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GOALKEEPERS (3): Dominic Cervi (Chicago Fire), Tally Hall (Esbjerg fB), Chris Seitz (Real Salt Lake).

DEFENDERS (8): Maurice Edu (Toronto FC), Hunter Freeman (New York Red Bulls), Kamani Hil (Vfl Wolfsburg), Patrick Ianni (Houston Dynamo), Michael Orozco (San Luis), Mike Randolph (LA Galaxy), Nathan Sturgis (Real Salt Lake), Marvell Wynne (Toronto FC).

MIDFIELDERS (8): Arturo Alvarez (FC Dallas), Benny Feilhaber (Derby County), Eddie Gaven (Columbus Crew), Stuart Holden (Houston Dynamo), Sacha Kljestan (Chivas USA), Dax McCarty (FC Dallas), Robbie Rogers (Columbus Crew), Sal Zizzo (Hannover 96).

FORWARDS (5): Freddy Adu (SL Benfica), Jozy Altidore (New York Red Bulls), Chad Barrett (Chicago Fire), Charlie Davies (Hammarby IF), Robbie Findley (Real Salt Lake).


Looks like a pretty solid group.

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How has Adu been progressing? anything there at all?

Altidore seems to be the real deal.
 
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Adu's been doing good in Portugal. He tore up in the U-23 tournamet (or was that U-21) and he looked OK in his limited time against Mexico. He is a great playmaker. I'm not sure what they're going to do with Landon, Adu, and Dempsey. All three are great at the back forward spot but average at the RW spot....and no one else in the US is better than average at RW. So someone will start, someone will sub, and someone will be mediocre on the wing....unless one of them gets better at D to drop back to CM or starts to excel at RW.
 
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U.S. U-23 schedule:

U.S. vs. Cuba
March 11
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Fla.
8 p.m. ET, ESPN Deportes, ESPN360


U.S. vs. Panama
March 13
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Fla.
8 p.m. ET, ESPN Deportes, ESPN360



U.S. vs. Honduras
March 15
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Fla.
7 p.m. ET, ESPN Deportes, ESPN360


U.S. vs. TBD
March 20
LP Field, Nashville, Tenn.




http://soccernet.espn.go.com/columns/story?id=515226&root=us&cc=5901

U.S. Olympic team head coach Peter Nowak has never been one to care much about reputations. This is a man who in 2004 resisted the siren call of throwing Freddy Adu immediately into the deep end of MLS. And with the release of the Olympic team's roster Sunday, that point was driven home once again.

Players like the Columbus Crew's Robbie Rogers and FC Dallas' Arturo Alvarez were hoping that successful MLS campaigns in 2007 would help them secure spots on Nowak's 20-man roster. Instead they achieved the dubious distinction of being among the final cuts.

But the biggest surprise was the exclusion of Derby County midfielder Benny Feilhaber. The UCLA product's lack of playing time in England has superglued rust to his 5-foot-9 frame, but such inactivity didn't prevent him from being called in to the full national team for the friendly versus Mexico. In that match, Feilhaber showed his value in coming off the bench, giving the U.S. better possession at a time when they desperately needed it.
 
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