Czech game is the final chance for U.S.' fringe players to impress
HARTFORD, Conn. -- Time is just about up for seven players who will be cut from the U.S. soccer team when coach
The game is the first of three pre-World Cup matches for the United States, along with this Saturday's meeting against Turkey (in Philadelphia) and a friendly on June 5 in South Africa against Australia. But while those two games will focus on preparing the U.S.' likely first-choice lineup, Bradley said that Tuesday's game will be more about determining the final roster cuts.
Who's on the bubble? Let's break it down:
What will the Czechs bring to the table? Perhaps not much, judging by their lame performance in a 2-1 loss to Turkey on Saturday. "The game was bad," U.S. assistant coach
The best-known player on this Czech team is goalkeeper
The big news, however, is that after months of anticipation the U.S. is expected to name its final 23 on Wednesday. Here's my best current stab at the list, which I'll update after Tuesday's game: