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U.S. depth to be tested
by Paul Kennedy, November 19th, 2008 7:01AM

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[USA-GUATEMALA] With a majority of its first team resting in Europe or preparing for Sunday's MLS Cup, the USA concludes the semifinal round of World Cup 2010 qualifying in the Concacaf zone against Guatemala on Wednesday at Dick's Sporting Good Park in Commerce, Colo. (TV: live, ESPN Classic, Galavision, 8 p.m. ET).

U.S. coach Bob Bradley called in only five foreign-based players -- all of whom are playing reserve roles (Brad Guzan, Freddy Adu and Jozy Altidore) or have concluded their club seasons (Troy Perkins and Clarence Goodson in Norway).

Pablo Mastroeni of the hometown Rapids and Houston's Brian Ching are the only players in camp who played against Guatemala in the opening game of qualifying, a 1-0 U.S. win Guatemala City in August.

Altidore is the only other player on the roster with a goal in World Cup qualifying to his credit, having scored in the USA's 6-0 win over Cuba on Oct. 11.

MLS Rookie of the Year Sean Franklin, free agent Matt Pickens and Perkins (whose club team, Valerenga, won the Norwegian Cup with a 4-1 win against league champion Staebek) will all be looking for their first caps.

Guatemala will need to beat the United States and hope T&T loses to Cuba at home to take second place behind the Americans in Group 1 and move into next year's Hexagonal.

USA ROSTER
Goalkeepers -- Brad Guzan (Aston Villa, England), Troy Perkins (Valerenga, Norway), Matt Pickens (out of contract).
Defenders -- Jonathan Bornstein (Chivas USA), Sean Franklin (Los Angeles Galaxy), Cory Gibbs (Colorado Rapids), Clarence Goodson (Start, Norway), Drew Moor (FC Dallas), Michael Parkhurst (New England Revolution).
Midfielders -- Freddy Adu (Monaco, France), Ricardo Clark (Houston Dynamo), Sacha Kljestan (Chivas USA), Pablo Mastroeni (Colorado Rapids), John Thorrington (Chicago Fire).
Forwards -- Jozy Altidore (Villarreal, Spain), Davy Arnaud (Kansas City Wizards), Conor Casey (Colorado Rapids), Brian Ching (Houston Dynamo), Kenny Cooper (FC Dallas), Chris Rolfe (Chicago Fire).

GUATEMALA ROSTER
Goalkeepers -- Luis Pedro Molina (Jalapa), Ricardo Jerez (Atletico, Uruguay).
Defenders -- Jaime Vides (Municipal), Claudio Albizuris (Municipal), Cristian Noriega (Municipal), Carlos Castrillo (Comunicaciones), Wilson Lalin (Suchitepequez), Mercedes Vasquez (Mixco), Luis Rodriguez (Xelaju), Yoni Flores (Marquense).
Midfielders -- Wilfred Velasquez (Suchitepequez), Carlos Castillo (Suchitepequez), Fredy Thompson (Veracruz, Mexico), Jean Marquez (Comunicaciones), Marco Pappa (Chicago Fire, USA), Carlos Figueroa (Xelaju), Guillermo Ramirez (Municipal).
Forwards -- Mario Acevedo (Municipal), Marvin Avila (Municipal), Mynor Ignacio Lopez (Xelaju).

 



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