The roster is out.
Cutting it up on the pitch next Wednesday against the Netherlands for the Yanks:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Marcus Hahnemann (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Tim Howard (Everton)
DEFENDERS (7): Jonathan Bornstein (Chivas USA), Carlos Bocanegra (Rennes), Jay DeMerit (Watford), Clarence Goodson (IK Start), Heath Pearce (FC Dallas), Frank Simek (Sheffield Wednesday), Jonathan Spector (West Ham United)
MIDFIELDERS (7): DaMarcus Beasley (Rangers), Alejandro Bedoya (Orebro), Michael Bradley (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Landon Donovan (Everton), Maurice Edu (Rangers), Stuart Holden (Bolton Wanderers), José Torres (Pachuca)
FORWARDS (3): Jozy Altidore (Hull City), Robbie Findley (Real Salt Lake), Eddie Johnson (Aris Thessaloniki)
• Bob Bradley in last night’s post game comments admonished reading too much into this roster, suggesting that those absent are not necessarily out of play for RSA 2010.
• That being said, conspicious by their absence: Freddy Adu….teammates DaMarcus Beasley and Maurice Edu made it…Adu’s teammate Eddie Johnson made it. Adu…nowhere to be found.
• I think you can read into Jeff Cunningham’s absence. Findley makes the trip from MLS so it’s not a league thing. Cunningham didn’t acquit himself all that well on the pitch the past two games against junior competition.
• Eric Lichaj…sorry not to see you up here brother.
• Remember, you heard it here first, we’re fans of Bedoya. He’s a somewhat physical winger who can take it to the hole. Does this say anything about Robbie Rogers USSF staff evaluation? Good question.
• Interesting Kljestan omission. Did he know before last night that he wasn’t going and so made that theatrical goal celebration?
In case you missed it, here is the TSG community discussion from Monday on who merited a look.
Also, in case you missed it, here is the Dutch provisional roster announced last week.
Awaiting our community’s comments.