Wednesday, September 10, 2008

WCQ: US v. Trinidad & Tobago 9.10.08

Tonight on ESPN2 at 8:00 the US MNT will play Trinidad & Tobago at Toyota Park in Chicago. The US currently leads Group A with +6 and +2 goals, while Trinidad & Tobago are in a close second with +4 and +4 goals. This will be a return to US soil after a long and hard fought away campaign that resulted in two wins for the US team.

The squad for tonight's derby:

Goalkeepers(2): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa: 2/2 SO), Tim Howard (Everton FC: 5/4 SO)

Defenders(8): Carlos Bocanegra (Rennes: 15/2), Danny Califf (FC Midtjylland: 2/0), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover 96: 16/0), Frankie Hejduk (Columbus Crew: 13/1), Oguchi Onyewu (Standard de Liege: 10/0), Michael Orozco (San Luis: 0/0), Heath Pearce (Hansa Rostock: 4/0), Marvell Wynne (Toronto FC: 0/0)

Midfielders(6): DaMarcus Beasley (Glasgow Rangers: 18/4), Michael Bradley (Borussia Moenchengladbach: 4/1), Ricardo Clark (Houston Dynamo: 1/0), Maurice Edu (Glasgow Rangers: 3/0), Sacha Kljestan (Chivas USA: 2/0), Eddie Lewis (Los Angeles Galaxy: 21/3)

Forwards(4): Brian Ching (Houston Dynamo: 9/4), Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy: 23/8), Clint Dempsey (Fulham FC: 10/3), Eddie Johnson (Cardiff City: 8/8)

U.S. Schedule – Semifinal Round, 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualifying**
Date Opponent Result U.S. Goal Scorer(s)
Aug. 20 @ Guatemala 1-0 W Bocanegra
Sept. 6 @ Cuba 1-0 W Dempsey
Sept. 10 vs. Trinidad & Tobago
Oct. 11 vs. Cuba
Oct. 15 @ Trinidad & Tobago
Nov. 19 vs. Guatemala

Here is a video of Michael Bradley's success last year at SC Heerenveen in the Dutch Eredivisie. He was signed by German giants Borussia Moenchengladbach last week:

*Crest from Trashpile
**Schedule from US Soccer
***Check the ESPN Program Guide for listings

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