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With the World Cup approaching, our Sunday roundup will be limited to players in contention for a U.S. roster slot, well-known veterans and other notable performances. Oguchi Onyewu (AC Milan), Stuart Holden (Bolton), Benny Feilhaber (Aarhus) and Charlie Davies (Sochaux) are recuperating from long-term injuries. (I am excluding injured Schalke midfielder Jermaine Jones because, although eligible, he has never formally been with the U.S. squad.)

Tim Howard 90 minutes in Everton's 2-0 win over Bolton
Marcus Hahnemann 90 in Wolves' 2-2 tie at Aston Villa
Brad Friedel 90 for Aston Villa
Brad Guzan in 18, didn't play for Aston Villa

Carlos Bocanegra 90 in Rennes' 4-1 win over Toulouse
Jonathan Spector 90 in West Ham's 2-0 loss at Arsenal
Jay DeMerit not in 18 (back injury) for Watford's 3-1 loss at Cardiff
Clarence Goodson and Start at Rosenborg on Monday
Steve Cherundolo last 45 in Hanover's 2-0 loss at Stuttgart
Frank Simek in 18, didn't play in Sheffield Wed's 0-0 tie with Derby
Edgar Castillo 90 in Tigres' 4-0 loss at Cruz Azul
Clint Dempsey 38 in Fulham's 2-1 loss to Manchester City
Michael Bradley 90 in Moenchengladbach's 1-1 tie at Cologne
Maurice Edu last 45 in Rangers' 1-0 League Cup title win over St. MIrren
DaMarcus Beasley in 18, didn't play for Rangers
Jose Francisco Torres 56 in Pachuca's 2-2 tie at America
Ricardo Clark in 18, didn't play in Eintracht Frankfurt's 2-1 win over Bayern Munich
Alejandro Bedoya and Orebro at Malmo on Tuesday
Jozy Altidore not in 18 (injured) for Hull City's 3-2 loss at Portsmouth
Eddie Johnson 90 (goal) in Aris' 1-1 tie at Panionios
Freddy Adu in 18, didn't play for Aris
Kenny Cooper not in 18 for Plymouth's 2-1 loss at Scunthorpe

Johnson's goal:

By Steve Goff  |  March 21, 2010; 3:50 PM ET
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Any details on Jozy's injury?

Posted by: Shanoni | March 21, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

I don't have details, but I did red that he was originally announced in the lineup -- and is supposedly going for a scan tomorrow. Maybe even something he picked up in warmups?

Posted by: fischy | March 21, 2010 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Any word on Jozy's injury????

Posted by: jrstriker12 | March 21, 2010 4:44 PM | Report abuse

Jozy? Demerit?

I swear, if I hear the word "injury" one more time, I'm going to lose it.

Posted by: UnitedDemon | March 21, 2010 4:57 PM | Report abuse

As with Fischy, I too have read reports saying Altidore hurt his hamstring in warm ups. He was supposed to start. Hopefully it isn't anything to serious. Also, hopefully Altidore has a good week in training because his replacement had 2 goals....

Adu must have some sort of attitude problem. He was clearly productive when given playing time. (This slightly confirms my idea that young US players in the youth national set up develop complexes, and become problems. See: Adu, Szetela, Gaven, Arguez. I think the new academy set up will help because these players will realize they have competition and aren't going to be given everything.)

Anyone know how Gomez did?

Posted by: grubbsbl | March 21, 2010 5:08 PM | Report abuse

Puebla is on Telefutura @6. Does Gomez have to score a goal in every game between mow and whenever Bradley sends out camp invites, in order to get on the list -- or, just every other game?

Posted by: fischy | March 21, 2010 5:13 PM | Report abuse

If Gomez scores, he makes the list, for it is a notable achievement by an American not currently in the national team player pool (like Friedel in goal for Villa). If Gomez doesn't score, he doesn't make the list.

Posted by: Steve Goff | March 21, 2010 5:19 PM | Report abuse

OMG Messi is good. Ray Hudson going ballistic.

Posted by: Reignking | March 21, 2010 5:25 PM | Report abuse

Thanks Goff for the clarification. Thanks Fischy for the heads up of Gomez. I'll probably watch.

Yes, Messi is too good. I thought Ray was going to have a heart attack about four times there.

Posted by: grubbsbl | March 21, 2010 5:32 PM | Report abuse

@Goff -- I can see how my remark might be seen as directed in your direction. I actually meant Coach Bradley's invite list...

Posted by: fischy | March 21, 2010 5:37 PM | Report abuse

For those broken-hearted Terp fans and anyone else who doesn't want to watch basketball at 6 pm, Telefutura will be the Herculez channel, while Univision will be the Gringo Torres channel.

Posted by: Joel_M_Lane | March 21, 2010 5:39 PM | Report abuse

This Messi guy sucks...

It appears that Ibrahimovic went to the same school of finishing that Bendtner went to...

Posted by: grubbsbl | March 21, 2010 5:45 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: emanon13 | March 21, 2010 5:46 PM | Report abuse

Herculez Gomez started as the lone striker up top for Puebla (he's been entering games as a sub recently but his hot streak may have earned him a starting spot). In just the 8th or 9th minute he took a hard studs-up tackle into his right ankle that earned his opponent a red card.

Game is on Telefutura now. Apparently the Pachucc game is a 630 start on Univision.

Posted by: Joel_M_Lane | March 21, 2010 6:16 PM | Report abuse

Do you really think Kenny Cooper is in contention for a world cup spot?

Posted by: BooThisMan | March 21, 2010 10:41 PM | Report abuse

Ah, the near-post run. Under-appreciated and under-used, yet it reaps tremendous benefits.

Posted by: Rand-al-Thor | March 22, 2010 8:32 AM | Report abuse

Why can't Johnson do that for the U.S. Oh yeah, because the Greek league opposition is much easier. Never mind.

Posted by: JRandomReader | March 22, 2010 10:35 AM | Report abuse

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