US team selects seven MLS players

all of whom moved to the English Premiership over the past year -- as well as Germany-based striker Clint Mathis. The match could also feature the 100th international appearance for midfielder Claudio Reyna, currently plying his trade for Manchester City in the Premier League.

"We have been building this team for almost two years since the last World Cup, and we're reaching an important stage," said Arena. "We've had some good results recently, and some good competition for spots on the field. This is a last opportunity for the players on this roster to demonstrate their form and fitness as we make our final decisions about the group that will begin World Cup qualifying next month."

The USA expects to see a pair of MLS players in the opposition in Foxborough, as MetroStars midfielder Amado Guevara and Dallas Burn defender Milton Reyes are both expected to be included in Bora Milutinovic's squad.

U.S. SQUAD (June 2 v Honduras)

GK: Brad Friedel (Blackburn Rovers/ENG), Tim Howard (Manchester United/ENG)

DF: Carlos Bocanegra (Fulham FC/ENG), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover 96/GER), Bobby Convey (D.C. United), Cory Gibbs (Dallas Burn), Pablo Mastroeni (Colorado Rapids), Tony Sanneh (FC N|rnberg/GER), Greg Vanney (FC Bastia/FRA)

MD: Chris Armas (Chicago Fire), DaMarcus Beasley (Chicago Fire), Landon Donovan (San Jose Earthquakes), Eddie Lewis (Preston North End/ENG), Claudio Reyna (Manchester City/ENG), Earnie Stewart (D.C. United)

FW: Conor Casey (Karlsruhe/GER), Clint Mathis (Hannover 96/GER), Brian McBride (Fulham FC/ENG)

Manager: Bruce Arena

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