U.S. SOCCER: Convey back for World Cup qualifiers

U.S. coach Bruce Arena has named a 23-man roster for upcoming World Cup qualifying games against El Salvador and Panama.

Included in the squad that has begun training in Massachusetts is Bobby Convey, 21, who was not called for the USAÆs 1-1 draw against Jamaica Aug. 18, the opening match of semifinal-round qualifying for the 2006 FIFA World.

Convey, who has played five games for Reading in the second tier of the English League since leaving D.C. United in July, is one of 13 foreign-based players in the squad.

The USA meets El Salvador on Saturday, Sept. 4 in Foxboro, Mass. , (4 pm ET, live on Telemundo & Fox Sports World) and Panama in Panama City Wednesday, Sept. 8 (9 pm ET, live on Fox Sports World, delay on Telemundo 11:30 p.m. ET/PT).

U.S. ROSTER

GOALKEEPERS
Howard, Tim (age: 25) 11 caps/0 goals (Manchester United/England)
Keller, Kasey (34) 71/0 (Tottenham/England)
Walker, Jonny (29) 3/0 (MetroStars/MLS)

DEFENDERS
Bocanegra, Carlos (age: 25) 27 caps/5 goals (Fulham/England)
Cherundolo, Steve (25) 20/0 (Hannover 96/Germany)
Convey, Bobby (21) 26/1 (Reading FC/England)
Gibbs, Cory (24) 11/0 (Dallas Burn/MLS)
Hejduk, Frankie (30) 58/5 (Columbus Crew)
Onyewu, Oguchi (22) 0/0 (Standard Liege/Belgium)
Pope, Eddie (30) 63/6 (MetroStars)
Vanney, Greg (30) 31/1 (Bastia/France)

MIDFIELDERS
Beasley, DaMarcus (age: 22) 37/8 (PSV Eindhoven/Netherlands)
Donovan, Landon (22) 53/16 (San Jose Earthquakes)
Gaven, Eddie (17) 1/0 (MetroStars/MLS)
Jones, Cobi (34) 161/14 (Los Angeles Galaxy)
Lewis, Eddie (30) 58/6 (Preston/England)
Mathis, Clint (27) 41/11 (Hannover 96/Germany)
Reyna, Claudio (31) 103/8 (Manchester City/England)
Zavagnin, Kerry (30) 6/0 (Kansas City Wizards)

FORWARDS
Casey, Conor (age: 23) 4/0 (FSV Mainz/Germany)
Ching, Brian (26) 3/1 (San Jose Earthquakes)
Johnson, Eddie (20) 0/0 (Dallas Burn)
McBride, Brian (32) 78/25 (Fulham/England)

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