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World Cup 2010 Finals First Phase Group C, Match One

England 1 USA 1 [1-1]

Match Summary
England Squad
USA Squad

Team Records
   
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The US Soccer World Cup Finals Squad  June 2010
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G
17. Altidore, Josmer Volmy 6 November 1989 20 F Villareal CF SAD, Spain 25 9
7. Beasley, DaMarcus Manont 24 May 1982 28 M unattached, formerly of Glasgow Rangers FC, Scotland 92 17
3. Bocanegra, Carlos Manuel 25 May 1979 31 D Stade Rennais FC, France 79 12
12. Bornstein, Jonathan Ray 11 July 1984 25 D CD Chivas USA 32 2
4. Bradley, Michael Sheehan 31 July 1987 22 M Borussia VfL 1900 Mönchengladbach eV, Germany 43 7
14. Buddle, Edson Michael 21 May 1981 29 F Los Angeles Galaxy 3 2
6. Cherundolo, Steven 19 February 1979 31 D Hannoverscher SV von 1896, Germany 60 2
13. Clark, Ricardo Anthony 10 May 1983 27 M Eintracht Frankfurt eV, Germany 29 2
15. DeMerit, Jay Michael 4 April 1979 31 D Watford FC, England 19 0
8. Dempsey, Clinton Drew 9 March 1983 27 M Fulham FC, England 62 18
10. Donovan, Landon Timothy 4 March 1982 28 M Los Angeles Galaxy 123 42
19. Edu, Edu Maurice 18 April 1986 24 M Glasgow Rangers FC, Scotland 13 1
22. Feilhaber, Benny 19 January 1985 25 M Aarhus GF, Denmark 32 2
20. Findley, Robert 4 August 1985 24 F Real Salt Lake 6 0
9. Gómez Hurtado, Hérculez 6 April 1982 28 F Puebla FC, Mexico 4 2
21. Goodson IV, Clarence E. 17 May 1982 28 D IK Start, Norway 14 2
18. Guzan, Bradley Edwin 9 September 1984 25 G Aston Villa FC, England 16 0
11. Holden, Stuart Alistair 1 August 1985 24 M Bolton Wanderers FC, England 14 2
1. Howard, Timothy Matthew 6 March 1979 31 G Everton FC, England 51 0
23. Hahnemann, Marcus Stephan 15 June 1972 37 G Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, England 16 0
5. Onyewu, Oguchialu Chijioke 13 May 1982 28 D AC Milan SpA, Italy 54 5
2. Spector, Jonathan Michael Paul 1 March 1986 24 D West Ham United FC, England 25 0
16. Torres Mezzell, José Francisco 29 October 1987 22 M CF Pachuca, Mexico 10 0

Squad details correct up to and including USA's match against Australia on 5 June 2010.
Tallies taken from USsoccer.com

Diary

Wednesday, 26 May 2010 - DaMarcus Beasley has been included the United States' 23-man World Cup squad.  The 28-year-old, who left Rangers at the end of the season, only returned to the US team in March after a nine-month exile from Bob Bradley's team.  "He needed to make a renewed commitment and do things as a player that makes his team better."  Beasley, who has earned 90 caps for the US, played his last game for Rangers on 9 March but has done enough to convince Bradley of his place in South Africa. 

West Ham's Jonathan Spector, Fulham's Clint Dempsey and ex-Everton midfielder Landon Donavan all made the cut.  Donovan, Hannover's Steve Cherundolo and Beasley will be representing the US in their third World Cup.

Strikers Edson Buddle and Herculez Gomez are among 15 players featuring in their first World Cup.  Los Angeles Galaxy's Buddle has been in excellent form in Major League Soccer while Gomez became the first American to lead a foreign league goal-scoring chart with 10 goals for Mexican club Puebla.

Seventeen of Bradley's squad are based in Europe, including nine players from Britain and four in the MLS. 

Defenders Chad Marshall and Heath Pearce, midfielders Alejandro Bedoya, Sacha Kljestan and Robbie Rogers and and forwards Brian Ching and Eddie Johnson all missed the cut from Bradley's provisional 30-man squad.

Thursday, 3 June 2010 - Jozy Altidore has been taken to hospital for a scan on his right ankle after being injured in training on Wednesday.  The 20-year-old, who spent last season on loan from Villareal at Hull, is expected to play in his side's opening game with England on 12 June.  "His status is considered day-to-day. He will undergo a fitness test on Friday to check his availability for the 5 June (friendly) with Australia."

Sunday, 6 June 2010 - American fears over Jozy Altidore's fitness appear to have eased after the Villarreal man returned to training.  The 20-year-old, on loan at Hull City last season, missed Friday's 3-1 warm-up win over Australia due to an ankle injury sustained in training on Wednesday.  But after taking part in a five-a-side game on Sunday the first-choice striker will be expected to face England.  However, neither Altidore nor coach Bob Bradley commented after the session.  Los Angeles Galaxy's Edson Buddle, who scored twice against Australia, is the favourite to deputise up front should Altidore not be ready for the Group C clash against Fabio Capello's side in Rustenburg.

USA Form: last six games
L W L L W W   f 11:a 12  success: 50%
- 23 January 2010 - USA 1 Honduras 3 [0-1]
The Home Depot Center, Carson, California
Goodson
Pavon, Palacios, Espinoza
Fr HL
- 24 February 2010 - USA 2 El Salvador 1 [0-0]
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida
Ching, Kljestan
Corrales
HW
- 3 March 2010 - Netherlands 2 USA 1 [1-0]
Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam
Kuyt, Huntelaar
Bocanegra
AL
- 24 May 2010 - USA 2 Czech Republic 4 [1-1]
Rentschler Field, East Hartford, Connecticut
Edu, Gomez
Sivok, Polak, Fenin, Necid
HL
- 29 May 2010 - USA 2 Turkey 1 [0-1]
Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Altidore, Dempsey
Turan
HW
- 5 June 2010 - USA 3 Australia 1 [2-1]
Ruimsig Stadium, Roodepoort, South Africa
Buddle (2), Gomez
Cahill
NW

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