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US squad for World Cup qualifiers announced

US national team coach Bob Bradley has named his 24-man squad for upcoming World Cup qualifiers. The US take on El Salvador on September 5 at Utah's Rio Tinto Stadium then meet Trinidad & Tobago four days later in Port-of-Spain.

"Clearly these are very important games in our effort to qualify for 2010 FIFA World Cup," said Bradley, who holds an unblemished 7-0-0 record at home in World Cup qualifying.

"As we expected, qualifying in this region is very competitive. Both El Salvador and Trinidad & Tobago will be hungry to get points from these matches, and we have an opportunity to position ourselves well to secure a berth for South Africa."

The US squad is as follows:

GOALKEEPERS (2):Brad Guzan (Aston Villa, England), Tim Howard (Everton FC, England)

DEFENDERS (8):Carlos Bocanegra (Rennes, France), Jonathan Bornstein (Chivas USA, USA), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover, Germany), Jay DeMerit (Watford, England), Clarence Goodson (IK Start, Norway), Chad Marshall (Columbus Crew, USA), Oguchi Onyewu (AC Milan, Italy), Jonathan Spector (West Ham, England)

MIDFIELDERS (8): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake, USA), Michael Bradley (Borussia Mönchengladbach, Germany), Ricardo Clark (Houston Dynamo, USA), Clint Dempsey (Fulham, England), Benny Feilhaber (AGF Aarhus, Denmark), Stuart Holden (Houston Dynamo, USA), Robbie Rogers (Columbus Crew, USA), José Francisco Torres (Pachuca, Mexico)

FORWARDS (6):Jozy Altidore (Hull City, England), Conor Casey (Colorado Rapids, USA), Brian Ching (Houston Dynamo, USA), Charlie Davies (FC Sochaux, France), Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy, USA), Robbie Findley (Real Salt Lake, USA)

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