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USA names 20-man squad for Cuba, T&T
August 29th, 2008 7AM

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[WORLD CUP 2010] U.S. coach Bob Bradley has named a 20-man roster for qualifying games against Cuba Sept. 6 in Havana and Trinidad & Tobago Sept. 10 in Bridgeview, Ill. Included is 22-year-old Mexico-based defender Michael Orozco, now famous for his 3rd-minute red card in the USA's loss to Nigeria at the Olympics. Absent again is Kenny Cooper while fellow striker Eddie Johnson returns.

The Americans, who started the semifinal group phase of Concacaf qualifying with a 1-0 win at Guatemala Aug. 20, begin covening in Miami on Aug. 31 and leave on Sept. 4 for Cuba, where they've played once, in 1947.

"These next two games are very important to help us position ourselves to advance to the final stage," said Bradley. "With the win against Guatemala, we have put ourselves in a good situation at the start of the semifinal round. I was very pleased with the way our team stuck together in a difficult environment. We need to have that same type of effort in the matches against Cuba and Trinidad & Tobago."

The roster is comprised of 13 foreign-based players and seven MLS men.

Orozco is one of six players from 2008 Olympic team. The others are: midfielder Sacha Kljestan, defender Maurice Edu, who recently joined Glasgow Rangers, midfielder Michael Bradley, goalkeeper Brad Guzan, and defender Marvell Wynne.

Orozco is only player on the roster who has never played for the full national team.

USA ROSTER

GOALKEEPERS
Brad Guzan (Aston Villa/ENG), Tim Howard (Everton FC/ENG)

DEFENDERS
Carlos Bocanegra (Rennes/FRA), Danny Califf (FC Midtjylland/DEN), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover 96/GER), Frankie Hejduk (Columbus Crew), Oguchi Onyewu (Standard Liege/BEL), Michael Orozco (San Luis/MEX), Heath Pearce (Hansa Rostock/GER), Marvell Wynne (Toronto FC)

MIDFIELDERS
DaMarcus Beasley (Glasgow Rangers/SCO), Michael Bradley (Heerenveen/NED), Ricardo Clark (Houston Dynamo), Maurice Edu (Glasgow Rangers/SCO), Sacha Kljestan (Chivas USA), Eddie Lewis (Los Angeles Galaxy)

FORWARDS
Brian Ching (Houston Dynamo), Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy), Clint Dempsey (Fulham/ENG), Eddie Johnson (Cardiff City/Wales).



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