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NOT the Gold Cup Roster

CONCACAF this evening announced the preliminary rosters for all Gold Cup participants. Pay absolutely no attention to the U.S. list.

Every team was required to submit a roster for marketing and organizational purposes. According to USSF sources, the American roster included 39 names. CONCACAF chose 23 of them to put up on their Web site.

The real roster will be unveiled early next week. The U.S. team will then open training camp May 27 at Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.

One thing to keep in mind: The Gold Cup roster will not necessarily serve as the USA-China roster for the June 2 friendly in San Jose. Most, but not all, players chosen for Gold Cup will suit up vs. China. Logistical reasons and scheduling issues came into play for that one match.

By Steve Goff  |  May 17, 2007; 7:37 PM ET
Categories:  U.S. men's national team  
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If they tap Namoff, United may be in a spot of trouble.

Would we be safe to assume that Soehn would drop Gros back to cover Namoff's position? Would we further assume that the natural replacement for the subsequent gap at left midfield would be filled by Casal (he seems the only natural left midfielder of the bunch).

Goff, I know we can't pay attention to the list, but I can't imagine Carroll is seriously a prospect for either Gold Cup (i.e. the U.S. B-Team this summer) or Copa America (i.e. the U.S. A-Team) when he has not even nailed down a regular starting spot on an MLS side that has struggled of late?

Posted by: Erick | May 17, 2007 9:39 PM | Report abuse

What, the US only has two players after the letter "K" in the alphabet? That's gotta be a statistical impossibility.



Posted by: JayRockers! | May 18, 2007 9:44 AM | Report abuse


I'm not sure that USSF and Coach Bradley will send our A-Team to Venezuela. I sure hope they do. But they may choose to play a better team in the Gold Cup out of misplaced concern for regional pride, and the delusion that winning Gold Cup and playing in the Confederations Cup will help the U.S. team overall. Plus, Lando may pass on the Copa America because it would disrupt his lifestyle. Probably for the better, since he rarely plays well outside the U.S. anyway.

Posted by: SSMD | May 18, 2007 1:56 PM | Report abuse

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