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Red Devils loaded for Cleveland match
May 17th, 2013 9:29PM

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[BELGIUM] Belgium is bringing a star-studded team, including a host of English Premier League stars and young keeper Thibaut Courtois, who won Spain's Copa del Rey with Atletico Madrid on Friday, for its friendly against the USA on May 29 in Cleveland.

Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen and Chelsea winger Eden Hazard were named to the 2013 PFA EPL Team of the Year, while Christian Benteke ranks third in the EPL with 19 goals for Aston Villa.

Hazard is injured, making his status for the trip to Cleveland uncertain.

Three players -- including Hazard's brother, Thorgan -- received their first call-up from Coach Marc Wilmots.

Belgium leaves May 23 for Cleveland. Following the U.S. friendly, it returns home to face Serbia June 7 in Brussels.

To fight the jet lag, the players will be equipped with special glasses --  luminettes.

Belgium Roster:
Goalkeepers: Koen Casteels (Hoffenheim), Thibaut Courtois (Atletico Madrid), Jean-Francois Gillet (Torino), Simon Mignolet (Sunderland)
Defenders: Toby Alderweireld (Ajax), Laurent Ciman (Standard Liege), Guillaume Gillet (Anderlecht), Vincent Kompany (Man. City), Nicolas Lombaerts (Zenit St. Petersburg), Sebastien Pocognoli (Hannover 96), Thomas Vermaelen (Arsenal), Daniel Van Buyten (Bayern Munich), Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham)
Midfielders: Nacer Chadli (FC Twente), Steven Defour (Porto), Mousa Dembele (Tottenham), Marouane Fellaini (Everton), Thorgan Hazard (Zulte-Waregem), Timmy Simons (Nuremberg), Axel Witsel (Zenit St. Petersburg)
Forwards: Christian Benteke (Aston Villa), Kevin De Bruyne (Werder Bremen), Eden Hazard (Chelsea) Maxime Lestienne (Club Brugge), Romelu Lukaku (West Brom), Dries Mertens (PSV), Kevin Mirallas (Everton), Jelle Vossen (Genk)



1 comment
  1. Jim Williams
    commented on: May 20, 2013 at 6:15 p.m.
    I live in the Cleveland area and I haven't seen one ad in any of the major papers, Cleveland or Akron, about this game. Nothing. And the local media couldn't be bothered mentioning it as they are way too busy sucking up to basebore. U.S. Soccer can't afford to advertise it? We'd love to get a MLS team in the area after the two idiots who tried it before botched it up. A good crowd could help the cause. Problem is most everyone I know has no idea the game is being played here in Cleveland.


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