Bradley excuses 10 players for second leg of qualifying

[USA-BARBADOS] With his team comfortably ahead in their 2010 World Cup qualifying series, U.S national team head coach Bob Bradley has excused 10 players from the second leg with Barbados Sunday at the Kensington Oval outside Bridgetown (TV: ESPN Classic, live, 3 pm ET).

The 10 departed players are Brian Ching (Houston Dynamo), Clint Dempsey (Fulham), Steve Cherundulo (Hannover 96), Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy), Brad Guzan (Chivas USA), Frankie Hejduk (Columbus Crew), Maurice Edu (Toronto FC), Sacha Kljestan (Chivas USA), Pablo Mastroeni (Colorado Rapids) and Matt Reis (New England Revolution).

Among the expected replacements are John Thorrington, Chris Rolfe and Chad Barrett of the Chicago Fire and Drew Moor of FC Dallas.

The U.S. began training in Miami on Tuesday in preparation for the second leg and will depart for Bridgetown on Friday.

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