February 20, 2010
Hartman, Gonzalez, Orozco don't make cut
CARSON, Califl -- Veteran goalkeeper Kevin Hartman, defender Omar Gonzalez and midfielder Michael Orozco did not make the cut for the U.S. National Team's 20-man roster for Wednesday's international friendly vs. El Salvador in Tampa, Fla.
The U.S. team Sunday concluded a 10-day camp at The Home Depot Center and will travel to Tampa Sunday in preparation for the game.
The match against El Salvador, the Americans' second game this year, can be seen live on ESPN Classic and Galavision. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. ET.
The U.S. Men's National Team has been drawn into Group C with England, Slovenia and Algeria for the World Cup in South Africa. The U.S. will open its sixth consecutive World Cup against England in Rustenburg June 12 and will follow with matches against Slovenia in Johannesburg June 18 and Algeria in Tshwane/Pretoria June 23.
The U.S. roster:
Goalkeepers (2): Troy Perkins (D.C. United), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
Defenders (5): Jonathan Bornstein (Chivas USA), Clarence Goodson (IK Start), Chad Marshall (Columbus Crew), Heath Pearce (FC Dallas), Marvell Wynne (Toronto FC)
Midfielders (9): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Geoff Cameron (Houston Dynamo), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders), Eddie Gaven (Columbus Crew), Sacha Kljestan (Chivas USA), Dax McCarty (FC Dallas), Chris Pontius (D.C. United), Robbie Rogers (Columbus Crew)
Forwards (4): Conor Casey (Colorado Rapids), Brian Ching (Houston Dynamo), Jeff Cunningham (FC Dallas), Robbie Findley (Real Salt Lake)