Thursday, August 4, 2011
Beasley, Bocanegra join Klinsmann's roster
By Charlie Corr
New U.S. National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann named his 22-player roster on Thursday for the team's Aug. 10 match against Mexico at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia (8 p.m. CT, ESPN2).
Former Chicago Fire defender Carlos Bocanegra and forward DaMarcus Beasley were included on the roster. Both players are seven caps away from reaching 100 for their international careers.
Beasley returns to the national team for the first time since the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The Fort Wayne, Ind., native's last appearance was as a second-half sub during the U.S.'s 1-0 win over Algeria on June 23, 2010. He was on the pitch when Landon Donovan scored his memorable 91st-minute goal to win Group C and reach the Round of 16.
Goalkeepers: Bill Hamid (D.C.United), Tim Howard (Everton); Defenders: Carlos Bocanegra (Saint-Etienne), Edgar Castillo (Club America), Timmy Chandler (FC Nürnberg), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover 96), Clarence Goodson (Brondby), Michael Orozco Fiscal (San Luis), Heath Pearce (Chivas USA), Tim Ream (New York Red Bulls); Midfielders: Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Michael Bradley (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Ricardo Clark (Eintracht Frankfurt), Maurice Edu (Rangers), Jermaine Jones (Schalke 04), Brek Shea (FC Dallas), Jose Torres (Pachuca); Forwards: Freddy Adu (Benfica), Juan Agudelo (New York Red Bulls), DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Edson Buddle (FC Ingolstadt), Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy)