U.S. Soccer released the names of the 24 players who will train with the U.S. national team ahead of the Sept. 5 qualifier against El Salvador and the Sept. 8 date with Trinidad and Tobago in Port of Spain.
The roster includes 17 players who participated in this summer's Confederations Cup as well as mainstays Brian Ching and Steve Cherundolo.
"Clearly these are very important games in our effort to qualify for 2010 FIFA World Cup," said U.S. head coach Bob Bradley said in a press release. "As we expected, qualifying in this region is very competitive. Both El Salvador and Trinidad and Tobago will be hungry to get points from these matches, and we have an opportunity to position ourselves well to secure a berth for South Africa."
Three players, midfielders Kyle Beckman and Robbie Rogers and forward Robbie Findley are the only players on the 24-man list who have not made a World Cup qualifying appearance for the U.S.
Goalkeepers: Brad Guzan (Aston Villa: 5/3 SO), Tim Howard (Everton FC: 12/7 SO)
Defenders: Carlos Bocanegra (Rennes: 22/3), Jonathan Bornstein (Chivas USA, 2/0), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover: 19/0), Jay DeMerit (Watford: 3/0), Clarence Goodson (IK Start: 1/0), Chad Marshall (Columbus Crew: 2/0), Oguchi Onyewu (AC Milan: 17/1), Jonathan Spector (West Ham: 2/0)
Midfielders: Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake: 0/0), Michael Bradley (Borussia Mönchengladbach: 11/4), Ricardo Clark (Houston Dynamo: 6/0), Clint Dempsey (Fulham: 18/4), Benny Feilhaber (AGF Aarhus: 2/0), Stuart Holden (Houston Dynamo: 1/0), Robbie Rogers (Columbus Crew: 0/0), José Francisco Torres (Pachuca: 5/0)
Forwards: Jozy Altidore (Hull City: 9/5), Conor Casey (Colorado Rapids: 5/0), Brian Ching (Houston Dynamo: 16/6), Charlie Davies (FC Sochaux: 3/2), Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy: 31/11), Robbie Findley (Real Salt Lake: 0/0). --Goal.com