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