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
(Hannover 96), Landon Donovan
(Los Angeles Galaxy), Brad Guzan
(Chivas USA), Frankie Hejduk
(Columbus Crew), Maurice Edu
(Toronto FC), Sacha Kljestan
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