Tuesday, May 13, 2008

ATH: Upcoming International Squads

England Announce Roster To Face US

England manager Fabian Capello has called in 31 players for friendlies against the United States in London on May 28th and Trinidad and Tobago in Port of Spain on June 1st.

Seven players in Capello's squad have never played for England, with most of the expected names like Wayne Rooney, David Beckham, and John Terry also included.

England will begin training on May 22nd.

England Roster
Keepers: Joe Hart (Manchester City), David James (Portsmouth), Chris Kirkland (Wigan).
Defenders: Wayne Bridge (Chelsea), Ashley Cole (Chelsea), David Wheater (Middlesbrough), Rio Ferdinand (Manchester United), Glen Johnson (Portsmouth), John Terry (Chelsea), Wes Brown (Manchester United), Jonathan Woodgate (Tottenham), Phil Jagielka (Everton), Stephen Warnock (Blackburn).
Midfielders: Gareth Barry (Aston Villa), Frank Lampard (Chelsea), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), David Beckham (Los Angeles), Jermaine Jenas (Tottenham), Owen Hargreaves (Manchester United), Joe Cole (Chelsea), David Bentley (Blackburn), Tom Huddlestone (Tottenham), Stewart Downing (Middlesbrough).
Forwards: Theo Walcott (Arsenal), Ashley Young (Aston Villa), Gabriel Agbonlahor (Aston Villa), Michael Owen (Newcastle United), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), Peter Crouch (Liverpool), Jermain Defoe (Portsmouth), Dean Ashton (West Ham).

Toulon Roster Announced

US Under-23 Men’s National Team head coach Peter Nowak has named the 22 players who will participate in the Toulon International Tournament in Toulon, France. The team will arrive in Toulon on Thursday, May 15, and will have five days of training before their opening game against Turkey on May 21st at 3:30pm local (9:30 am ET).

All 16 games of the tournament will be broadcast on Fox Soccer Channel, including the US Group B match-ups against the Ivory Coast on May 23rd at 12:30pm ET, and Italy on May 25th at noon ET.
Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Dominic Cervi (out of contract), Chris Seitz (Real Salt Lake), Quentin Westburg (Troyes)
DEFENDERS (10): Tony Beltran (Real Salt Lake), Eric Brunner (out of contract), Kyle Davies (Southampton), Michael Gavin (Los Angeles Galaxy), Kamani Hill (Vfl Wolfsburg), Jonathan Leathers (Kansas City Wizards), Brek Shea (FC Dallas), Julian Valentin (Los Angeles Galaxy), Rob Valentino (New England Revolution), Blake Wagner (FC Dallas)
MIDFIELDERS (5): Bryan Arguez (Hertha Berlin), Corey Ashe (Houston Dynamo), Greg Dalby (SC Charleroi), Benny Feilhaber (Derby County), Lee Nguyen (Randers FC)
FORWARDS (4): Gabe Ferrari (Sampdoria), Bryan Jordan (Los Angeles Galaxy), Ellis McLoughlin (Hertha Berlin), Sammy Ochoa (U.A.G.)

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