The 20-player roster the Football Association of Bosnia & Herzegovina released for the match against the
USA Aug. 14 in Sarajevo features Manchester City's Edin Dzeko
and VfB Stuttgart striker Vedad Ibisevic
, who attended
high school in St. Louis and won Soccer America Freshman of the Year honors at Saint Louis University before signing with Paris St. Germain.
It's an entirely
foreign-based squad of players based in 11 different countries.
Dzeko and Ibisevic head the Bosnian attack that also includes Roma's Miralem Pjanic
, Chinese-based Zvjezdan Misimovic
and Hoffenheim's Sejad Salihovic
Bosnia and Herzegovina is in first place in its World Cup 2014 qualifying group and on pace to qualify for the finals for the first time.
Bosnia & Herzegovina Roster:
Asmir Begovic (Stoke City/ENG), Asmir Avdukic (FK Borac Banja Luka/SER), Jasmin Fejzic (Aalen/BEL)
Ermin Bicakcic (Eintracht Braunschweig/GER), Emir Spahic (Bayer Leverkusen/GER), Toni Sunjic (Zorya Lugansk/UKR), Mensur Mujdza (Freiburg/GER), Ervin Zukanovic (Gent/BEL)
Miralem Pjanic (Roma/ITA), Senad Lulic (Lazio/ITA), Sejad Salihovic (Hoffenheim/GER), Adnan Zahirovic (VfL Bochum/GER), Elvir Rahimic (CSKA
Moscow/RUS), Haris Medunjanin (Gaziantepspor/TUR), Miroslav Stevanovic (Elche/SPA), Zvjezdan Misimovic (Guizhou Renhe/CHN), Avdija Vrsajevic (Hajduk Split/CRO)
Vedad Ibisevic (VfB Stuttgart/GER), Edin Dzeko (Manchester City/ENG), Edin Visca (Istanbul BB FK/TUR