Mastroeni Named to Player Pool for US National Team Friendlies
All three of the USA’s World Cup qualifying tune-up matches will be broadcast on the ESPN and Univision networks and fans can follow each game live on ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker.
The U.S. is currently riding a five-match unbeaten run that includes back-to-back victories on European soil for the first time in team history. Prior to the USA’s first qualifying match of the 2010 FIFA World Cup cycle the U.S. will have played in two major international tournaments defended their Gold Cup title qualified for the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup and competed against four teams who were ranked in the top 10 in the world when they faced the United States (Argentina Brazil Mexico and Spain).
The U.S. opens qualifying play for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in a Second Round series with Barbados that begins Sunday June 15 at The Home Depot Center in Carson Calif. (tickets). Kickoff for the first leg series is set for 2 p.m. PT and the match will be broadcast live on ESPN2 and Galavision. The second leg will be played on June 22 with details still to be finalized.
U.S. Soccer has launched a new video campaign that peeks into the Men's National Team's preparation for qualifying for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Click here to view the initial segments and return weekly for the latest updates.
May 22-June 9 2008
DEFENDERS (9): Carlos Bocanegra (Fulham FC) Dan Califf (FC Midtjylland) Steve Cherundolo (Hannover 96) Jay DeMerit (Watford FC) Frankie Hejduk (Columbus Crew) Oguchi Onyewu (Standard de Liege) Michael Orozco (San Luis) Heath Pearce (Hansa Rostock) Jonathan Spector (West Ham United)
MIDFIELDERS (10): Freddy Adu (SL Benfica) DaMarcus Beasley (Glasgow Rangers) Michael Bradley (SC Heerenveen) Ricardo Clark (Houston Dynamo) Maurice Edu (Toronto FC) Benny Feilhaber (Derby County) Eddie Gaven (Columbus Crew) Sacha Kljestan (Chivas USA) Eddie Lewis (Derby County) Pablo Mastroeni (Colorado Rapids)
FORWARDS (9): Jozy Altidore (New York Red Bulls) Brian Ching (Houston Dynamo) Kenny Cooper (FC Dallas) Clint Dempsey (Fulham FC) Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy) Nate Jaqua (Out of Contract) Eddie Johnson (Fulham FC) Robbie Rogers (Columbus Crew) Josh Wolff (1860 Munich)