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Edu Out

Greetings from rainy Costa Rica, where the Poas volcano and Colinas del Poas zipline should not be missed. (Can you believe they named a volcano after Post colleague Paul Tenorio?) The Americans won't arrive until tomorrow afternoon, but we already know one player who won't be on the flight here from Miami: midfielder Maurice Edu. He has been ruled out of Wednesday's World Cup qualifier against the Ticos at Estadio Saprissa. Defender Frankie Hejduk (groin injury) is being evaluated by team doctors and goalkeeper Luis Robles, a special invitee, has left camp. The USA traveling roster will probably include 23 players, of which 18 will be in uniform. The entire squad then heads directly to Chicago for Saturday's matchup with Honduras.

By Steve Goff  |  May 31, 2009; 4:59 PM ET
Categories:  U.S. men's national team  
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You lucky you... Ziplining through the Costa Rican rainforest...

Oh well, bad news about Edu, does this mean Pablo starts, replaced by Torres at some point?

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | May 31, 2009 5:44 PM | Report abuse

Gonna try to do a zip line near Quepos tomorrow, after we have a boat tour looking for crocs and monkeys.

Hopefully we'll be able to meet somewhere in San Jose post-game to have a beer or three.

Posted by: lastort1 | May 31, 2009 6:09 PM | Report abuse

I think Arenal is better than Poas.

Posted by: alan19 | May 31, 2009 6:38 PM | Report abuse

Wow, not very optomistic about us getting our first win at Saprissa, our camp is half-ash and half our guys are out of wack in one way or another...

Posted by: MrCerniglia | May 31, 2009 7:49 PM | Report abuse

ot; Goal.com is reporting Madrid reached deal with Kaka for 60 million. True?

Posted by: DCUnitedFootball | May 31, 2009 8:24 PM | Report abuse

I went from a smile to a grimace pretty fast with this squad. I was counting on Edu to keep Mastroeni sitting.

Spector will play. That's the one good thing.

Posted by: UnitedDemon | May 31, 2009 8:53 PM | Report abuse

Chicago was beaten by Dallas 3 nil. Who knew?

Posted by: DCUnitedFootball | May 31, 2009 10:14 PM | Report abuse

Missed the Mexican final! Thanks a lot guys... Who won anyway?

Posted by: DadRyan | May 31, 2009 11:25 PM | Report abuse

Pumas. Pachuca won in regular time 2-1 for an aggregate of 2-2, Pumas slid one in under Calero in the 107th to win 3-2. "El Gringo" Torres came in in the 72nd, did fine on the ball, but didn't get much time on it because Pachuca spent a lot of time punting it out of their own box.

I'm sure our man Mr. Goff will find a video for the morning kickaround...

No pressure ;)

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | June 1, 2009 12:48 AM | Report abuse

Robles got a look. He is now on the US radar. It must have been exciting being called into camp. That is pretty impressive for a guy playing in the Bundasliga2. Hopefully he will continue to progress. There is a lot of competition at that position. Everyone realizes that is where we have the most depth.

Posted by: yankiboy | June 1, 2009 9:27 AM | Report abuse

Anyone else nervous about this week? Two tough matches in front of loud rival supporters.

Posted by: Kev29 | June 1, 2009 9:44 AM | Report abuse

"(Can you believe they named a volcano after Post colleague Paul Tenorio?)"

Named ONE volcano after Tenorio? I heard they were renaming ALL volcanos after him, and henceforth they will be known not as "volcanos" but as "tenorios."

He is, after all, the most interesting man in the world.

Posted by: Mastodon_Juan | June 1, 2009 9:59 AM | Report abuse

Paul Tenorio once had an awkward moment, just to see how it feels.

He lives vicariously, through himself.

He doesn't always drink beer, but when he does he drinks Dos Equis.

Stay thirsty my friends.

Posted by: arswift24 | June 1, 2009 10:06 AM | Report abuse

I asked Paul about the two-party system, and he told me that the after party is the one you want to attend.

Wise man.

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | June 1, 2009 10:08 AM | Report abuse

It may be worth noting they were down a man, JacobfromAtlanta-ish.

Posted by: sitruc | June 1, 2009 10:08 AM | Report abuse

How does playoff qualifying work this year? Top in each division followed by next 6? Top 2 in each division and next 4? Top 4 in each division?

Posted by: 9Nine9 | June 1, 2009 10:30 AM | Report abuse

Yes, I did forget to mention that. The white-guy-fro'd center back earned a red in the 90th, and the way Pumas owned possession after that really showed it as a true disadvantage. Thanks, sitruc.

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | June 1, 2009 10:52 AM | Report abuse

I'm sure Mexican soccer fans end up forgetting about the MLS Cup as well. I really wouldn't care if the Gringo wasn't playing for Pachuca though.

Posted by: DadRyan | June 1, 2009 4:52 PM | Report abuse

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