Arena names roster for U.S. qualifiers
who send star forward Landon Donovan and defender Chris Albright - and the Colorado Rapids - who will be represented by resurgent striker Jeff Cunningham and oft-injured midfielder Pablo Mastroeni.
Kansas City Wizards defender Jimmy Conrad will be his team's only representative in this set of matches. The UCLA product made his international debut in July's CONCACAF Gold Cup and was on the bench for the Trinidad & Tobago match a fortnight ago. D.C. United's Santino Quaranta also made his U.S. bow in the Gold Cup, and after appearing as a substitute against the Soca Warriors, he could make his fifth international appearance in the next week.
Of the 10 non-MLS players on the roster, six are alumni of the league, including DaMarcus Beasley (PSV Eindhoven), Carlos Bocanegra (Fulham FC), Bobby Convey (Reading FC), Marcus Hahnemann (Reading FC), Eddie Lewis (Leeds United) and Brian McBride (Fulham FC). National team stalwarts Gregg Berhalter (Energie Cottbus), Kasey Keller (Borussia Moenchengladbach) and Claudio Reyna (Manchester City), and young standout central defender Oguchi Onyewu (Standard Liege) round out the roster.
Jason Halpin is a contributor to MLSnet.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Soccer or its clubs.