derby County: 19/3), Pablo Mastroeni (Colorado Rapids: 10/0)

FORWARDS (4): Brian Ching (Houston Dynamo: 7/4), Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy: 21/8), Clint Dempsey (Fulham FC: 8/2), Eddie Johnson (Fulham FC: 8/8)
*numbers indicate all-time World Cup Qualifying caps/goals
*from The Official Site of U.S. Soccer

The game starts at 10 p.m. on ESPN 2. Be sure to check it out. The U-23 guys are looking to redeem themselves after their elimination from the Olympic tournament. Many of the US-MNT players weren't at the Olympic tournament (this is a entirely different roster of forwards), and they are focused on pushing the US through this Semifinal leg of qualifying:

U.S. Schedule – Semifinal Round, 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualifying*
Aug. 20 @ Guatemala Guatemala City, Guatemala
Sept. 6 @ Cuba Havana, Cuba
Sept. 10 vs. Trinidad & Tobago Bridgeview, Ill.
Oct. 11 vs. Cuba Washington, D.C.
Oct. 15 @ Trinidad & Tobago Port-of-Spain, Trinidad
Nov. 19 vs. Guatemala Commerce City, Colo.
*from The Official Site of U.S. Soccer

Here are the groups:

Group 1
Cuba, Guatemala, Trinidad & Tobago, and USA

Group 2
Canada, Honduras, Jamaica, and Mexico

Group 3
Costa Rica, El Salvador, Haiti, and Suriname

*Photos from CBC Sports, American Soccer Reader, and

1 comment:

zarlacc ape said...

whats hannin did they win ?