Menâ€™s National Team head coach Bob Bradley has announced the 23-player roster that will represent the U.S. at the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup from July 3 to July 26, 2009.
Two days after Sundayâ€™s final at the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup live on ESPN2 and Univision, the U.S. will gather in Seattle where the U.S. team and staff will regroup to prepare for the opening game against Grenada on July 4 at 6 p.m. PT at Qwest Field.
The team then crosses the country to face Honduras on July 8 at 9 p.m. ET at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C., before rounding out group play against Haiti on July 11 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., with kickoff slated for 7 p.m. ET. All of the U.S. matches in the CONCACAF Gold Cup will be broadcast live on Fox Soccer Channel and the Univision networks, with all three group games airing on TeleFutura (complete broadcast schedule). Ticket information for the Gold Cup is available at goldcup.org.
The roster, which carries over four players from the FIFA Confederations Cup squad in Freddy Adu, Charlie Davies, Heath Pearce and Luis Robles, also includes the return of regular starters Steve Cherundolo and Brian Ching from injury.
Cherundolo, sidelined after hip surgery, has not appeared since Oct. 11, 2008, against Cuba, and Ching returns after missing the last two FIFA World Cup qualifiers and the Confederations Cup with a hamstring strain.
U.S. Menâ€™s National Team Roster
2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup
July 3-26, 2009
Troy Perkins, Luis Robles, Jon Busch.
Heath Pearce, Clarence Goodson, Chad Marshall, Steve Cherundolo, Jimmy Conrad, Michael Parkhurst, Jay Heaps
Charlie Davies, Brian Ching, Kenny Cooper, Freddy Adu, Santino Quaranta