EXPERIMENTAL COPA ROSTER RELEASED
EXTRA TIME
Friday, June 22, 2007
US coach Bob Bradley waited until only minutes before the midnight deadline to reveal his 22-man roster for the 2007 Copa America in Venezuela.

In a tournament which he considered to be of second importance after the Gold Cup, Bradley opted for a younger, mostly home-based squad, with 15 of the picks currently playing in MLS.

Bradley's former squad, CD Chivas, are the most represented club with Brad Guzan, Sacha Kljestan and MLS 2006 rookie of the year Jonathan Bornstein making the roster.

The US front line will be led by MLS scoring leader Ed Johnson and Taylor Twellman who both return after finding the back of the net in solid Gold Cup performances.

Three uncapped players, Herculez Gomez, Drew Moor and Marvell Wynne will be heading to Venezuela for their first senior international competition.

The European based contingent includes Scandinavian based players Charlie Davies, Danny Califf and Heath Pearce as well as Hamburg SV midfielder Benny Feilhaber, Lee Nguyen, and Watford's Jay DeMerit, who also saw Gold Cup action.

Among the more experienced taking the field for the red,white and blue are World Cup veterans Jimmy Conrad, Ben Olsen and Kasey Keller, who earned his 100th cap against Canada this week.

The squad will travel to their base in Maracaibo on Monday in preparation for their opener against South American powerhouses Argentina on June 28.

Goalkeepers

Guzan, Brad CD Chivas (USA)
Keller, Kasey Borussia Mönchengladbach (Germany)

Defenders

Bornstein, Jonathan CD Chivas (USA)
Boswell, Bobby DC United (USA)
Califf, Danny Aalborg BK (Denmark)
Conrad, Jimmy Kansas City (USA)
DeMerit, Jay Watford FC (England)
Moor, Drew FC Dallas (USA)
Pearce, Heath FC Nordsjaelland (Denmark)
Wynne, Marvell Toronto FC (Canada)

Midfielders

Beckerman, Kyle Colorado Rapids (USA)
Clark, Ricardo Houston Dynamo (USA)
Feilhaber, Benny Hamburg SV (Germany)
Gaven, Eddie Columbus Crew (USA)
Kljestan, Sacha CD Chivas (USA)
Mapp, Justin Chicago Fire (USA)
Nguyen, Lee PSV Eindhoven (Holland)
Olsen, Ben DC United (USA)

Forwards

Davies, Charlie Hammarby IF (Sweden)
Gomez, Hercules Colorado Rapids (USA)
Johnson, Eddie Kansas City (USA)
Twellman, Taylor New England Revolution (USA)
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