National Team Trio to Miss Upcoming Friendlies

Donovan, Buddle, Gonzalez not on U.S. roster


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U.S. Soccer announced their roster for the upcoming friendlies against
Poland and Colombia this afternoon and no Galaxy players were included
in Bob
Bradley's 20 man squad

After each featuring in the last
game that the U.S. played, against Brazil on August 10, Edson Buddle,
Landon Donovan and Omar Gonzalez were not named to the squad for these
two games with Bradley electing to allow the players to remain with the
Galaxy during this important final month of the season. Only two MLS
players (Heath Pearce and Brek Shea of FC Dallas) were called into the
squad, though neither will be available for the game against Poland in
Chicago on October 9 because of Dallas' game in Colorado that same

“We understand this is a critical point in the season for
teams in MLS,” said Bradley. “Given the circumstances, we felt it was
important that the MLS players be given as much opportunity as possible
to remain with their clubs and continue to make important contributions
as the playoffs approach.”

As a result, the trio are all expected
to be available for selection for all four of the Galaxy's regular
season games this month starting with Sunday's second leg of the Honda
SuperClasico against Chivas USA at The Home Depot Center. That game
kicks off at 5 p.m. and can be seen live on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes.

U.S. Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton)
: Carlos Bocanegra (Saint-Étienne), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover),
Clarence Goodson (IK Start), Eric Lichaj (Aston Villa), Oguchi Onyewu
(AC Milan), Michael Parkhurst (FC Nordsjaelland), Heath Pearce (FC
Dallas), Jonathan Spector (West Ham United)
Alejandro Bedoya (Örebro), Michael Bradley (Borussia Moenchengladbach),
Maurice Edu (Rangers), Benny Feilhaber (Aarhus), Stuart Holden (Bolton
Wanderers), Jermaine Jones (FC Schalke), Brek Shea (FC Dallas)
: Jozy Altidore (Villarreal), Clint Dempsey (Fulham), Eddie
Johnson (Fulham)

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