United States Announces 23-Man Gold Cup Roster

Posted In News - By Kevin McCauley On Monday, May 23rd, 2011 With 0 Comments

Well, I don’t even know how to react to this. Bob Bradley has announced his 23-man roster for the United States’ 2011 Gold Cup campaign, and there are some surprises. This roster was expected to be light on shock value, but Bradley has given the typical USMNT what they want most, which is of course to be shocked and pissed off. There’s nothing that USMNT fans love more than being shocked and pissed off. Here’s the roster.


Tim Howard - Everton

Marcus Hahnemann - Wolverhampton Wanderers

Nick Rimando - Real Salt Lake


Jonathan Spector - West Ham United

Carlos Bocanegra - St. Etienne

Oguchi Onyewu - FC Twente (loan from AC Milan)

Jonathan Bornstein - UANL Tigres

Eric Lichaj - Leeds United (loan from Aston Villa)

Tim Ream - New York Red Bulls

Clarence Goodson - Brondby IF


Michael Bradley - Aston Villa (loan from Borussia Mönchengladbach)

Jermaine Jones - Blackburn Rovers (loan from Schalke 04)

Landon Donovan - LA Galaxy

Freddy Adu - Rizespor (loan from Benfica)

Benny Feilhaber - New England Revolution

Sacha Kljestan - Anderlecht

Maurice Edu - Rangers

Clint Dempsey - Fulham


Juan Agudelo - New York Red Bulls

Jozy Altidore - Bursaspor (loan from Villarreal)

Chris Wondolowski - San Jose Earthquakes

Obviously, Freddy Adu is the biggest shock to everyone. Chris Wondolowski over Teal Bunbury is very surprising, while Robbie Rogers’ selection is questionable at best. Overall, six MLS players made the roster, and those players will be tough to replace for their club teams. Later in the week, we’ll have some analysis of how those teams will cope without their star players.


About Kevin McCauley - Kevin McCauley is the Editor in Chief of The Allocation Order. He is also the world football editor at SBNation Soccer.

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