USA Turns to Mastroeni for Match at Spain
Managed by Luis Aragones Spain has qualified for Euro 2008 and has been drawn into Group D of the tournament with Russia Greece and Sweden. Boasting a wealth of talent and experience the Spaniards are led by Liverpool striker Fernando Torres whose 24 goals in the English Premier League this season set a record for the most goals by a foreigner in his debut season in the EPL.
The U.S. will head back across the Atlantic to face No. 1-ranked Argentina on June 8 at 5:30 p.m. MT in New Jersey. More than 53000 tickets (buy tickets) have been sold for the USA’s final match at Giants Stadium which will be Presented by Visa®. The USA’s last match before the start of the World Cup qualifying campaign will be broadcast live on ESPN Classic and Galavision.
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 California. Kickoff for the first leg series is set for 3 p.m. MT and the match will be broadcast live on ESPN2 and Galavision. The second leg will be played on June 22 in Barbados with details still to be finalized.
GOALKEEPERS (3): Dominic Cervi (out of contract) Brad Guzan (Chivas USA) Tim Howard (Everton FC)
DEFENDERS (9): Carlos Bocanegra (out of contract) 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 (7): Freddy Adu (SL Benfica) DaMarcus Beasley (Glasgow Rangers) Michael Bradley (SC Heerenveen) Ricardo Clark (Houston Dynamo) Maurice Edu (Toronto FC) Eddie Lewis (Derby County) Pablo Mastroeni (Colorado Rapids)
FORWARDS (5): Clint Dempsey (Fulham FC) Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy) Nate Jaqua (out of contract) Eddie Johnson (Fulham FC) Josh Wolff (out of contract)