COMMERCE CITY CO (Thursday June 25 2009) – U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Bob Bradley has named Colorado Rapids midfielder Colin Clark to the 23-player roster that will represent the U.S. at the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup from July 3 to July 26 2009.
Clark looks to make his first-ever appearance for the U.S. with his previous National Team experience coming back in November of 2008 when he participated in the U.S.’s training camp held at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.
Two days after Sunday’s final at the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup the U.S. will gather in Seattle where the U.S. team and staff will regroup to prepare for their opening Gold Cup game against Grenada on July 4 at 7 p.m. MT at Qwest Field.
The team then crosses the country to face Honduras on July 8 at 7 p.m. MT at RFK Stadium in Washington D.C. before rounding out group play against Haiti on July 11 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough Mass. with kickoff slated for 5 p.m. MT.
All of the U.S. matches in the CONCACAF Gold Cup will be broadcast live on Fox Soccer Channel and the Univision networks with all three group games airing on TeleFutura.
The U.S. is seeking to become the second team to win three consecutive Gold Cups having claimed the crown in 2005 and 2007. Mexico won three consecutive titles from 1993 to 1998 and also won in 2003. The United States has won four times since the tournament began in 1991 including three of the last four events. The U.S. has never lost a match in group play holding a 21-0-1 lifetime record.
U.S. Men’s National Team Roster
2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup
July 3-26 2009
GOALKEEPERS (3): Jon Busch (Chicago Fire) Troy Perkins (IK Start) Luis Robles (FC Kaiserslautern)
DEFENDERS (7): Steve Cherundolo (Hannover 96) Jimmy Conrad (Kansas City Wizards) Clarence Goodson (IK Start) Jay Heaps (New England Revolution) Chad Marshall (Columbus Crew) Michael Parkhurst (FC Nordsjaellands) Heath Pearce (Hansa Rostock)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Davy Arnaud (Kansas City Wizards) Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake) Colin Clark (Colorado Rapids) Sam Cronin (Toronto FC) Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders) Stuart Holden (Houston Dynamo) Logan Pause (Chicago Fire) Robbie Rogers (Columbus Crew)
FORWARDS (5): Freddy Adu (AS Monaco) Brian Ching (Houston Dynamo) Kenny Cooper (FC Dallas) Charlie Davies (Hammarby IF) Santino Quaranta (D.C. United)