BRADLEY RELEASES JANUARY ROSTER
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BRIAN SCIARETTA - Tuesday, December 21, 2010
US national team head coach Bob Bradley today announced the 24-man roster for the annual January camp that will begin on January 4th in Carson, California.

The camp will conclude with a friendly against Chile on January 22nd at the Home Depot Center. The game will feature many players inexperienced at the international level and not a single player who was on the 2010 US World Cup team.

The US will be led by Alejandro Bedoya who concluded another strong season with Orebro in Sweden. The New Jersey native has represented the US six times with his debut coming against Honduras at the conclusion of last year's January camp. From there he was able to make the US preliminary World Cup roster but was one of the last seven players cut.

Youngsters Mikkel Diskerud and Juan Agudelo will also be returning to the senior team after each earned their first cap last month against South Africa where the duo combined for the game winner. Agudelo, 18, has yet to score for the Red Bulls but is considered one of the best teenagers in MLS.

Diskerud, 20, is coming off his third season at Stabaek in Norway. The Oslo-born midfielder is known for his offensive skills and will hope to impress Bradley again to eventually land himself a place on this summer's Gold Cup team.

The defense will be lead by Omar Gonzalez and Tim Ream who each have one cap which were earned after the World Cup. Ream impressed in the South African friendly but Gonzalez struggled in last August's friendly loss to Brazil.

Of the 24 players, only Dominic Cervi, Alejandro Bedoya, Ryan Miller and Mikkel Diskerud are based with foreign clubs.

This camp will give Bradley a chance to evaluate young MLS players before resuming the rest of the pre-Gold Cup schedule with mostly first team players.

GOALKEEPERS

Cervi, Dominic (Celtic)
Johnson, Sean (Chicago Fire)
Pickens, Matt (Colorado Rapids)
Rimando, Nick (Real Salt Lake)

DEFENDERS

DeLaGarza, A.J. (Los Angeles Galaxy)
Franklin, Sean (Los Angeles Galaxy)
Gonzalez, Omar (Los Angeles Galaxy)
Ihemelu, Ugo (FC Dallas)
Loyd, Zach (FC Dallas)
Miller, Ryan (Halmstads BK)
Ream, Tim (New York Red Bulls)
Wallace, Anthony (Colorado Rapids)
Wynne, Marvell (Colorado Rapids)

MIDFIELDERS

Alexander, Eric (FC Dallas)
Bedoya, Alejandro (Írebro)
Cronin, Sam (San Jose Earthquakes)
Diskerud, Mikkel (Stabaek)
Larentowicz, Jeff (Colorado Rapids)
McCarty, Dax (D.C. United)
Shea, Brek (FC Dallas)

FORWARDS

Agudelo, Juan (New York Red Bulls)
Braun, Justin (Chivas USA)
Bunbury, Teal (Sporting Kansas City)
Wondolowski, Chris (San Jose Earthquakes)
Murph
Friday December 31, 2010 3:26 pm
What I'm seeing is a few established players (i.e. Larentowitz) who really deserve a good look, and a lot of younger players who will be fighting for future caps... 4 untested strikers - thanks uncle Bob, we really do need to strike gold here. If not, keep looking... If a major competition was happening next week, not many of these players would be in camp. Think 2014. Who is the next Donovan?
Blue/Black
Thursday December 23, 2010 12:40 pm
A bit suprissed that Miller got in, he got speed and are good at take the ball, but his passes really need to be workt on, out of 10 2-3 gets to their destination, the rest goes of the field or to a opponent.

Bedoya should have been in there since before WC 2010.
cbb1217
Wednesday December 22, 2010 5:45 pm
i have always questioned BB's decision on these primarily MLS teams. i understand he wants to analyze talent, but they never perform well and the games are terrible to watch.

i think he would be better off playing his core of players and introducing new talent gradually. national team regulars need to play together as often as possible.

just my opinion.
Dave
Wednesday December 22, 2010 12:31 pm
Ed C - The January Camp is usually an American MLS All-Star squad.
Still a little disappointed that Convey, DeMerit, Cameron, John were not invited. Understand that Cameron is reciently back from injury and John just had surgery, but Convey & DeMerit would have given this young/inexperienced team some leadership.
Ed C
Wednesday December 22, 2010 3:55 am
looks like a strictly MLS all-star(!!) roster with a few Scandinavian based players thrown in.
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