Bob Bradley has announced the squad that the U.S. Men's National Team will take with them to Cape Town for their friendly with South Africa next week.
Highlighted by a number of new faces like Kansas City Wizards forward Teal Bunbury and New York Red Bulls Tim Ream, the side should have a very different feel to it once they take the field at Cape Town Stadium.
"This game is a good opportunity to look at some different players and assess their place in the pool as we continue to build for the next cycle,” said Bradley. “With our immediate focus on the Gold Cup next summer, this game in many ways is just as much the start of 2011 as it is the end of a great year.”
Many of the regulars for the team have responsibilities with their club teams so this gave Bradley a chance to pick some different names to see what they are capable of doing in a national team jersey.
The full roster is listed below:
GOALKEEPERS: Brad Guzan (Aston Villa, England), Dom Cervi (Celtic, Scotland).
DEFENDERS: Nat Borchers (Real Salt Lake), Eric Lichaj (Aston Villa, England), Clarence Goodson (Start, Norway/Brondby, Denmark), Jonathan Spector (West Ham, England), Jonathan Bornstein (Chivas USA/Tigres, Mexico), Tim Ream (New York), Gale Agbossoumonde (Miami/Braga, Portugal).
MIDFIELDERS: Brian Carroll (Columbus), Robbie Rogers (Columbus), Eddie Gaven (Columbus), Mikkel Diskerud (Stabaek, Norway), Alejandro Bedoya (Orebro, Sweden), Logan Pause (Chicago).
FORWARDS: Robbie Findley (Real Salt Lake), Teal Bunbury (Kansas City). Juan Agudelo (New York).