U.S. national team update
*In a match featuring American goalkeepers, Brad Friedel's Aston Villa drew even in stoppage time on an own goal to tie Tim Howard and Everton, 2-2.
*Midfielder Maurice Edu came off with what appeared to be a minor leg injury during stoppage time of Glasgow Rangers' 0-0 draw at Dundee. Midfielder DaMarcus Beasley was not selected for the game-day roster.
*In Mexico, midfielder Jose Francisco Torres went 84 minutes in Pachuca's 2-2 tie at Cruz Azul.
*On Thursday in Sweden, midfielder Alejandro Bedoya and Orebro will visit Brommapojkarna.
*Defender Oguchi Onyewu, who hasn't played since injuring a knee in a World Cup qualifier in October, is back in Italy after meeting with U.S. doctors in Los Angeles and plans to remain with AC Milan for the remainder of the Serie A season. A timetable for his return to full-time training is unclear, but there are indications in American circles that it will occur soon.
*Just a reminder: U.S. Coach Bob Bradley must submit a 30-man preliminary roster to FIFA by May 11. The 23-man list is due June 1. With injury and fitness issues expected to linger, I would think that Bradley will call at least 25 players into training camp, which will begin May 16 at an East Coast location soon to be finalized. (In that case, the other five or so would serve strictly as alternates and only be requested in case of additional injuries.) All U.S. players, regardless of where they play professionally, are expected to arrive at camp by May 17.
April 14, 2010; 11:08 PM ET
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