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USA a strong favorite against struggling Chinese
by Mike Woitalla, June 1st, 2007 9:07AM
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The USA's friendly on Saturday against China in San Jose (8 pm ET/5 pm PT, live on ESPN2 and Galavision) will be its final warmup before this summer's Gold Cup and Copa America. The Chinese are prepping for the Asian Cup in July, and will also meet the Los Angeles Galaxy (June 5) and Colorado Rapids (June 10) on their U.S. tour. On May 16, China fell 1-0 to Thailand in what was its first loss to a Southeast Asian team in nearly two decades -- a defeat that almost got Coach Zhu Guanghu fired.

U.S. coach Bob Bradley's squad includes 13 European-based players. China's roster includes European-based Shao Jiayi (Energie Cottbus/Germany), Li Tie (Sheffield United/England) and Dong Fangzhou, who debuted for Manchester United in its last game of the season. The Chinese will be without players from Shandong Luneng and Shanghai Shenhua because those clubs are playing in the East Asian Champions Cup.

The USA and China have met seven times. The USA has won four of the encounters, lost once, and tied twice.

Brad Guzan (Chivas USA), Tim Howard (Everton FC), Kasey Keller (Borussia Moenchengladbach).

DEFENDERS: Carlos Bocanegra (Fulham FC), Jonathan Bornstein (Chivas USA), Jay DeMerit (Watford FC), Oguchi Onyewu (Standard Liege), Frank Simek (Sheffield Wednesday), Jonathan Spector (West Ham United).

MIDFIELDERS: DaMarcus Beasley (PSV Eindhoven), Michael Bradley (SC Heerenveen), Clint Dempsey (Fulham FC), Benny Feilhaber (Hamburger SV), Sacha Kljestan (Chivas USA), Jesse Marsch (Chivas USA), Lee Nguyen (PSV Eindhoven)

FORWARDS: Charlie Davies (Hammarby IF), Kamani Hill (VfL Wolfsburg), Ante Razov (Chivas USA).

GOALKEEPERS: Zong Lei (Changchun), Yang Jun (Tianjin)
DEFENDERS: Xu Yunlong, Zhang Shuai (both Beijing), Zhang Baofeng (Changchun), Chen Dong, Zhai Yanpeng, Zhang Yaokun, Ji Mingyi (all Dalian), Xin Feng (Shenzhen), Sun Xiang (unattached)
MIDFIELDERS: Wang Dong, Du Zhenyu (both Changchun), Zhao Xuri (Dalian), Cao Yang, Hao Junmin (both Tianjin), Zheng Bin (Wuhan), Shao Jiayi (Energie Cottbus), Li Tie (unattached)
MIDFIELDERS: Du Wenhui (Beijing), Wang Peng (Dalian), Qu Bo (Qingdao), Dong Fangzhuo (Manchester United)

Alphabetic roster with caps/goals

Beasley, DaMarcus 62/12
Bocanegra, Carlos 44/6
Bornstein, Jonathan 2/1
Bradley, Michael 4/0
Davies, Charlie 0/0
DeMerit, Jay 1/0
Dempsey, Clint 26/6
Feilhaber, Benny 2/0
Guzan, Brad 1/0
Hill, Kamani 0/0
Howard, Tim 18/0
Keller, Kasey 97/0
Kljestan, Sacha 0/0
Marsch, Jesse 1/0
Nguyen, Lee 0/0
Onyewu, Oguchi 18/1
Razov, Ante 24/6
Simek, Frank 1/0
Spector, Jonathan 5/0

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