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U.S. sparring partners set rosters
May 18th, 2010 5:59PM

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[WORLD CUP COUNTDOWN] The Czech Republic and Turkey both named their rosters for their trip the United States, where they will face each other Saturday at Red Bull Arena and then meet the USA in its two World Cup warmups on home soil before departing to South Africa.

The USA will meet the Czech Republic Tuesday at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn. (TV: ESPN, Galavision, 8 p.m. ET) and then face Turkey four days later in Philadelphia (TV: ESPN, Galavision, 2 p.m. ET).

CZECH REPUBLIC. Chelsea goalie Petr Cech will lead a Czech team that bares little resemblance to the team that beat the USA, 3-0, in the first round of the 2006 World Cup in Germany.

The Czechs will be without veteran stars Tomas Rosicky and Milan Baros.

Czech Republic Roster:
Goalkeepers: Petr Cech (Chelsea, England), Jaroslav Drobny (Hertha Berlin, Germany), Jan Lastuvka (Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine)
Defenders: Tomas Hubschman (Shakhtar Donetsk, Ukraine), David Limbersky (Plzen), Ondrej Mazuch (Anderlecht, Belgium), Ondrej Kusnir (Sparta Prague), Jan Rajnoch (Ankaragucu, Turkey), Tomas Sivok (Besiktas, Turkey).
Midfielders: Jaroslav Cerny (Slavia Prague), Milan Cerny (Slavia Prague), Mario Holek (Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine), Jan Moravek (Schalke, Germany), Jaroslav Plasil (Bordeaux, France), Jan Polak (Anderlecht, Belgium), Daniel Pudil (Genk, Belgium), Libor Sionko (Sparta Prague), Rudolf Skacel (Larissa, Greece)
Forwards: Martin Fenin (Eintracht Frankfurt, Germany), David Lafata (Liberec), Tomas Necid (CSKA Moscow, Russia), Tomas Pekhart (Jablonec).

TURKEY. The Turks included four players from Bursaspor, the surprise winner of the Turkish league championship.

Twin brothers Hamit and Halil Altintop, both German-born and -based, are two of only six foreign-based players in the team.

Turkey Roster:
Goalkeepers: Volkan Demirel (Fenerbahce), Onur Recep Kivrak (Trabzonspor), Sinan Bolat (Standard Liege, Belgium).
Defenders: Sabri Sarioglu (Galatasaray), Emre Asik (Galatasaray), Mehmet Topuz (Fenerbahce), Gokhan Zan (Galatasaray), Ibrahim Toraman (Besiktas), Emre Gungor (Galatasaray), Servet Cetin (Galatasaray), Ceyhun Gulselam (Trabzonspor), Caner Erkin (Galatasaray), Caglar Birinci (Denizlispor), Ismail Koybasi (Besiktas).
Midfielders: Hamit Altintop (Bayern Munich, Germany), Kazim Kazim (Toulouse, France), Volkan Sen (Bursaspor), Mehmet Topal (Galatasaray), Okan Buruk (Buyuksehir Belediye Spor), Selcuk Sahin (Fenerbahce), Necip Uysal (Besiktas), Emre Belozoglu (Fenerbahce), Nuri Sahin (Borussia Dortmund, Germany), Selcuk Inan (Trabzonspor), Arda Turan (Galatasaray), Ozan Ipek (Bursaspor), Sezer Ozturk (Eskisehirspor).
Forwards: Turgay Bahadir (Bursaspor), Tuncay Sanli (Stoke City, England), Semih Senturk (Fenerbahce), Halil Altintop (Eintracht Frankfurt, Germany), Sercan Yildirim (Bursaspor), Nihat Kahveci (Besiktas).



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