Nowak's Olympic Hopefuls

Peter Nowak will have a deep squad of players to pick for the U.S. under-23 national team that will attempt to qualify for next year's Olympic Games. Players must be born on or after Jan. 1, 1985. Ten U-23 candidates have been capped at the senior level. Many U-23 possibles are from the U.S. U-20 team that reached the quarterfinals of the 2007 U-20 World Cup in Canada. Here's a list of some of the leading candidates.

Goalkeepers
Tally Hall (Esbjerg/DEN)
Chris Seitz (Real Salt Lake)
Defenders
Greg Dalby (Cleveland City Stars)
Hunter Freeman (Red Bull New York)
Michael Harrington (Kansas City Wizards)
*Jonathan Spector (West Ham United/ENG)
Nathan Sturgis (Real Salt Lake)
Anthony Wallace (FC Dallas)
*Marvell Wynne (Toronto FC)
Midfielders
Arturo Alvarez (FC Dallas)
*Freddy Adu (Benfica/POR)
*Michael Bradley (Heerenveen/NED)
Maurice Edu (Toronto FC)
*Benny Feilhaber (Derby County/ENG)
*Eddie Gaven (Columbus Crew)
Stuart Holden (Houston Dynamo)
*Sacha Kljestan (Chivas USA)
Danny Szetela (Columbus Crew)
Forwards
Jozy Altidore (New York Red Bulls)
*Charlie Davies (Hammarby/SWE)
*Kamani Hill (Wolfsburg/GER)
*Lee Nguyen (PSV/NED)
Robbie Rogers (Columbus Crew)
Johann Smith (Bolton Wanderers/ENG)
Sal Zizzo (Hannover 98/GER)
*Capped for the senior national team.

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