Bob Bradley wisely waited until the last minute to release this roster for the Yanks qualifier in Mexico City at the fabled Azteca Wednesday. The game can be seen on ESPN.
No real surprises per se on this roster– Chad Marshall gets the nod over Danny Califf and The Dude in the back, and given that Jermaine Jones is battling a shin knock, he was omitted. Also left out are Benfica exile Freddy Adu, Confed Cup disaster DeMarcus Beasley, and the mystifying Sacha Klejstan, whose form is just puzzling given his vast talent. Jose Francisco Torres is a pleasant surprise, and my inclination is to believe that both his confidence and his comfort level with the opposition will find him on the field at some point Wednesday. I think it’s good to bring a Mexican-American who is convinced the Americans will win. I’m excited. Jon Levy with the preview tomorrow.