Well, we now have it, and if I count myself amongst the majority, which I do, then we're all heavily disappointed with this roster. So who's missing due to injury or club commitments? Tim Howard, Landon Donovan, Stuart Holden, Ricardo Clark, Oguchi Onyewu, Jay DeMerit, Charlie Davies, Jose Torres, Edgar Castillo, Jermaine Jones, and Maurice Edu. Who's missing who should be here? DaMarcus Beasley, Freddy Adu, Jeremiah White, and Kenny Cooper. Here it is in all of its lack of glory:
U.S. ROSTER BY POSITION
GOALKEEPERS (3): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Marcus Hahnemann (Wolverhampton), Troy Perkins (Valerenga)
DEFENDERS (9): Carlos Bocanegra (Rennes), Jonathan Bornstein (Chivas USA), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover), Jimmy Conrad (Kansas City Wizards), Clarence Goodson (IK Start), Frankie Hejduk (Columbus Crew), Chad Marshall (Columbus Crew), Heath Pearce (FC Dallas), Jonathan Spector (West Ham)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Michael Bradley (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Clint Dempsey (Fulham), Benny Feilhaber (AGF Aarhus), Sacha Kljestan (Chivas USA), Dax McCarty (FC Dallas), Robbie Rogers (Columbus Crew)
FORWARDS (4): Jozy Altidore (Hull City), Conor Casey (Colorado Rapids), Jeff Cunningham (FC Dallas), Eddie Johnson (Fulham)
So who shouldn't be on this roster? Frankie Hejduk for one, RB spot is for Spector and Cherundolo only. There's no reason for him to be on the field over either of those two. The FC Dallas contingent (Cunningham, McCarty, Pearce) all warranted call-ups for Dallas' late season run that nearly saw them grab a playoff spot. Sacha Kljestan's call-up is intriguing considering his antics following Chivas' loss in the MLS playoffs. So lets cut to the chase. US Soccer has stated that this is the roster for the Slovakia game only, which means we could see the some of the guys missing because of the MLS playoffs or Mexican league commitments. Also possible call-ups for the Denmark guys like White, Danny Califf, Michael Parkhurst, and Marcus Tracy. So who are the starters from this group. Here's the group I'd go with.