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Revamped U.S. squad to face T&T
by Ridge Mahoney, October 13th, 2008 7AM
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[WORLD CUP 2010] In its next qualifier the U.S. will present a very different squad than the one that routed Cuba, 6-1, on Saturday in Washington, D.C. Coach Bob Bradley released nine players and added four more to flesh out his 18-man roster for a match Wednesday in Port of Spain against Trinidad & Tobago, which scraped out a 0-0 tie in Guatemala City Saturday. The result kept the teams tied in second place with 1-1-2 records and five points.

The USA (4-0-0, 12 points) has clinched first place in Group A; Cuba is 0-4-0 yet despite being pointless could still advance by winning its final two games. The T&T-USA match kicks off at 8 p.m. ET and is scheduled to be televised live on ESPN and Galavision.

Crew midfielder Robbie Rogers, Toronto FC defender Marvell Wynne, Colorado midfielder Pablo Mastroeni and Chivas USA defender Jonathan Bornstein were added by Bradley. All played for their MLS teams over the weekend.

Released back to their clubs were Carlos Bocanegra, Michael Bradley, Steve Cherundolo, Brian Ching, Jay DeMerit, Clint Dempsey, Landon Donovan, Tim Howard and Oguchi Onyewu. Donovan got to Los Angeles in time Sunday to come on as a second-half substitute in a 3-2 victory over Colorado that keeps the Galaxy's playoff hopes alive.

Ching, Donovan and Onyewu scored three of the six U.S. goals against Cuba; two-goal man DaMarcus Beasley has traveled with the team to Port of Spain, as has the other scorer, Jozy Altidore, and Jose Francisco Torres, who earned his first cap by coming on as a sub in the 68th minute.

T&T held out with 10 men for nearly the entire match against Guatemala. Despite the expulsion of Cyd Gray in the second minute, T&T kept the game scoreless to stay even with Guatemala in the standings. It qualified for its first World Cup in 2006; Guatemala has never qualified.

Most of American team traveled to Trinidad & Tobago on Sunday, with a few players scheduled to arrive Monday.


Brad Guzan (Aston Villa/ENG), Troy Perkins (Valerenga/NOR).
Jonathan Bornstein (Chivas USA), Danny Califf (FC Midtjylland/DEN), Frankie Hejduk (Columbus Crew), Michael Orozco (San Luis/MEX), Heath Pearce (Hansa Rostock/GER), Marvell Wynne (Toronto FC).
Freddy Adu (AS Monaco/FRA)), DaMarcus Beasley (Glasgow Rangers/SCO), Maurice Edu (Glasgow Rangers/SCO), Sacha Kljestan (Chivas USA), Pablo Mastroeni (Colorado Rapids), Danny Szetela (Brescia Calcio/ITA) José Francisco Torres (Pachuca/MEX).
Jozy Altidore (Villarreal/ESP), Charlie Davies (Hammarby/SWE), Robbie Rogers (Columbus Crew).

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