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Old 12-21-2010, 06:10 PM   #121 (permalink)
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Pool to gather on Jan. 4 ahead of friendly vs. Chile on Jan. 22


US national team’s January camp will have a decidedly MLS-heavy look.

Twenty MLSers were named to the 24-man roster called up by Bob Bradley, including New York Red Bulls striker Juan Agudelo, San Jose forward Chris Wondolowski, and Sporting KC’s Teal Bunbury, in preparation for a friendly against Chile on January 22 at The Home Depot Center.

The roster is young, with an average age just over 23. Half of the players have a chance to debut for the national team, and no player has more than four caps.

“The timing is right to assess many of the younger players and to broaden the player pool as we look forward to the next three years,” Bradley said in a statement. “These extended camps give the coaching staff an opportunity to work with these players closely, and at the same time expose them to what the environment and expectations are like at the international level.”

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Old 01-14-2011, 10:52 AM   #122 (permalink)
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USA to host Paraguay, Argentina in March

Bob Bradley's team will play matches in New Jersey, Tennessee

he United States national team will face stiff competition as it prepares for the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup during the FIFA international fixture window in March. The Stars-and-Stripes will play Argentina on March 26 at the New Meadowlands Stadium, followed three days later by a match against Paraguay in Nashville, Tennessee.

"Argentina continues to be one of the most talented teams in the world, and we are excited to have the opportunity to compete against them," US head coach Bob Bradley said in a statement. "When you talk about the best players around the globe, the Argentines certainly contribute a lot of names to that list.

"Paraguay showed during the World Cup that they are a creative and organized team capable of being very dangerous in the attack. Both of these matches give us a chance to continue to raise the bar for our team, and it will also be a great part of our preparation for the Gold Cup."

The American manager will call his first team for the pair of matches, although the squad will feature a few different faces compared to the roster for the 2010 World Cup.

Bradley was at the helm the last time the US battled Argentina in 2008. The match was also held in East Rutherford, N.J. and ended in a scoreless tie, the first in the all-time series that favors the South American side (6-2-1). The two-time World Cup champions are currenty ranked fifth in the world.

The Americans last played Paraguay -- ranked 24th -- during the 2007 Copa America. Benny Feilhaber, Jonathan Bornstein and Sacha Kljestan started in the 3-1 defeat.

The US plays another South American side -- Marcelo Bielsa's Chile -- on Jan. 22 and travels to Cairo to take on Egypt on Feb. 9.

Noah Davis covers the United States national team for MLSsoccer.com. Follow him on Twitter at @noahedavis.
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Preview: Young US side faces Chile at HDC
While defenders vie for spots, McCarty also one to watch


The Basics
United States vs. Chile in an international friendly on Saturday at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.

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TeleFutura and ESPN3.com (10 pm ET)

Overview
The United States national team begins the 2011 campaign with a match against Chile, but both the Stars and Stripes and their South American counterparts will feature squads lacking in first-team talent. Only forward Esteban Paredes joined coach Marcelo Bielsa at the World Cup, while Bob Bradley one-upped his fellow coach by not calling a single member of the 23-man roster that traveled to South Africa. This is a match about both countries' youth movements.

As a result, the result doesn't really matter. Both managers would enjoy a victory, but the focus is on individual performances. Bradley wants to see how his inexperienced squad rises to the occasion after a 17-day training camp.

"This whole camp starts with trying to build things on a foundation of certain ideas," Bradley said Thursday. "That foundation is still getting [the players] to understand a little bit more what happens technically, tactically when the games get faster. So a lot of the general stuff that happens during training helps that and then as we get closer we try to create some situations in training where it's tighter, it's faster and they start to understand what the game might be like."

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Young US side rallies to draw Chile 1-1 at HDC

Bunbury converts PK to force result; seven get USMNT debuts

CARSON, Calif. – A young United States side showed pluck, guile and determination in coming back to draw 1-1 with Chile in front of 18,580 fans at the Home Depot Center in Saturday night's friendly.

The equally green Chileans opened the scoring early in the second half before Teal Bunbury provided the American strike, converting from the penalty spot in the 72nd minute after Juan Agudelo was taken down in the box.

Seven MLS-based Americans – Eric Alexander, Sean Franklin, Jeff Larentowicz, Zach Loyd, Sean Johnson, Chris Wondolowski and Anthony Wallace – earned their first senior-team caps, marking 12 debutants in the US' last two games.

After a sloppy opening from both sides, the US began to dominate possession. Dax McCarty and Wondolowski both struck shots from distance in the opening quarter-hour, but Chilean goalkeeper Paulo Garcés punched the first one over the bar and smothered the latter attempt for the 2010 Golden Boot winter.

In the 17th minute, Francisco Silva brought down Brek Shea after the FC Dallas winger won a footrace. The Universidad Católica star earned a yellow card from Mexican referee Francisco Chacón Gutiérrez. Loyd returned the favor, drawing a caution six minutes later for a late challenge on Silva in the midfield.

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Agudelo's goal gives USA 1-1 tie with Argentina

US team fights back after lackluster first half for heroic result



EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Two years after being outplayed by Argentina but pulling off a 0-0 draw, the United States national team repeated the result with a 1-1 draw in a friendly in front of 78,936 cold fans at New Meadowlands Stadium on Saturday night. Esteban Cambiasso had given the Albiceleste the lead late in the first half, but 18-year-old sub Juan Agudelo equalized for the US in the 59th minute. Just as in 2008, Tim Howard kept the Americans in the match with some outstanding saves in the first 45.

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Player Ratings: US lackluster against Paraguay

Chandler, Agudelo among the few bright spots in 1-0 loss


A few players stood out amid a Red, White and Blue sea of frustration in the US national team's somewhat encouraging 1-0 friendly loss to Paraguay on Tuesday night.

The hosts lost an early game of set piece pinball and never recovered, though not for a lack of trying. The USMNT repeatedly moved upfield only to forgo end product for the evening.

US PLAYER RATINGS: http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/articl...ainst-paraguay
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Klinsmann reveals 25-man roster for USMNT January camp


USMNT 2013 January Camp Roster

Goalkeepers (3):
Tally Hall (Houston Dynamo), Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire)

Defenders (9):
Steven Beitashour (San Jose Earthquakes), Tony Beltran (Real Salt Lake), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), A.J. DeLaGarza (LA Galaxy), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Connor Lade (New York Red Bulls), Alfredo Morales (Hertha Berlin/Germany), Justin Morrow (San Jose Earthquakes), Jeff Parke (Philadelphia Union)

Midfielders (8):
Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (out of contract), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg/Norway), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders), Benny Feilhaber (Sporting Kansas City), Joshua Gatt (Molde/Norway), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)

Forwards (5):
Juan Agudelo (Chivas USA), Will Bruin (Houston Dynamo), Edson Buddle (Colorado Rapids), Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)

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