USA: Bradley will announce World Cup roster Wednesday


U.S. national team coach Bob Bradley will reveal the 23-man World Cup roster Wednesday morning on ESPN's SportsCenter.

He will trim the 30-man preliminary roster following today's friendly against the Czech Republic in East Hartford, Conn. Kickoff is 4:30 p.m. PT, and the game will be televised on ESPN and Galavision.

The announcement will be made during the 10 a.m. PT hour of SportsCenter on ESPN. A media teleconference has been scheduled at 10:30 a.m. PT, so the announcement should come in the first half-hour of the broadcast.

The U.S. will play two more matches, Saturday against Turkey in Philadelphia and June 5 against Australia in Roodepoort, South Africa, before its World Cup opener June 12 against England in Rustenburg, South Africa.

Players with local ties on the preliminary roster:

DaMarcus Beasley, M: Formerly with the Galaxy

Carlos Bocanegra, D: Grew up in Alta Loma (Alta Loma High School), played at UCLA

Jonathan Bornstein, D: Grew up in Los Alamitos (Los Alamitos High School), played at Cal Poly Pomona and UCLA, is vice-captain of Chivas USA

Michael Bradley, M: Family home is in Manhattan Beach

Edson Buddle, F: Striker with the Galaxy

Brian Ching, F: Formerly with the Galaxy

Landon Donovan, F/MF: Grew up in Redlands (Redlands Valley East High School), captains the Galaxy

Maurice Edu, M/D: Grew up in Fontana (Etiwanda High School)

Benny Feilhaber, M: Grew up in Irvine (Northwood High School), played at UCLA

Robbie Findley, F: Formerly with the Galaxy

Herculez Gomez, F/M: Born in Los Angeles, formerly with the Galaxy

Brad Guzan, GK: Started pro career with Chivas USA

Chad Marshall, D: Grew up in Riverside (Rubidoux High School)

Robbie Rogers, M: Grew up in Huntington Beach and Palos Verdes (Mater Dei and Huntington Beach high schools)

Sacha Kljestan, M: Grew up in Huntington Beach (Huntington Beach High School), captains Chivas USA