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Freddy Adu among U.S. roster surprises

Updated: May 23, 2011, 7:06 PM ET
By Jeff Carlisle | ESPN.com

Roster announcements for international tournaments can usually be filed under the heading of "anticlimax." The vast majority of roster spots, especially at the top end, are wrapped up, meaning surprises are typically kept to a minimum. Not so with the U.S. roster for the Gold Cup, with Monday's announcement of the 23-man roster containing an inordinate number of stunners.

Granted, the usual suspects -- a group that includes the likes of Tim Howard, Landon Donovan and Clint ...

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