Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
U.S. sparring partners set rosters
May 18th, 2010 5:59PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  men's national team, world cup

MOST COMMENTED

[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).



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
A sweet side-volley from Berbatov    
[VIDEO PICK: Golazo] Bulgarian Dimitar Berbatov's latest spectacular goal provided the gamewinner for Monaco over Colombia's ...
What They're Saying: Neymar    
"I think Brazilian soccer is behind. It's behind Germany and Spain. We've slipped behind and we ...
Arsenal players practice speaking New Yorkese    
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] In preparation for their visit to the U.S. Northeast, where they'll ...
MLS Goals of the Week    
[VIDEO PICK] Well-placed long-distance shots, including Benny Feilhaber's gamewiiner for Kansas City over Columbus, dominate Week ...
Report: Julian Green will join Bayern tour    
[INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLIES] A Bayern Munich spokesperson confirmed to MLSsoccer.com that Julian Green will be in the ...
Soccer America Power Rankings    
[MLS: Week 19] D.C. United and Sporting Kansas City posted wins to stay right behind leader ...
Top scorer Ebobisse wins USSDA honor    
[AWARDS] Jeremy Ebobisse, the leading scorer in the under-17/18 age group with 38 goals in 27 ...
2014 W-League all-conference teams    
[AWARDS] The four W-League semifinalists -- Charlotte Lady Eagles, LA Blues, Ottawa Fury and Washington Spirit ...
Veteran college coach Logan Fleck passes away    
[OBITUARY] Logan Fleck, a longtime men's and women's college head coach who started programs at USF ...
Longtime UMass coach Sam Koch dies    
[OBITUARY] Longtime University of Massachusetts men's coach Sam Koch died on Sunday at his home in ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives