[WORLD CUP 2010]
Red-hot FC Dallas striker Kenny Cooper
and Freddy Adu
are notable omissions on U.S. coach Bob Bradley
17-man roster for the first World Cup qualifying game of the semifinal group round, Aug. 20 at Guatemala. Adu played in the USA's first two qualifying games, the two-leg win over Barbados. Cooper has
13 MLS goals this season. Bradley will add one more player to the roster.
The team will gather in Miami beginning on Aug. 17 and will depart for Guatemala City the following day.
Four members of the Olympic team that was ousted in the first round in China are in Bradley's squad: his son, Michael Bradley
, Sacha Kljestan
and goalkeeper Brad Guzan
Eleven players on the roster are European-based, including keeper Tim Howard
, who missed the
qualifiers against Barbados with a back injury.
The USA has a 10-4-5 win-loss-tie record against Guatemala and has shut out the Chapines in their last six games.
is unbeaten against Guatemala in World Cup qualifying. U.S. Roster vs. Guatemala
(2010 FIFA World Cup Qualifier, Aug. 20)
Brad Guzan (Aston Villa/ENG), Tim Howard (Everton/ENG) DEFENDERS
Carlos Bocanegra (Rennes/FRA), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover 96/GER),
Jay DeMerit (Watford/ENG), Frankie Hejduk (Columbus Crew), Oguchi Onyewu (Standard Liege/BEL), Heath Pearce (Hansa Rostock/GER). MIDFIELDERS
(Heerenveen/NED), Maurice Edu (Toronto FC), Sacha Kljestan (Chivas USA), Eddie Lewis (Derby County/ENG), Pablo Mastroeni (Colorado Rapids)
(Houston Dynamo), Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy), Clint Dempsey (Fulham/ENG), Eddie Johnson (Fulham/ENG).