January 3, 2007
Fulham appears to be on the verge of doubling the number of Yanks on their roster from 2 to 4 with defender Oguchi Onyewu being the latest American linked to the EPL club.
Dempsey and Onyewu would join defender Carlos Bocanegra and forward Brian McBride to make Fulham the most Americanized team in a top flight European league.
Wambach, Lilly, and Wagner amongst USWNT vets not heading to the 4 Nations Tournament in China
USWNT head coach Greg Ryan will head to the Four Nations Tournament in Guangzhou, China with a young lineup as he has opted to leave 2006 leading scorers Abby Wambach and Kristine Lilly off the roster, along with midfield playmaking Aly Wagner.
Eleven players that have been invited to the pre-tournament camp have yet to earn a cap with the USWNT.
Also of note is that fact that Shannon Boxx is re-joining the USWNT camp as a non-roster player as she works her way back from torn ACL she suffered in July of 2006. For now, Boxx will only take part in light conditioning and non-contract drills, but it is an important step in her push to be back to full fitness by the time the World Cup rolls around later this year.
Rongen names U-20 training camp roster prior to qualifying
US Men's U-20 National Team head coach Thomas Rongen has named his 21 man squad for the final preperations leading up to CONCACAF qualifying for the 2007 Youth World Cup in Canada.
MLS standouts such as Freddy Adu and Josmer Altidore headline the roster that is almost complete.
The US U-20 squad have been able to qualify for the past 5 Youth World Cups and will take on Haiti, Guatemala, and hosts Panama starting on January 17th.
Bob Bradley's first camp as USMNT head coach to open up tomorrow
Two and a half weeks prior to taking oin Denmark, the USMNT will open camp at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California and officially open up Bob Bradley's tenure as interim head coach of the US Men's National Team.
It will be interesting to see what players will get new life as members of the USMNT with Bradley and Peter Nowak in charge.
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