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Team for WC

No. Players Pos. Ht. Wt. Birthdate Hometown Club/College Caps/Goals
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

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Stars and Strikes is Back

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.

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ESPN Cofirmed!

Here's Hoping

Here's Hoping

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!

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Americans Abroad Weekend

78112036BL003_U_S_MNT_V_MEXNow that our Americans have returned to their clubs its time for some real seasons to start! Ives Galarcep has a list of the players in action this weekend outside of the MLS:

FRIDAY

Matt Taylor and FSV Frankfurt face SpVgg Greuther Feurth.

SATURDAY

Jozy Altidore and Hull City faces Chelsea.

Clint Dempsey, Eddie Johnson and Fulham face Portsmouth.

Brad Friedel, Brad Guzan, Eric Lichaj and Aston Villa face Wigan Athletic.

Jonathan Spector and West Ham United face Marcus Hahnemannand Wolves.

Tim Howard and Everton face Arsenal.

Charlie Davies and Sochaux face Bordeaux.

Steve Cherundolo and Hannover face Borussia Dortmund.

Kenny Cooper and 1860 Munich face Hansa Rostock

Jay DeMerit and Watford face Sheffield United.

Frank Simek and Sheffield Wednesday face Peterborough United.

Jemal Johnson and MK Dons face Swindon Town.

Mike Grella and Leeds face Jon-Paul Pittman Wycombe Wanderers

Zak Whitbread and Millwall face Carlisle United.

Ian Joyce and Southend face Walsall.

Maurice Edu, DaMarcus Beasley and Rangers face Falkirk.

Benny Feilhaber and Jeremiah White and AGF Aarhus face FC Copenhagen.

Michael Parkhurst and FC Nordsjaelland face Koge.

Marcus Tracy and AaB face Sonderjyske.

Mikkel Diskerud and Stabaek face Tromso.

Jose Francisco Torres and Pachuca face Michael Orozco and San Luis.

Jesus Padilla and Chivas de Guadalajara face Queretaro.

SUNDAY

Michael Bradley and Borussia Moenchengladbach face Hertha Berlin.

Carlos Bocanegra and Rennes face Nice.

Luis Robles and Kaiserslautern face Ahlen.

David Yelldell and TUS Koblenz face Arminia Bielefeld.

Troy Perkins and Valarenga face Lillestrom.

Marco Vidal and Indios face Morelia.

Edgar Castillo and Tigres face UNAM Pumas.

MONDAY

Kamani Hill and Guimaraes face Vitoria Setubal.

Dan Califf and FC Midtjylland face Odense BK.

Alejandro Bedoya and Orebro SK face Djurgarden.

Who are you most excited to see this weekend? Personally I can’t wait for Chelsea to play Hull City (hopefully on ESPN) tomorrow at 10am eastern.  His first game, hopefully lots of playing time, vs a favorite of many to win the EPL and possibly the Champions League as well.

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Jozy Work Permit Confirmed

jozy-altidore-1As expected Jozy Altidore’s work permit has been confirmed and he will be able to Join Hull City and hopefully play Chelsea this weekend on ESPN. USASoccernews is reporting via twitter:

“USsoccerNewsUSA forward Jozy Altidore had his UK work permit approved today. His loan to Hull City is now complete”

Also Hull is now reporting:

“The Club can confirm that striker Jozy Altidore’s application for a UK Work Permit has been successful.Altidore has now reported for international duty with the USA ahead of their World Cup Qualifier against Mexico on Wednesday night. We wish him well for the game in Mexico City and look forward to his return as a Hull City player at the end of the week.”


This is expecteed so not huge news just good to know nothing messed up.  He has already been practicing with the team, and from what we saw this weekend with their inabilty to score, I see big playing time agianst one of the best, and most popular teams in the world.  Jozy is on the big stage and he is going to shine!

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Trinidad and Tobago Stronger!

fullfront855backTrinidad and Tobago have just added two English Premier League players to there team Bobby Zamora of Fulham and Jlloyd Samuel of Bolton.  Both players have just received their passports and will be playing for T&T in their qualifier vs El Salvador reports Trinidad’s Newsday:

FULHAM striker Bobby Zamora received his Trinidad and Tobago passport on Wednesday and Bolton defender Jlloyd Samuel will receive his today, as they are poised to arrive along with the majority of the overseas players on Sunday in preparation for the CONCACAF World Cup Qualifier against El Salvador next Wednesday at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Mucurapo.

Zamora and Samuel could be very big additions to this T&T team that currently sits in last place in the World Cup qualifying.  They probably still do not have a shot of making the WC next year but they can still have a big effect on the teams they play for the rest of qualifying.  For those of you wondering, the U.S. national team travels to Trinidad & Tobago on Sept. 9, having beat them at home earlier this year 3-0 thanks to a Jozy Altidore Hat Trick.

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Today On Twitter

twitter_logo_headerHere are recent updates from all the US soccer players that I can find on Twitter:

JozyAltidore17: training went well the boys look sharp! Best of luck to Chuck D as he is going to set the french league on fire!!
JozyAltidore17: I like hull its a very peaceful place and the people are very friendly. happy to be here.

stuholden22RT: @MauriceEdu: Good luck to my boy @CharlieDavies9 as he makes his debut in the French league 2day! (Gonna try and watch u online my broda)

MauriceEdu: Good luck to my boy @CharlieDavies9 as he makes his debut in the French league 2day! Do work son, we all behind u!

CharlieDavies9: Today is game day folks! My debut in the French League. I’m real excited. Str8 Amped lol! Thanks for all the love! Greatly appreciated.

FreddyAdu11: training. getting it done. always working. attitude is everything

Everyone is wishing luck to Charlie Davies in his first game, hope he does well. Jozy is liking Hull already, can’t wait to watch him (hopefully) debut on ESPN next week. Edu twitters a ton.

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