Bornstein and Kljestan On Prelim. Roster
Chivas USA co-captains Jonathan Bornstein and Sacha
Kljestan have been included on the United States’ 30-man preliminary roster for
the FIFA World Cup announced by head coach Bob Bradley on Tuesday. Bornstein,
from Los Alamitos, and Kljestan, from Huntington Beach, will arrive for the
start of the training camp after Chivas USA’s match at Columbus this Saturday.
From the group of 30 players, a squad of 23 must be chosen by June 1 for the
final roster that will travel to South Africa.
Bornstein has scored two goals in his 29 appearances
with the United States, and has played more for the U.S. National Team in 2010
than any other player, starting all three of the U.S.’ matches. Sacha Kljestan
has made 23 appearances and scored four goals for the U.S., most recently the
game-winner on February 24 against El Salvador. The pair joined Chivas USA in
2006, and since the start of that season, Kljestan has made 112 regular season
appearances for the team (a club record), and Bornstein has played in 110
matches. They were named co-captains by Head Coach Martín Vásquez prior to the
2010 MLS season.
Audio files featuring quotes from Jonathan Bornstein
and Sacha Kljestan can be found on Dentro
del Rebaño, the official blog of Chivas USA.
Also included on the preliminary roster is former
Chivas USA goalkeeper Brad Guzan, who played with the Red-and-White from
2005-2008 before moving to Aston Villa of the English Premier League. The head
coach of the United States is Bob Bradley, who served as Chivas USA’s head
coach in 2006 before joining the National Team. Another former Chivas USA
player, Jesse Marsch, is an assistant coach with the United States. Marsch made
106 appearances for the Red-and-White from 2006-2009.
Training camp for the United States will take place at
Princeton University in Princeton, N.J., and the team will play a pair of
friendly matches prior to the June 1 deadline for the final, 23-player roster.
On May 25 in East Hartford, Conn., the United States will face the Czech
Republic, and on May 29 the squad will play against Turkey in Philadelphia. The
U.S. team will depart for South Africa on May 30, arriving the following day,
and will then play Australia on June 5 in Roodepoort, South Africa, one week
before playing its first match of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
The U.S. Men's National Team has been drawn into Group
C with England, Slovenia and Algeria for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South
Africa. The U.S. will open its sixth consecutive World Cup finals tournament
against England on June 12 in Rustenburg, and will follow that game with
matches against Slovenia on June 18 in Johannesburg and Algeria on June 23 in
U.S. TRAINING CAMP ROSTER BY POSITION
GOALKEEPERS (3): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Marcus Hahnemann
Carlos Bocanegra (Rennes), Jonathan Bornstein (Chivas USA),
Steve Cherundolo (Hannover), Jay DeMerit (Watford), Clarence Goodson (IK
Start), Chad Marshall (Columbus Crew), Oguchi Onyewu (AC Milan), Heath Pearce
(FC Dallas), Jonathan Spector (West Ham United)
MIDFIELDERS (12): DaMarcus Beasley (Rangers), Alejandro Bedoya (Örebro), Michael Bradley
(Borussia Mönchengladbach), Ricardo Clark (Houston Dynamo), Clint Dempsey
(Fulham), Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy), Maurice Edu (Rangers), Benny
Feilhaber (Aarhus), Stuart Holden (Bolton), Sacha Kljestan (Chivas
USA), Robbie Rogers (Columbus Crew), José Torres (Pachuca)
FORWARDS (6): Jozy
Altidore (Villarreal), Edson Buddle (Los Angeles Galaxy), Brian Ching (Houston
Dynamo), Robbie Findley (Real Salt Lake), Herculez Gomez (Puebla), Eddie
Johnson (Aris Thessaloniki)