USA national team coach Bob Bradley has called up 30 players to kick off the training camp on January 4.
The camp will be held at Californiaâs Home Depot Center and will kickstart preparations for the 2010 World Cup, giving Bradley the chance to take a look at all of his players at once.
"This is the start of six months of preparations for the World Cup, and it is important that we get started off heading in the right direction,â said Bradley, who led the U.S. to first place in CONCACAF qualifying. âWe have had the chance to work with many of these players through their time with the national team, while others performed well for their clubs throughout last season and have earned this opportunity. We are continuing to evaluate the player pool as we move towards finalizing our roster for this summer.â
The following 30 names are the players called up for the USA training camp which will also take in an international friendly with Honduras on January 23.
DEFENDERS: Kevin Alston (New England Revolution), Jonathan Bornstein (Chivas USA), Jimmy Conrad (Kansas City Wizards), Omar Gonzalez (Los Angeles Galaxy), Clarence Goodson (IK Start), Chad Marshall (Columbus Crew), Brandon McDonald (San Jose Earthquakes), Heath Pearce (FC Dallas), Marvell Wynne (Toronto FC)
MIDFIELDERS: Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (Ãrebro), Geoff Cameron (Houston Dynamo), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders), Benny Feilhaber (Aarhus), Eddie Gaven (Columbus Crew), Sacha Kljestan (Chivas USA), Jeff Larentowicz (New England Revolution), Dax McCarty (FC Dallas), Chris Pontius (D.C. United), Robbie Rogers (Columbus Crew)