United States announce initial World Cup Roster

The United States soccer team made an announcement on their initial roster of the 2010 World Cup. The headline to the team appears to be Charlie Davies’ attempt to make the team after a car accident comes up a little short. Davies’ was hurt back in October of 2009 in Virginia that almost took his life. Davies has said he is disappointed about the decision, but understands it is part of life. With the kick-off to the World Cup just 30 days away, the United States looks to flex their soccer muscle universally.

The roster includes:

Goaltender – Brad Guzan

Goaltender – Marcus Hahnemann

Goaltender – Tim Howard

Defender – Carlos Bocanegra

Defender – Jonathan Bornstein

Defender – Steve Cherndolo

Defender – Jay DeMerit

Defender – Clearance Gooden

Defender – Chad Marshall

Defender – Oguchi Onyewu

Defender – Heath Peacer

Defender – Jonathan Spector

Midfielder – DaMarcus Beasley

Midfielder – Alejandro Bedoya

Midfielder – Michael Bradley

Midfielder – Ricardo Clark

Midfielder – Cint Dempsey

Midfielder – Landon Donovan

Midfielder – Maurice Edu

Midfielder – Benny Feilhaber

Midfielder – Stuart Holden

Midfielder – Sacha Kljestan

Midfielder – Robbie Rogers

Midfielder – Jose Torres

Forward – Joey Altidore

Forward – Edson Buddle

Forward – Brian Ching

Forward – Robbie Findley

Forward – Herculez Gomez

Forward – Eddie Johnson

These players have not quite made the official World Cup roster. Head coach Bob Bradley must decide on seven players to cut before the June 1stdeadline. The team must have 23 players listed the day the team arrives in South Africa.

Herculez Gomez led the Puebla team in scoring this past season with 10 goals. The 28 year old from Las Vegas will make his first appearance in World Cup action. Edson Buddle is the current leader in goals for the MLS. Playing for the Los Angeles Galaxy, Buddle made his national team debut seven years ago in an exhibition against Venezuela. Players will begin practicing with the national team Monday in Princeton, New Jersey. The United States first practice game takes place May 25th.