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CHAD WINGER - Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Charlie Davies will not be heading to South Africa as his name was not on the provisional 30-man World Cup roster released by US head coach Bob Bradley.

Davies was not given medical clearance by French club Sochaux and will not be able to fulfill his near-miraculous recovery from October's car crash.

There were few other surprises on the list, with the possible exception of Real Salt Lake's Robbie Findley or Columbus Crew defender Chad Marshall.

Injured Schalke midfielder Jermaine Jones did not make the list, while long-term knee victim Oguchi Onyewu was added to the roster.

All 30 players will now report to Princeton, New Jersey for a week-long camp from May 17-23 ahead of two friendlies - against the Czech Republic on May 25th in Hartford, Connecticut and Turkey on May 29th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Bradley will need to pare down his submission to a 23-man final roster by June 1.

United States Provisional World Cup Roster

GOALKEEPERS

Guzan, Brad Aston Villa (England)
Hahnemann, Marcus Wolverhampton Wanderers (England)
Howard, Tim Everton (England)

DEFENDERS

Bocanegra, Carlos Rennes (France)
Bornstein, Jonathan CD Chivas (MLS)
Cherundolo, Steve Hannover (Germany)
DeMerit, Jay Watford (England)
Goodson, Clarence IK Start (Norway)
Marshall, Chad Columbus Crew (MLS)
Onyewu,Oguchi AC Milan (Italy)
Pearce, Heath FC Dallas (MLS)
Spector, Jonathan West Ham United (England)

MIDFIELDERS

Beasley, DaMarcus Rangers (Scotland)
Bedoya, Alejandro Örebro SK (Sweden)
Bradley, Michael Borussia Mönchengladbach (Germany)
Dempsey, Clint Fulham FC (England)
Donovan, Landon LA Galaxy (MLS)
Clark, Ricardo Eintracht Frankfurt (Germany)
Edu, Maurice Rangers (Scotland)
Feilhaber, Benny AGF Aarhus (Denmark)
Holden, Stuart Bolton Wanders (England)
Kljestan, Sacha CD Chivas (MLS)
Rogers, Robbie Columbus Crew (MLS)
Torres, Jose Francisco Pachuca (Mexico)

FORWARDS

Altidore, Josmer Villarreal (Spain)
Buddle, Edson LA Galaxy (MLS)
Ching, Brian Houston Dynamo (MLS)
Findley, Robbie Real Salt Lake (MLS)
Gomez, Herculez Puebla (Mexico)
Johnson, Eddie Aris Saloniki (Greece)
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Wednesday February 29, 2012 3:18 pm
I agree I think we're at the point where we're just sattring to see things change in the MLS. It's an interesting time to be a fan.I'm not one of these MLS are doing it wrong Eurosnobs when it comes to relegation/presentation issues, but I do think the whole draft system is something that will and should be phased out. It absolutely served a purpose in giving a growing, young league a system, a pipeline for young players to come through, but going forward if the MLS wants to improve, it absolutely needs the academy system.There's still a place for talented players to play college soccer and move into the professional game, but it can't be underestimated how important being a part of a full-pro setup from as early an age as possible is to the development of players. Ultimately, it can only benefit the USMNT.
dikranovich
Wednesday May 19, 2010 8:02 am
hopefully usa will have strong domestic representation in the final roster, because it is a known fact that teams that advance to the semi finals of world cups have strong numbers from the home leagues. since i still consider holden and rico MLS players because they played in MLS during this past year, and gomez is also MLSer, that will help.

interestingly though, slovenia and algeria have very little domestic representation even in their camps. these teams are doomed.
Ale
Wednesday May 19, 2010 12:04 am
@lewis youre right its bradley over clark and adu over johnson, buddle doesnt impress me
leeterofcola
Tuesday May 18, 2010 3:50 pm
For the most part there were not many surprises here. I hoped Davies would make the team, but it sounds like he's not ready to contribute. I still feel like having him there would have served as a source of great inspiration for the other players though, and sometimes that is more valuable than any amount of skill or good form. I hope that US Soccer can see that and that they'll make arrangements for Charlie to be a part of this somehow.
Philip
Tuesday May 18, 2010 10:01 am
Alex, How can you pick Bornstein over Demerit, Adu over Bradley and Findley over Buddle?
Alex
Thursday May 13, 2010 7:04 pm
My Roster:

Gk: Howard, Hahnemann, Guzan

Def: Spector,Bocanegra, Onyewu,Cherundulo,Marshall,Bornstein(but i would have preffered Castillo), Pearce

Mid: Donovan, Adu, Bedoya, Holden, Feilhaber, Torres, Clark, Edu,Dempsey

For: Altidore, Gomez, Findley, Johnson
Alex
Thursday May 13, 2010 6:50 pm
Please bring adu and take ching or buddle out, if Johnson has been called up Adu deserves to be also
Mojofc
Thursday May 13, 2010 9:57 am
So many people continue to completely bash Charlie Davies. They say it is 100% his fault he's not on the team. How many months ago was that? Do you honestly feel he hasn't changed as a person over that time period? Do you honestly feel he would do it again?

Get over the CD bashing....

CD made a mistake. CD is paying for the mistake.

How many of you have never broke curfew before in your life? How many of you have never, not once, got in a car with someone who had been drinking (I would say the high majority have) and are not proud of it looking back on it whether something bad happened or not.

CD is an American. He made a mistake. He's paid for it. Now support him.
Bovver
Wednesday May 12, 2010 3:55 pm
One good game for Beasley doesn't mean he's a good player, there's a reason for why he is willing to take a pay cut at rangers. That's because he's lost it, whatever talent he had he left behind at PSV. As for Davies I agree, he did it to himself. Part of the game is discipline and obviously he doesn't have it yet. He was willing to risk getting banned from the team to have a few drinks?? He's a great player and I wouldn't pair him up with Ching (who shouldn't be on the roster either), but he can't complain for not being called up. Adu needs to build up skills on a massive level, bouncing around from team to team isn't helping him in any way. He's a terrible player & highly over rated player the MLS tried to spoon feed us as the next Pele, the kid should've tried his luck at cricket.
Ilya
Wednesday May 12, 2010 2:29 pm
O-oh! It looks like EJ is out. I'd like to see Adu instead of him or one additional defender - Hejduk. Defense is our weakest position because all defenders except BB superstar Mr. Bornstein are injury prone.
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