U.S. national team head coach Bob Bradley
called up has 29 players to his first training camp since being named the interim coach.
The camp will begin Jan. 4 at U.S. Soccer's National Training Center in Carson, Calif., and conclude the day after the USAÆs first match of 2007, a friendly against Denmark on Jan. 20 at The
Home Depot Center (TV: live, ESPN2, 4:50 pm ET/1:50 pm PT).
The largely untested group includes 10 players in search of their first-ever appearance with the senior team. The squad
includes players from every MLS team except Columbus, New York and expansion Toronto. FC Nordsjµlland defender Heath Pearce
is the only
European-based player on the roster and is available because the Danish Super League is shut down for the winter break.
Five members of the U.S. World Cup team are included: Landon Donovan
and Los Angeles Galaxy teammate Chris Albright
, Jimmy Conrad
of the Kansas City Wizards, Pablo
of the Colorado Rapids and Clint Dempsey
, who plays for the New England Revolution but might be transferred to a European
team by the time the camp opens. U.S. CAMP ROSTER: Goalkeepers --
Joe Cannon (Los Angeles
Galaxy), Brad Guzan (Chivas USA), Troy Perkins (D.C. United), Matt Reis (New England Revolution). Defenders --
Albright (Los Angeles Galaxy), Bobby Boswell (D.C. United), Jonathan Bornstein (Chivas USA), Jimmy Conrad (Kansas City Wizards), Bryan Namoff (D.C. United), Michael Parkhurst (New England
Revolution), Heath Pearce (FC Nordsjµlland), Dasan Robinson (Chicago Fire) Eddie Robinson (Houston Dynamo). Midfielders --
Kyle Beckerman (Colorado Rapids), Brian Carroll (D.C. United), Ricardo Clark (Houston Dynamo), Clint Dempsey (New England Revolution), Joshua Gros (D.C. United), Sacha Kljestan (Chivas USA),
Justin Mapp (Chicago Fire), Pablo Mastroeni (Colorado Rapids), Brian Mullan (Houston Dynamo), Pat Noonan (New England Revolution). Forwards --
Kenny Cooper (FC Dallas), Alecko Eskandarian (D.C. United), Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy), Nate Jaqua (Los Angeles Galaxy), Chris Rolfe (Chicago Fire),
Taylor Twellman (New England Revolution).