Head coach Bob Bradley has announced his final 23 players to represent the USA at next month’s World Cup.
The final squad will depart for South Africa on May 30 as they prepare for their opening group stage clash with England in Rustenburg on June 12.
Bradley said the squad had come together after four years of hard work but admitted it was a tough to make the call of who was coming and who was staying at home.
“We have been working for almost four years to reach this point, and we are grateful to all the players who have been part of the process. There is a tremendous amount of respect for the efforts and professionalism that everyone has put into building this team,” said Bradley.
“It’s important in any team building process to get to the final 23, and clearly there were some tough decisions to make. We are confident that this is a group of players that will work together and be committed to doing whatever it takes to be successful. We feel the roster has a good balance of players who have been a part of previous World Cups, those who have gained great experience in qualifying and Confederations Cup and some newer faces that have proved they belong. We are extremely excited to play the final Send-Off match in Philadelphia and then begin the great challenge of playing in the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.”
Final 23-man USA squad for World Cup 2010
DaMarcus Beasley (unattached)
Michael Bradley (Borussia Monchengladbach)
Ricardo Clark (Eintracht Frankfurt)
Clint Dempsey (Fulham)
Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy)
Maurice Edu (Rangers)
Benny Feilhaber (AGF Aarhus)
Stuart Holden (Bolton)
Jose Torres (Pachuca)