Edson Buddle and Landon Donovan named to U.S. National Team roster for friendly against Brazil on August 10
LA Galaxy forwards Edson Buddle and Landon
Donovan have been included in Bob Bradley’s 18-man squad that will face
five-time World Cup champion Brazil at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East
Rutherford, N.J. on Tuesday, August 10. Buddle and Donovan were each a part of the
U.S. team at this summer’s
FIFA World Cup in South
Africa and have now been included in the
squad for the National Team’s first game since that tournament. Both players
will be available for the Galaxy on Saturday night at the Rose Bowl when the
club takes on Real Madrid, before flying to New York on Sunday morning ahead of the game
The game between the U.S.
will be shown live on ESPN2 and Galavision starting at 5 p.m. (PT). This will
be the first meeting between the two countries since the 2009 FIFA
Confederations Cup Final, when the U.S.
jumped out to a 2-0 first half lead before falling 3-2, with Landon Donovan
scoring one of the goals for the U.S. on that day.
Donovan will go into next week’s game against Brazil as the all-time leader in goals for the U.S.
with 45 in 127 appearances for his country. Three of those goals came this
summer in South Africa, with
the Galaxy captain scoring against Slovenia,
Algeria and Ghana.
Donovan, who is also the National Team’s all-time leader with 45 career
assists, leads MLS with 11 assists on the season while adding five goals in 13
games. On Sunday against Chicago,
Donovan became the sixth player in MLS history to reach 100 career regular
season goals by converting a first half penalty kick. Of Donovan’s 100 goals,
69 have come as a member of the Galaxy, leaving him one goal shy of Cobi Jones’
club record of 70 regular season goals.
Buddle has made five appearances for the U.S., including two at the World Cup in South Africa.
The 29-year-old has two goals in those five games, with both tallies coming in
a 3-1 friendly win over Australia
on June 5 in Roodepoort, South Africa. The leading scorer in
MLS this season with 12 goals in 14 games, Buddle had been capped by the U.S.
just once prior to being included in the initial preliminary World Cup roster
which was announced in mid-May.
Buddle and Donovan are expected to be in action for the
Galaxy tonight when they take on the Puerto Rico Islanders in the second leg of
their CONCACAF Champions League Preliminary Round series. They will then be
back in Southern California this weekend for
the Galaxy’s friendly on Saturday night at the Rose Bowl against Real Madrid.
That game kicks off at 7:30 p.m. (PT) and tickets are available now. For more
information about this game or to purchase tickets, please contact the Galaxy
by calling 1-877-3GALAXY (342-5299) or by visiting www.lagalaxy.com/realmadridtickets.
GOALKEEPERS (2): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa),
DEFENDERS (6): Carlos Bocanegra
Bornstein (Chivas USA), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover), Clarence Goodson
Start), Chad Marshall (Columbus Crew), Jonathan Spector (West Ham
MIDFIELDERS (7): Alejandro Bedoya (Örebro),
(Borussia Mönchengladbach), Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy), Maurice
(Rangers), Benny Feilhaber (Aarhus), Jermaine Jones (Schalke), Sacha
FORWARDS (3): Edson Buddle (Los Angeles
Findley (Real Salt Lake), Herculez Gomez (Pachuca)