U.S. national team coach Bob Bradley
called up 23 players for a training camp beginning Wednesday at The Home Depot
Center in Carson, Calif.
The group is comprised entirely of domestic-based players and will form the core of players for the friendly against El Salvador on Feb. 24 at Raymond James
Stadium in Tampa (TV: ESPN Classic, TeleFutura, live, 7 p.m. ET).
"These are important opportunities for these players as we continue to formulate our plans for the roster for
the World Cup," said Bradley. "This camp and the game against El Salvador provide a chance for the coaching staff to get one more long look at this group. El Salvador demonstrated during
World Cup qualifying that they are a difficult team to beat, so we expect a good match." Brian Ching
and recent Philadelphia Union signee
are the only players who were not in the January camp that preceded the game against Honduras. U.S.
ROSTER: GOALKEEPERS (3):
Troy Perkins (D.C. United), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake), Zach Thornton (Chivas USA). DEFENDERS (7):
Kevin Alston (New England Revolution), Jonathan Bornstein (Chivas USA), Omar Gonzalez (Los Angeles Galaxy), Chad Marshall (Columbus Crew), Michael Orozco (Philadelphia
Union), Heath Pearce (FC Dallas), Marvell Wynne (Toronto FC). MIDFIELDERS (9):
Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Geoff Cameron (Houston Dynamo), Brad
Davis (Houston Dynamo), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders), Eddie Gaven (Columbus Crew), Sacha Kljestan (Chivas USA), Dax McCarty (FC Dallas), Chris Pontius (D.C. United), Robbie Rogers (Columbus
Crew). FORWARDS (4):
Conor Casey (Colorado Rapids), Brian Ching (Houston Dynamo), Jeff Cunningham (FC Dallas), Robbie Findley (Real Salt Lake).