|Squad No.||Name||Date of birth (age)||Club||Caps (goals)||Debut|
|1||David James||1 August 1970 (1970-08-01) (age 39)||Portsmouth||50 (0)||v Mexico, 29 March 1997|
|12||Robert Green||18 January 1980 (1980-01-18) (age 30)||West Ham United||10 (0)||v Colombia, 31 May 2005|
|23||Joe Hart||19 April 1987 (1987-04-19) (age 23)||Manchester City||3 (0)||v Trinidad & Tobago, 1 June 2008|
|2||Glen Johnson||23 August 1984 (1984-08-23) (age 25)||Liverpool||22 (1)||v Denmark, 18 November 2003|
|3||Ashley Cole||20 December 1980 (1980-12-20) (age 29)||Chelsea||78 (0)||v Albania, 28 March 2001|
|5||Michael Dawson||18 November 1983 (1983-11-18) (age 26)||Tottenham Hotspur||0 (0)||N/A|
|6||John Terry||7 December 1980 (1980-12-07) (age 29)||Chelsea||60 (6)||v Serbia & Montenegro, 3 June 2003|
|13||Stephen Warnock||12 December 1981 (1981-12-12) (age 28)||Aston Villa||1 (0)||v Trinidad & Tobago, 1 June 2008|
|15||Matthew Upson||18 April 1979 (1979-04-18) (age 31)||West Ham United||19 (1)||v South Africa, 22 May 2003|
|18||Jamie Carragher||28 January 1978 (1978-01-28) (age 32)||Liverpool||36 (0)||v Hungary, 28 April 1999|
|20||Ledley King||12 October 1980 (1980-10-12) (age 29)||Tottenham Hotspur||20 (2)||v Italy, 27 March 2002|
|4||Steven Gerrard (captain)||30 May 1980 (1980-05-30) (age 30)||Liverpool||80 (16)||v Ukraine, 31 May 2000|
|7||Aaron Lennon||16 April 1987 (1987-04-16) (age 23)||Tottenham Hotspur||17 (0)||v Jamaica, 2 June 2006|
|8||Frank Lampard (vice-captain)||20 June 1978 (1978-06-20) (age 31)||Chelsea||78 (20)||v Belgium, 10 October 1999|
|11||Joe Cole||8 November 1981 (1981-11-08) (age 28)||Chelsea||54 (10)||v Mexico, 25 May 2001|
|14||Gareth Barry||23 February 1981 (1981-02-23) (age 29)||Manchester City||36 (2)||v Ukraine, 31 May 2000|
|16||James Milner||4 January 1986 (1986-01-04) (age 24)||Aston Villa||8 (0)||v Netherlands, 12 August 2009|
|17||Shaun Wright-Phillips||25 October 1981 (1981-10-25) (age 28)||Manchester City||31 (6)||v Ukraine, 18 August 2004|
|22||Michael Carrick||28 July 1981 (1981-07-28) (age 28)||Manchester United||22 (0)||v Mexico, 25 May 2001|
|9||Peter Crouch||30 January 1981 (1981-01-30) (age 29)||Tottenham Hotspur||38 (21)||v Colombia, 31 May 2005|
|10||Wayne Rooney||24 October 1985 (1985-10-24) (age 24)||Manchester United||60 (25)||v Australia, 12 February 2003|
|19||Jermain Defoe||7 October 1982 (1982-10-07) (age 27)||Tottenham Hotspur||39 (11)||v Sweden, 31 March 2004|
|21||Emile Heskey||11 January 1978 (1978-01-11) (age 32)||Aston Villa||58 (7)||v Hungary, 28 April 1999|
|Nickname(s)||The Three Lions|
|Association||The Football Association|
|Head coach||Fabio Capello|
|Asst coach|| Italo Galbiati
as cover for
|Most caps||Peter Shilton (125)|
|Top scorer||Sir Bobby Charlton (49)|
|Home stadium||Wembley Stadium|
|Highest FIFA ranking||4 (December 1997, September 2006)|
|Lowest FIFA ranking||27 (February 1996)|
|1||Howard, Tim||GK||6-3||210||03/06/79||North Brunswick, N.J.||Everton (England)||51/0|
|2||Spector, Jonathan||D||6-0||180||03/01/86||Arlington Heights, Ill.||West Ham United (England)||25/0|
|3||Bocanegra, Carlos||D||6-0||170||05/25/79||Alta Loma, Calif.||Rennes (France)||79/12|
|4||Bradley, Michael||M||6-2||175||07/31/87||Manhattan Beach, Calif.||Borussia Mönchengladbach (Germany)||43/7|
|5||Onyewu, Oguchi||D||6-4||210||05/13/82||Olney, Md.||AC Milan (Italy)||54/5|
|6||Cherundolo, Steve||D||5-6||145||02/19/79||San Diego, Calif.||Hannover 96 (Germany)||60/2|
|7||Beasley, DaMarcus||M||5-8||145||05/24/82||Ft. Wayne, Ind.||Rangers (Scotland)||92/17|
|8||Dempsey, Clint||M||6-1||170||03/09/83||Nacogdoches, Texas||Fulham (England)||62/18|
|9||Gomez, Herculez||F||5-10||165||04/06/82||Las Vegas, Nev.||Puebla F.C. (Mexico)||4/2|
|10||Donovan, Landon||M||5-8||158||03/04/82||Redlands, Calif.||Los Angeles Galaxy||123/42|
|11||Holden, Stuart||M||5-10||160||08/01/85||Houston, Texas||Bolton Wanderers (England)||14/2|
|12||Bornstein, Jonathan||D||5-9||145||11/07/84||Los Alamitos, Calif.||Chivas USA||32/2|
|13||Clark, Ricardo||M||5-10||150||05/10/83||Jonesboro, Ga.||Eintracht Frankfurt (Germany)||29/2|
|14||Buddle, Edson||F||6-1||185||05/21/81||New Rochelle, N.Y.||Los Angeles Galaxy||3/2|
|15||DeMerit, Jay||D||6-0||185||12/04/79||Green Bay, Wis.||Watford (England)||19/0|
|16||Torres, José||M||5-7||135||10/29/87||Longview, Texas||Pachuca (Mexico)||10/0|
|17||Altidore, Jozy||F||6-1||175||11/06/89||Boca Raton, Fla.||Villareal (Spain)||25/9|
|18||Guzan, Brad||GK||6-4||210||09/09/84||Homer Glen, Ill.||Aston Villa (England)||16/0|
|19||Edu, Maurice||M||6-0||170||04/18/86||Fontana, Calif.||Rangers (Scotland)||13/1|
|20||Findley, Robbie||F||5-9||165||08/04/85||Phoenix, Ariz.||Real Salt Lake||6/0|
|21||Goodson, Clarence||D||6-4||170||05/17/82||Alexandria, Va.||IK Start (Norway)||14/2|
|22||Feilhaber, Benny||M||5-9||150||01/19/85||Irvine, Calif.||AGF Aarhus (Denmark)||32/2|
|23||Hahnemann, Marcus||GK||6-3||220||06/15/72||Seattle, Wash.||Wolverhampton Wanderers (England)||16/0|
After some time away due to School I am back to relaunch Stars and Strikes just in time for the world cup. I am hoping to be able to bring back all of the old readers since we had some real good conversations going. Anyone who has requests or advice let me know and I will try and make this site as good as it was before if not better.
Update: In a horrible twist in this never ending saga there will be no Jozy Altidore tomorrow. He has said via twitter:
“Still in the States trying to sort things out with my work permit,”
Its official! From EPLtalk.com:
It’s confirmed. ESPN2 will show the opening game of the 2009-2010 season between Chelsea and Hull City at 7:45am ET Saturday.
“Chelsea v Hull 7:45 AM on ESPN2 – and look for the EPL every or most Saturdays in that time slot,” reported ESPN Spanish-language announcer Roberto Abramowitz on the North American Soccer List. The news of the game being shown on ESPN2 has also been confirmed on ESPN News and ESPN Soccernet.
In the meantime, we’re working on getting confirmation from ESPN that the Disney-owned network will also carry the Monday 3pm ET kickoffs for the 2009-2010 season in addition to the 7:45am ET game each Saturday (and at 10am ET when there is no 7:45am ET game available).
This is truly a historic day in the rise of soccer in the United States.
Great news and I’m excited to see Jozy tomorrow!
So Landon Donovan has Swine Flu… You would think he got this in his time in Mexico but it turns out that he probably got it from his Galaxy Coaches during his trip to New England:
According to the Los Angeles Times, a pair of Galaxy team staffers (an administrator and chiropractor) who travel with the squad fell ill during the team’s trip to the Massachusetts to play the New England Revolution.
Soon after, Donovan began to feel poorly.
So he was sick during the game vs Mexico probability not a good combination with the altitude, pollution and heat…. so take that for whats its worth. However the USMNT is saying they had no idea that Donovan was sick:
“As part of the press release that announced the preventative measures U.S. Soccer expressed that they had no knowledge of Donovan being sick while he was in camp or during their trip to Mexico and it is presumed that he most likely came in contact with the virus while with his club team in L.A.
The most troubling issue is that Donovan never mentioned his illness to the U.S. team, opting to fight through it rather than alert the doctors ahead of the match against Mexico.
Donovan is quoted in the L.A. Times as saying that he began coughing on Monday and felt tired ahead of the match on Wednesday.
With the conditions is Azteca already hard enough to deal with, playing with an illness could have been a very costly mistake, both for Donovan and for the team. With the news not breaking until the team had split and was once again spread out all over the globe, the preventative measures could be hard to implement.
According to Galaxy manager Bruce Arena Donovan could be an option on Saturday for his club team but his availability will be determined by how he feels before the match.”
Because of this the US national team is taking measures to protect their players:
“U.S. Soccer is trying to take preventative measures against the further spread of the influenza A virus which star midfielder Landon Donovan tested positive for a day after the U.S. lost to Mexico.”
“We have prescribed the medication to players, coaches and staff members who may have come in close contact with Landon Donovan solely as a preventative measure,” said Dr. David Wallis, a member of the U.S. Soccer medical staff in a press release. “Based on CDC recommendations, individuals who did not experience close contact with the player, such as journalists, fans or opposing players, do not need to take any preventative measures. As of now, no other member of the U.S. team delegation has indicated any symptoms associated with the virus and at this time we do not believe additional steps are necessary. However, we will be continuing to monitor the situation and CDC recommendations very closely as we continue to learn more.”
And now club teams have begun to worry as Cherundolo has been quarantined:
“Unsure of whether U.S. Men’s National Team defender Steve Cherundolo is infected, Hannover have decided to quarantine the 30-year-old until it has become medically clear he doesn’t have the virus.
“Until we have clarity, it would be irresponsible not to isolate Stevie from the team,” Hannover director of sport Joerg Schmadtke said of the preventive measure to the club’s website.”
Hopefully this dose not affect any playing time for USMNT players, however it is speculated that Michale Bradley will be quarantined soon as well, with their clubs because its time for us to start using all of our new additions to top European Clubs as a way to improve our players and team as a whole.