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U.S. U-23 roster includes 15 pros
January 3rd, 2008 7AM

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The U.S. men's U-23 national team, which in March aims to qualify for next summer's Olympic Games, convenes in Bradenton, Fla., with a 24-player roster. Although coach Peter Nowak could not include European-based Freddy Adu and Michael Bradley, while Olympic-eligible Jozy Altidore is in camp with the full national team, the roster includes six foreign-based players.

Under-23 Roster by Position
GOALKEEPERS (3):
Chris Seitz (Real Salt Lake), Chris Brown (Boston College), Billy Chiles (Towson University).

DEFENDERS (8): Sean Franklin (Cal State Northridge), Steve Purdy (1860 Munich/GER), Patrick Ianni (Houston Dynamo), Greg Dalby (SC Charleroi/BEL), Julian Valentin (Wake Forest), Pat Phelan (Wake Forest), Mike Randolph (Galaxy), Chance Myers (UCLA).

MIDFIELDERS (8): Stuart Holden (Houston), Johann Smith (Darlington/ENG), Dax McCarty (FC Dallas), Stephen King (Maryland), Alejandro Bedoya (Boston College), Eric Avila (UC Santa Barbara), Arturo Alvarez (FC Dallas), Robbie Rogers (Columbus Crew).

FORWARDS (5): Robbie Findley (Real Salt Lake), Charlie Davies (Hammarby/SWE), Preston Zimmerman (Hamburg/GER), Chad Barrett (Chicago Fire), Kamani Hill (VfL Wolfsburg/GER).

The camp is part of the team's preparation for the final round of the 2008 CONCACAF Men's Under-23 Championship to be held from March 11-23, 2008, in Los Angeles, Tampa and Nashville.

The U.S. will play their three games of the group stage in Tampa against Cuba on March 11, Panama on March 13 and Honduras on March 15. The eight-team tournament will send its two finalists to the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

"With Olympic qualifying only two months way, this camp gives us a great opportunity to continue the work we began last month in China," said Nowak. "There is a tremendous amount of competition for spots on the roster, and we will continue to evaluate players as we focus on developing a team that can qualify for the Olympic Games."

Following the two weeks of training, the Under-23s will reconvene for a week-long camp before gathering in March for the Olympic Qualifying tournament.

 



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