The United States announced its roster Wednesday afternoon for friendlies against Argentina and Paraguay later this month.
The U.S. will face Argentina on March 26 at the new Meadowlands Stadium in New Jersey. Three days later, the national team will face Paraguay in Nashville. More than 50,000 tickets have been sold for the showdown with Argentina, which will bring a roster including star Lionel Messi, and 15,000 have been sold for the Paraguay match.
Three players — defender Timothy Chandler, goalkeeper David Yelldell and defender Zak Whitbread — received their first invitations to senior national camp. As expected the roster is largely European-based. Only one MLS team (New York) had more than one player called up.
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GOALKEEPERS (3): Marcus Hahnemann (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Tim Howard (Everton), David Yelldell (MSV Duisburg)
DEFENDERS (9): Carlos Bocanegra (Saint-Etienne), Jonathan Bornstein (UANL Tigres), Timothy Chandler (FC Nürnberg), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover 96), Jay DeMerit (Vancouver Whitecaps), Oguchi Onyewu (FC Twente), Tim Ream (New York Red Bulls), Jonathan Spector (West Ham United), Zak Whitbread (Norwich City)
MIDFIELDERS (9): Michael Bradley (Aston Villa), Clint Dempsey (Fulham), Mikkel Diskeruud (Stabaek), Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy), Maurice Edu (Rangers), Benny Feilhaber (AGF Aarhus), Stuart Holden (Bolton Wanderers), Jermaine Jones (Blackburn Rovers), Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht)
FORWARDS (3): Juan Agudelo (New York Red Bulls), Jozy Altidore (Bursaspor), Edson Buddle (FC Ingolstadt)
What do you think of the selections? Who would you like to see in the starting lineup and who would you like to see receive solid minutes in the two friendlies?