USA national team manager Bob Bradley has named his squad for upcoming friendlies with South American opposition. Bradley has called in a squad of 24 to prepare for the matches against Argentina and Paraguay on March 26 and 29 respectively.
Team USA meet two-time world champions Argentina at New Meadowlands Stadium in New Jersey on Saturday the 26th before taking on 2010 World Cup quarter-finalists Paraguay at LP Field in Nashville three days later.
Bradley said it was a great chance to bring the players together and prepare for some quality opponents.
"This is an important opportunity to get our core group together along with some relatively newer faces as we consider the roster decisions for the Gold Cup this summer," said Bradley.
"We have not had these players together for quite some time, so this is a great chance to get in a solid week of training and then face two quality opponents in Argentina and Paraguay."
USA squad for Argentina and Paraguay friendlies
Carlos Bocanegra (Saint-Etienne) Jonathan Bornstein (UANL Tigres) Timothy Chandler (FC Nuremberg) Steve Cherundolo (Hannover 96) Jay DeMerit (Vancouver Whitecaps) Oguchi Onyewu (FC Twente) Tim Ream (New York Red Bulls) Jonathan Spector (West Ham United) Zak Whitbread (Norwich City)
Michael Bradley (Aston Villa) Clint Dempsey (Fulham) Mikkel Diskeruud (Stabaek) Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy) Maurice Edu (Rangers) Benny Feilhaber (AGF Aarhus) Stuart Holden (Bolton Wanderers) Jermaine Jones (Blackburn Rovers) Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht)