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Real Madrid's Travel Roster

The group that will be available for friendlies at Toronto on Friday and against D.C. United on Sunday is:

Goalkeepers: Iker Casillas, Jerzy Dudek, Antonio Adan.
Defenders: Pepe, Raul Albiol, Christoph Metzelder, Ezequiel Garay, Miguel Torres, Alvaro Arbeloa.
Midfielders: Lassana Diarra, Xabi Alonso, Wesley Sneijder, Arjen Robben, Guti, Royston Drenthe, Esteban Granero, Kaka.
Forwards: Raul, Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, Gonzalo Higuain, Alvaro Negredo.

Fernando Gago (groin), Marcelo Vieira (foot) and Sergio Ramos (ankle) are out with injuries. Rafael Van der Vaart, Mahamadoud Diarra and Ruud Van Nistelrooy will not make the trip.

By Steve Goff  |  August 6, 2009; 5:19 PM ET
Categories:  Real Madrid  
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Too bad Sergio Ramos isn't coming. He's a very entertaining player - scores goals, gives up goals.

So can we assume that the three non-injured players are being shopped around by Madrid? I'm sure several EPL teams would love to have one or more of these guys.

Posted by: Miles_Standish_Proud | August 6, 2009 5:30 PM | Report abuse

M. Diarra and RVN are still gaining fitness after long term injuries and have yet to appear in a pre-season match. I don't think they are necessarily for sale. Van Der Vaart, on the other hand, definitely is.

Hoping to see Alonso even though he just joined the team.

Posted by: Louise9 | August 6, 2009 5:44 PM | Report abuse

Man. Wish they'd brought their A-team. ;)

Posted by: UnitedDemon | August 6, 2009 6:02 PM | Report abuse

This A-team?

Posted by: SportzNut21 | August 6, 2009 6:15 PM | Report abuse

I'd like to start the rumor now that Van Nistleroy isn't coming because he's finalizing a transfer to United. That's the sort of out and out poacher we need.

Posted by: alecw81 | August 6, 2009 7:41 PM | Report abuse

Van Nisterooy is just too intimidated to face Brian Namoff again.

How many of these Real Madrid players faced DC in Seattle 3 years ago?

I remember Casillas and Raul but were there others, maybe Robben?

Posted by: Joel_M_Lane | August 6, 2009 8:59 PM | Report abuse

Guti played, I believe.

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | August 6, 2009 9:44 PM | Report abuse

Steve, you've got an extra "D" at the end of Mahamadoud... It's Mahamadou.

Posted by: edgeonyou | August 6, 2009 10:06 PM | Report abuse

Joel: the Dutch invasion is recent. I think you got the only two.

Posted by: Reignking | August 6, 2009 10:15 PM | Report abuse

I heard Real Madrid is swinging a trade with the U.S. Army to bring Hannabal Smith, B.A. Baracus, Face, and Murdock to the Bernabeu.

Posted by: bs2004 | August 7, 2009 9:16 AM | Report abuse

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