USA coach Bob Bradley has named a 20-man squad for upcoming friendlies with Poland and Colombia. Team USA meet Poland at Chicago's Soldier Field on Saturday, October 9 before taking on Colombia at PPL Park in Chester three days later.
Bradley has included mainly European-based players as the ties fall in place with the start of MLS play-offs.
"This is a fantastic opportunity to gather many of our players based in Europe and continue to build on the foundation we established during the last four years," said Bradley. "We believe we have a strong nucleus of talented players, many of whom we are going to challenge to assume greater leadership roles during the next four-year cycle. We certainly have ideas on how we want to move forward, and these games will be the start of that process."
USA squad for Poland and Colombia matches - October 9 & 12
Carlos Bocanegra (Saint-Étienne, France) Steve Cherundolo (Hannover, Germany) Clarence Goodson (IK Start, Norway) Eric Lichaj (Aston Villa, England) Oguchi Onyewu (AC Milan, Italy) Michael Parkhurst (FC Nordsjaelland, Denmark) Heath Pearce (FC Dallas) Jonathan Spector (West Ham United, England)
Alejandro Bedoya (Örebro, Sweden) Michael Bradley (Borussia Moenchengladbach, Germany) Maurice Edu (Rangers, Scotland) Benny Feilhaber (Aarhus, Denmark) Stuart Holden (Bolton Wanderers, England) Jermaine Jones (FC Schalke, Germany) Brek Shea (FC Dallas)