Six Former Bruins To Participate In Final Training Camp Before Olympic Qualfying
Feb. 26, 2008
Six former Bruins are amongst 24 players who have been selected to participate in the U.S. Under-23 National Team's final training camp before 2008 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying. The camp will take place in Bradenton, Fla. from Mar. 1-9, and the final 20-player roster will be announced on Mar. 9.
The six Bruins at the camp are defenders Kamani Hill (2004-05), Patrick Ianni (2003-05) and Marvell Wynne (2004-05); midfielders Benny Feilhaber (2003-04) and Sal Zizzo (2005-06); and forward Chad Barrett (2003-04).
Ten players on the roster have earned full-team caps, including Feilhaber, who has a team-best 15, Hill, Wynne and Zizzo.
Olympic qualifying begins for the U.S. on Mar. 13 in Tampa, Fla. against Panama at 8 pm ET. The U.S. will then play Honduras on March 13 at 7 pm ET. ESPN Deportes will broadcast all 16 matches of the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament, and ESPN360.com will also show all games live online.
The last time the U.S. qualified for the Olympics in men's soccer was in 2000. UCLA placed four players on the squad (Brad Friedel, Frankie Hejduk, Pete Vagenas and Sasha Victorine) that achieved a best-ever fourth-place finish.
Roster by Position
GOALKEEPERS (3): Dominic Cervi (Chicago Fire), Tally Hall (Esbjerg fB), Chris Seitz (Real Salt Lake)
DEFENDERS (8): Maurice Edu (Toronto FC), Hunter Freeman (New York Red Bulls), Kamani Hill (Vfl Wolfsburg), Patrick Ianni (Houston Dynamo), Michael Orozco (San Luis), Mike Randolph (LA Galaxy), Nathan Sturgis (Real Salt Lake), Marvell Wynne (Toronto FC)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Arturo Alvarez (FC Dallas), Benny Feilhaber (Derby County), Eddie Gaven (Columbus Crew), Stuart Holden (Houston Dynamo), Sacha Kljestan (Chivas USA), Dax McCarty (FC Dallas), Robbie Rogers (Columbus Crew), Sal Zizzo (Hannover 96)
FORWARDS (5): Freddy Adu (SL Benfica), Jozy Altidore (New York Red Bulls), Chad Barrett (Chicago Fire),Charlie Davies (Hammarby IF), Robbie Findley (Real Salt Lake)