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National Team Trio to Miss Upcoming Friendlies

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 night.

“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)
DEFENDERS (8): 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)
MIDFIELDERS (7): 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)
FORWARDS (3): Jozy Altidore (Villarreal), Clint Dempsey (Fulham), Eddie Johnson (Fulham)

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