Findley Headed to 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa
May 26, 2010
CHICAGO, Ill. - Former Oregon State standout Robbie Findley's journey to the 2010 FIFA World Cup continued Wednesday when United States head coach Bob Bradley announced that Findley would making the trip to South Africa.
Findley joins fellow forwards Jozy Altidore, Edson Buddle and Herculez Gomez on the roster and all of them are making their first World Cup team.
Findley played from 2002-05 for Oregon State before going pro. He started his career for the LA Galaxy before moving to Real Salt Lake where last year he beat his former team in the Galaxy for the MLS Cup.
'To be certain, we couldn't be prouder of Robbie making the 2010 United States World Cup squad,' Oregon State men's soccer head coach Steve Simmons said following the announcement. 'Only a small percentage of elite players around the world get this chance and Robbie has put himself into that stratum. He's another shining example of the level that has come out of Oregon State soccer. We wish him and the US team our best as they continue World Cup preparations.'
Findley has played in every game this season for Real Salt Lake but is still looking for his first goal of the season but it tied for first on the squad with two assists.
The team departs for South Africa on May 30, and will play its opening match of the tournament against England on June 12 in Rustenburg live on ABC at 2 p.m. ET. The 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa runs June 11 - July 11.
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