[WORLD CUP COUNTDOWN]Jeremy Christie, a member of the D-2 Pro League's Tampa Bay Rowdies, was among 23 players named to represent New Zealand at the 2010 World Cup roster.
Also picked was New York Red Bulls defender Andrew Boyens, one of four former U.S. collegians picked by New Zealand coach Ricki Herbert.
Former MLS midfielder Simon Elliott and David Mulligan were picked despite not playing for a club this season.
New Zealand Roster:
Goalkeepers: James Bannatyne (Team Wellington), Glen Moss (Melbourne Victory), Mark Paston (Wellington Phoenix).
Defenders:Andy Boyens (New York Red Bulls), Tony Lochhead (Wellington Phoenix), Ryan Nelsen (Blackburn Rovers), Winston Reid (FC Midtjylland), Ben Sigmund (Wellington Phoenix), Tommy Smith (Ipswich), Ivan Vicelich (Auckland City).
Midfielders:Andy Barron (Team Wellington), Leo Bertos (Wellington Phoenix), Jeremy Brockie (Newcastle Jets), Tim Brown (Wellington Phoenix), Jeremy Christie (Tampa Bay Rowdies), Aaron Clapham (Canterbury United), Simon Elliott (no club), Michael McGlinchey (Motherwell), David Mulligan (no club),
Forwards:Rory Fallon (Plymouth), Chris Killen (Middlesbrough), Shane Smeltz (Gold Coast United), Chris Wood (West Bromwich).