Michael Bradley logs most minutes in 2008

[BY THE NUMBERS] As the USA prepares for its World Cup qualifying clash with Trinidad & Tobago on Wednesday in Bridgeview, Ill., we look at the stats that standout. ...

737. Team-leading minutes played in 2008 by Michael Bradley, who has played in a team-high nine games (all starts) this year.

8. Clint Dempsey, Eddie Lewis, Oguchi Onyewu and Heath Pearce have played in eight of the USA's 10 games this year, the most appearances besides Bradley.

34. Age of the squad's two oldest players: Frankie Hejduk and Eddie Lewis.

4. Team-leading World Cup qualifying campaigns in which Hejduk has seen action.

21. Age of the squad's youngest player: Bradley.

103. U.S. appearances by team cap leader Landon Donovan.

22. Team-leading World Cup qualifying appearances by Donovan, who is followed by Eddie Lewis (21) and DaMarcus Beasley (18).

8. Team-leading goals scored in World Cup qualifying by Donovan and Eddie Johnson.

4. Number of players carrying yellow cards: Michael Bradley, Clint Dempsey, Frankie Hejduk, Tim Howard and Oguchi Onyewu. (Two yellows result in a one-game suspension.)

8-0-2. USA's win-loss-tie record against Trinidad & Tobago in qualifying play.

8. Leagues represented on the U.S. roster: Belgium, Denmark, England (4), France, Germany (3), Mexico, Scotland (2) and the United States (7).

 

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