U.S. SOCCER: Bradley welcomes 13 'Europeans' for March friendlies

For the first time since becoming interim coach of the USA, Bob Bradley will welcome a large contingent of foreign-based players into training camp.

Bradley has included 13 European-based players, including his 19-year-old son, Michael Bradley, in the 24-man roster for friendlies against Ecuador (March 25 in Tampa) and Guatemala (March 28 in Frisco, Texas).

Bradley has coached the USA in two games so far - wins over Denmark (3-1) and Mexico (2-0) - and a total of six foreign-based players saw action in those two games.

Among the veterans who will be returning to the team for the first time since Bradley became head coach are Kasey Keller, Steve Cherundolo, DaMarcus Beasley, Oguchi Onyewu.

Three uncapped players are included: Jay Demerit, Benny Feilhaber and Frank Simek.

USA ROSTER (Listed by number of U.S. appearances)
Name caps/goals

Kasey Keller 96/0*
Landon Donovan 86/27*
DaMarcus Beasley 61/12*
Carlos Bocanegra 43/6*
Steve Cherundolo 38/1*
Clint Dempsey 24/6*
Eddie Johnson 22/9*
Brian Ching 20/4*
Jimmy Conrad 19/1*
Taylor Twellman 19/5
Tim Howard 17/0*
Oguchi Onyewu 17/1*
Chris Rolfe 6/0
Brian Carroll 5/0
Heath Pearce 5/0
Jonathan Spector 3/0
Ricardo Clark 3/0
Michael Bradley 2/0
Justin Mapp 2/0
Brad Guzan 1/0
Kenny Cooper 1/1
Jay Demerit 0/0
Benny Feilhaber 0/0
Frank Simek 0/0
* Members of 2006 World Cup squad


USA ROSTER (by position)
GOALKEEPERS: Brad Guzan (Chivas USA), Tim Howard (Everton/ENG), Kasey Keller (Borussia Moenchengladbach/GER)
DEFENDERS: Carlos Bocanegra (Fulham/ENG), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover 96/GER), Jimmy Conrad (Kansas City), Jay Demerit (Watford/ENG), Oguchi Onyewu (Newcastle United/ENG), Heath Pearce (Nordsjaelland/DEN), Frank Simek (Sheffield Wednesday/ENG), Jonathan Spector (West Ham/ENG)
MIDFIELDERS: DaMarcus Beasley (Manchester City/ENG), Michael Bradley (Heerenveen/NED), Brian Carroll (D.C. United), Ricardo Clark (Houston Dynamo), Clint Dempsey (Fulham/ENG), Benny Feilhaber (Hamburger SV/GER), Justin Mapp (Chicago)
FORWARDS: Brian Ching (Houston), Kenny Cooper (FC Dallas), Landon Donovan (Los Angeles), Eddie Johnson (Kansas City), Chris Rolfe (Chicago), Taylor Twellman (New England)

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