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Jermaine Jones called up for Brazil game
by Paul Kennedy, August 4th, 2010 4:39PM

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[USA] German product Jermaine Jones is the only uncapped player U.S. national team coach Bob Bradley called up for Tuesday's friendly against Brazil at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. (TV: ESPN2, Univision, live, 8 p.m. ET). He is one of only four players on the 18-player squad who didn't represent the USA at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

Jones, born in Germany to an American father, had announced his intention last year to represent the USA -- he previously played for Germany --  but he was then sidelined by a shin injury for nearly a year.

Jones, a 28-year-old midfielder, has returned to action and scored to help Schalke to a 2-1 victory over Hamburg on Saturday in the semifinal of the preseason LIGA total! Cup.

Alejandro Bedoya, Sacha Kljestan and Chad Marshall were named to the preliminary roster for the World Cup but did not make the final roster.

Seven of the 11 starters from the second-round game against Ghana return for the friendly. The only players missing are Jay DeMerit, Clint Dempsey, Ricardo Clark and Jozy Altidore.

Once again, the squad is dominated by foreign-based players.

Only five MLS players were selected: Jonathan Bornstein (Chivas USA), Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy), Edson Buddle (Los Angeles Galaxy), Robbie Findley (Real Salt Lake) and Marshall.

U.S. Roster
GOALKEEPERS (2): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton).
DEFENDERS (6): Carlos Bocanegra (Saint-Etienne), Jonathan Bornstein (Chivas USA), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover), Clarence Goodson (IK Start), Chad Marshall (Columbus Crew), Jonathan Spector (West Ham United).
MIDFIELDERS (7): Alejandro Bedoya (Orebro), Michael Bradley (Borussia Moenchengladbach), Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy), Maurice Edu (Rangers), Benny Feilhaber (Aarhus), Jermaine Jones (Schalke 04), Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht).
FORWARDS (3): Edson Buddle (Los Angeles Galaxy), Robbie Findley (Real Salt Lake), Herculez Gomez (Pachuca).

Soccer America Readers: What do you think of the team? Who else should have be called up? Who should not have been picked? Let us know in the comments below.



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  1. Raveen Rama
    commented on: August 5, 2010 at 1:03 p.m.
    The team looks good to me but I am saddened not to see Jose Torres' name on the list. I think he should be given another chance. I also think that Brad Guzan should be given the opportunity to start instead of Tim Howard. I am happy to see Chad Marshall called up but not Sacha Kljestan. Sacha gives the ball away too often.

  1. Cristian Deseanu
    commented on: August 5, 2010 at 3:51 p.m.
    Missing?? Torres and Rogers! I got my tickets for tusday already and I'm disappointed not to see them playing! I hope we gonna make a good game, at least creating the same excitement like the final of Confederation Cup of 2009! Let's go USA!!!

  1. Ben Eastman
    commented on: August 5, 2010 at 3:52 p.m.
    Against a team that's not Brazil, I'd start Guz, but against Brazil (a high profile match), we need Timmy in the pipes. Back four starters I want to say are Bornstein, Bocanegra, Goodson and Cherundulo. I think Landon gets left wing and Bradley's a lock in the center of the park, but his partner and right midfield is up in the air. Jones is going to get playing time, but I don't think he starts. Feilhaber would provide a spark in the center, but I think that Edu is going to get it from his WC showing. Right mid is a toss up; Kljestan probably gets it 'cus he's former Chivas. Findley will start up top, probably with Buddle.

  1. Jesse Martinez
    commented on: August 5, 2010 at 5:21 p.m.
    I believe that Torres is injured at the moment. GO USA!!

  1. Sergio antonio Munoz-cardenas
    commented on: August 5, 2010 at 6:18 p.m.
    the only missing is Torres,he didn't play last game with pachuca, due to an injury, hope he will come back soon,the team look good but Donovan look like need some vacation. Brazil,with this new coach,hope will come back to play for the soccer fans,o jogo bonito is back,even with a very different team Brazil is always a show. GO U.S.A !!!!!!!!!!

  1. Art Robles
    commented on: August 5, 2010 at 8:41 p.m.
    Robbie Rogers is no good. Great exclusion.

  1. Kevin Leahy
    commented on: August 5, 2010 at 9:52 p.m.
    why Findley? what is the objective here?

  1. Philippe Fontanelli
    commented on: August 5, 2010 at 10:24 p.m.
    Not only Torres is missing but aslo Edgar Castillo (I believe that is his name at left back). What is he want to do with Findley? And yes Donovan needs a rest he is off form lately. Clint Dempsey surely will be missed. Since Bradley is still the coach we are going to be spanked big time by Brazil. What is wrong with the Federation are they out to get punished are they masochistics? Since we are going to get wiped off the field with Bradley's sytem might as well use some of the upcoming youngsters, even from the Under 20 squad. At least they get experience and we have nothing to loose as we already lost with Bradley at the helm.


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