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Inexperienced teams set to face off
by Paul Kennedy, January 21st, 2011 12:19AM

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[USA-CHILE FRIENDLY] The USA will conclude its first national team camp of 2011 with an international friendly against Chile Saturday at the Home Depot Center (TV: TeleFutura, ESPN3.com, 10 p.m. ET, 7 p.m. PT). Both teams will field inexperienced lineups with the 38 players in the two squads averaging less than three international caps.

The U.S. squad is the most inexperienced team ever assembled in the modern era. The 23 players in camp have earned a combined total of 26 caps.

Twelve players are looking for their first senior cap, and six players -- Juan Agudelo, Teal Bunbury, Mikkel Diskerud, Sean Johnson, Brek Shea and Anthony Wallace -- will be eligible for the 2012 Olympic Games in London as under-23 players.

In his final game as Chile national team coach, Argentine Marcelo Bielsa selected a team of players from the Chilean Primera Division.

Chile's team is a slightly more experienced team with its 15 players having won a combined 60 caps, but only Colo Colo forward Esteban Paredes played on Chile's 2010 World Cup team.

Besides its World Cup stars based abroad, Chile is missing its top young players competing in the South American U-20 championship.

USA Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (4): Dominic Cervi (Celtic, Scotland), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Matt Pickens (Colorado Rapids), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
DEFENDERS (8): A.J. DeLaGarza (Los Angeles Galaxy), Sean Franklin (Los Angeles Galaxy), Omar Gonzalez (Los Angeles Galaxy),  Zach Loyd (FC Dallas), Ryan Miller (Halmstads BK, Sweden), Tim Ream (New York Red Bulls), Anthony Wallace (Colorado Rapids), Marvell Wynne (Colorado Rapids)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Eric Alexander (FC Dallas), Alejandro Bedoya (Orebro, Sweden), Sam Cronin (San Jose Earthquakes), Mikkel Diskerud (Stabaek, Norway), Jeff Larentowicz (Colorado Rapids), Dax McCarty (D.C. United), Brek Shea (FC Dallas)
FORWARDS (4): Juan Agudelo (New York Red Bulls), Teal Bunbury (Sporting Kansas City), Eugene Starikov (Zenit St. Petersburg, Russia), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)

Chile Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Paulo Garces (Univ. Catolica), Raul Olivares (Colo Colo)
DEFENDERS (5): Eugenio Mena (Univ. de Chile), Sebastian Toro (Colo Colo), Paulo Magalhaes (Colo Colo), Carlos Labrin (Huachipato), Fernando Meneses (Univ. Catolica)
MIDFIELDERS (5): Felipe Seymour (Univ. de Chile), Francisco Silva (Univ. Catolica), Luis Pedro Figueroa (Union Espanola), Felipe Gutierrez (Univ. Catolica), Lucas Dominguez (Audax Italiano)
FORWARDS (3): Edson Puch (Univ. de Chile), Esteban Paredes (Colo Colo), Daud Gazale (Colo Colo)



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  1. Kerry Ogden
    commented on: January 21, 2011 at 8:08 a.m.
    The US MNT should do fine against Chile!


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