Bradley Announces Roster

US Men's National Team head coach Bob Bradley has announced the final roster that he will lead into battle against regional rivals Mexico at Reliant Stadium in Houston on Wednesday. A dozen European-based players have been called into the fold to join up with the team, with Fulham duo Carlos Bocanegra and Clint Dempsey and Everton keeper Tim Howard leading the way."With the match falling on an international fixture date, this is an excellent opportunity to get the nucleus of our team together as we continue to prepare for World Cup qualifying," said Bradley. "The special nature of a USA-Mexico match provides a great test for our players, and it is something that as players and coaches we all look forward to. The experience can only benefit our group as we attempt to build a team that will help us achieve our goal of competing in South Africa in 2010."

The U.S. has a lifetime record of 14-29-10 against Mexico, but boasts a 12-6-8 advantage in home matches since 1957. In the "modern era" of American soccer (since 1990), the U.S. holds a 12-7-7 edge over their southern neighbors, including two wins in two meetings last year.

Full roster by position:

GK: Brad Guzan (Chivas USA), Tim Howard (Everton FC)

DEF: Carlos Bocanegra (Fulham FC), Ramiro Corrales (SK Brann), Drew Moor (FC Dallas), Oguchi Onyewu (Standard de Liege), Michael Parkhurst (New England Revolution), Heath Pearce (Hansa Rostock), Eddie Robinson (Houston Dynamo)

MF: Freddy Adu (SL Benfica), Michael Bradley (SC Heerenveen), Ricardo Clark (Houston Dynamo), Bobby Convey (Reading FC), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Maurice Edu (Toronto FC), Benny Feilhaber (Derby County), Stuart Holden (Houston Dynamo), Eddie Lewis (Derby County)

FW: Jozy Altidore (New York Red Bulls), Clint Dempsey (Fulham FC), Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy), Pat Noonan (Aalesund FK)

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