With Honduras manager Reinaldo Rueda releasing his roster for the Catrachos upcoming CONCACAF World Cup 2010 qualifying matches, it's time to take a look at the players whom United States National Team manager Bob Bradley should call.
-- The Everton goalkeeper would undoubtedly go first in any USMNT fantasy
Brad Guzan -- Aston
Villa's No. 2 hasn't played much this season, but he's been solid when
called up and figures to be Bradley's second-choice for some time.
Troy Perkins --
Luis Robles traveled to South Africa during the Confederations Cup,
but the Gold Cup veteran will train before the trip to Central America.
Jonathan Spector --
He and Steve Cherundolo will continue to battle for the starting right
back spot, likely right up until next summer's World Cup.
-- After captaining Hannover 96 in recent weeks, he probably has the
inside track over Spector.
Oguchi Onyewu -- How
will the long drought from any playing time affect the rock at the back
of the American line?
Carlos Bocanegra --
With Jay DeMerit sidelined after an eye injury, the U.S. captain returns
to his center back spot.
Chad Marshall -- If
by some chance "Gooch" and "Boca" don't work well
against Honduras, could the Columbus Crew stalwart replace one of the
pair against Costa Rica?
Jonathan Bornstein --
Stars and Stripes fans won't like the decision, but here's betting the
much-maligned Bornstein starts at left back in San Pedro Sula.
Edgar Castillo -- The
young New Mexico native can't get used to playing with his new team
unless he trains with them, right? That said, he won't (and shouldn't)
see the field in either match.
Heath Pearce -- FC Dallas'
newest import should be brought into camp in case Bornstein suffers
an injury -- or a horrendous game -- before the team's final Hexagonal
Clint Dempsey -- After
an excellent second half of the Confederations Cup, the Fulham sparkplug
has looked tired in recent National Team games but he's still the choice
Stuart Holden -- Maybe
the player who's raised his stock the most over the summer, both during
his appearances for the U.S. and in directing the Houston Dynamo attack.
Michael Bradley -- Put
simply, the young American needs to be better to justify his continued
place in the Starting XI.
-- The American manager needs to decide whether to go with Feilhaber's
offensive creativity or Ricardo Clark's defensive stopping power.
Ricardo Clark -- Just
a feeling, but my money is on Rico getting the nod on October 10.
Jose Francisco Torres
-- The young Mexican-American has played well in limited minutes. Will
he see more soon?
Landon Donovan -- Landon
is leading the U.S. to the World Cup.
Charlie Davies -- A
couple months removed from his breakout summer, the striker needs to
be better than he was against El Salvador and Trinidad and Tobago.
Jozy Altidore -- Here's
hoping Altidore's playing time at Hull City is helping to refine his
Brian Ching -- Although
he looks unlikely to start, the Dynamo forward can help the Red, White,
and Blue with his experience.
Kenny Cooper -- A trip
across the pond to 1860 Munich seems increasingly like the right decision
for the former FCD striker.
Conor Casey -- If leading
Major League Soccer in goals isn't enough to deserve a call, I'm not
sure what is.
Noah Davis covers the United
States Men's National Team for Goal.com.