U.S. SOCCER: Donovan, Beasley join Olympic hopeful U-23s

Landon Donovan and DaMarcus Beasley will join the U.S. U-23 national team, which is aiming to qualify for next summer's Olympic Games, for the team's two-week January training camp in Carson, Calif.

Without Donovan and Beasley, the Americans downed St. Kitts & Nevis in the second round of CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying by an aggregate score of 10-0 after receiving a bye in the first round.

To qualify for the Olympic tournament, the Americans must finish among the top two at the final-round qualifying tournament Feb. 2-12 in Mexico, where they face Panama, Canada and Honduras in Group A. The top finishers in group play advance to the semifinals. Group B consists of Costa Rica, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago and Mexico.

Conor Casey of German Second Division Karlsruhe is the only foreign-based player on the roster. Belgian-based Oguchi Onyewu (Louviere) and Alexander Yi (Antwerp) will remain in Europe for winter break.

Coach Glenn Myernick has included two collegians: goalkeeper Steve Cronin (Santa Clara) and defender Chris Wingert (St. John's).

U-23 TRAINING CAMP ROSTER:

GOALKEEPERS:
Countess, D.J. (Dallas/MLS)
Cronin, Steve (Santa Clara/NCAA)
Warren, Doug (D.C. United/MLS)

DEFENDERS
Borchers, Nat (Colorado/MLS)
Burciaga Jr., Jose (Kansas City/MLS)
Gray, Kelly (Chicago/MLS)
Lewis, Ricky (Los Angeles /MLS)
Stokes, David (D.C. United/MLS)
Thompson, Scot (Los Angeles/MLS)
Wingert, Chris (St. JohnÆs/NCAA)

MIDIELDERS
Beasley, DaMarcus (Chicago/MLS)
Beckerman, Kyle (Colorado/MLS)
Carroll, Brian (D.C. United/MLS)
Clark, Ricardo (MetroStars/MLS)
Convey, Bobby (D.C. United/MLS)
Davis, Brad (Dallas/MLS)
Gaven, Eddie (MetroStars/MLS)
Martino, Kyle (Columbus/MLS)
Pause, Logan (Chicago/MLS)

FORWARDS
Buddle, Edson (Columbus/MLS)
Casey, Conor (Karlsruhe/Germany)
Donovan, Landon (San Jose/MLS)
Eskandarian, Alecko (D.C. United/MLS)
Testo, David (Richmond/A-League)
Johnson, Ed (Dallas/MLS)

U.S. U-23 COACHES:

Head coach: Glenn Myernick
Assistant coach: Thomas Rongen
Assistant coach: Ralph Perez
Goalkeeper coach: Tim Mulqueen

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