July 11, 2009
JUST ONE POINT
A tie will give U.S. Gold Cup group title
Foxborough, Mass. -- After clinching a quarterfinal berth with victories against Grenada and Honduras, the United States will face Haiti to determine first place in Group B of the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
The Americans can win the group with a victory or a tie at Gillette Stadium on Saturday at 7 p.m. ET live on Fox Soccer Channel, TeleFutura and the Futbol de Primera Radio Network. The U.S. is 6-0-1 in Gold Cup matches at Gillette Stadium, and has rolled with wins in the first two games of the Gold Cup for the 10th time.
U.S. coach Bob Bradley will have 21 of his 30-player roster for the CONCACAF Gold Cup available for selection to the game day roster against Haiti. Freddy Adu and Benny Feilhaber have left the team to begin preparations for their club seasons in Europe. Adu scored a goal in the opener against Grenada, and Feilhaber helped create both U.S. goals against Honduras.
Four players on the roster have yet to debut for the U.S. and are looking for their first cap: goalkeeper Luis Robles, defender Jay Heaps and midfielders Colin Clark and Sam Cronin.
The U.S. roster:
Goalkeepers (2): 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 (Out of Contract). 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 (4): Brian Ching (Houston Dynamo), Kenny Cooper (FC Dallas), Charlie Davies (Hammarby IF), Santino Quaranta (D.C. United).