Sunday, March 9, 2008

U-23 Qualifying Roster Controversy

Peter Nowak has called in 20 players for the Olympic Qualifying Tournament set to begin Tuesday in Tampa, Florida.

The roster has caused a stir of controversy over at BigSoccer with the glaring omission of Gold Cup hero Benny Feilhaber from the roster. The Derby County midfielder hasn't seen much first team time at all this season and there has been speculation that he has not been a good locker room presence in the latest U-23 camp.

In addition, there have also been reports that the starters were spanked by the reserves 5-0 in a recent scrimmage. Hopefully, these problems will be ironed out by Tuesday.

Here's the roster:

GOALKEEPERS (2): Dominic Cervi (out of contract), Chris Seitz (Real Salt Lake)

DEFENDERS (7): Hunter Freeman (New York Red Bulls), Kamani Hill (Vfl Wolfsburg), Patrick Ianni (Houston Dynamo), Michael Orozco (San Luis), Jonathan Spector (West Ham United), Nathan Sturgis (Real Salt Lake), Marvell Wynne (Toronto FC)

MIDFIELDERS (7): Freddy Adu (SL Benfica), Maurice Edu (Toronto FC), Eddie Gaven (Columbus Crew), Stuart Holden (Houston Dynamo), Sacha Kljestan (Chivas USA), Dax McCarty (FC Dallas), Sal Zizzo (Hannover 96)

FORWARDS (4): Jozy Altidore (New York Red Bulls), Chad Barrett (Chicago Fire), Charlie Davies (Hammarby IF), Robbie Findley (Real Salt Lake)

1 comment:

Binks said...

Derby County > Houston