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Brad Friedel (Blackburn Rovers) Born: 18.5.71
Challenging for a first team place in the U.S. team. Excellent shot-stopper, whose heroics helped his club Blackburn win the English League Cup. Has also played for Liverpool, Galatasaray and Columbus Crew.

18-Kasey Keller (Tottenham Hotspur) Born: 29.11.69
Long-time first choice for the U.S. known for outstanding positional play and ability to organise the defence. Went to English premier league club Spurs as No.2 to Scotland goalkeeper Neil Sullivan last year, but has been frustrated at the lack of first-team opportunities. Has also played for Rayo Vallecano, Leicester City and Millwall. Has kept 28 international clean sheets.

19-Tony Meola (Kansas City Wizards) Born: 21.2.69
Veteran of the 1990 and 94 World Cup finals, remains in the picture for the U.S. despite irregular appearances. Known for "big game" exploits.


12-Jeff Agoos (San Jose Earthquakes) Born: 2.5.68

Rugged left-side and central defender. Strong left-footed player, who often takes free kicks. Has become a fixture in the U.S. defence but lacks pace and often has trouble against quicker opponents.

3-Gregg Berhalter (Crystal Palace) Born: 1.8.73
Steady central defender although not a regular first-team choice. Has struggled to gain a starting role at club level, but is dependable when called on by the national team. Also had spells with Sparta Rotterdam and Cambuur Leeuwarden in the Netherlands.

14-Steve Cherundolo (Hanover 96) Born: 19.2.79
Speedy right-sided defender, who was impressive during World Cup qualification. Injury-stricken in 2002, struggling to re-establish himself in the team for the finals. Can also play in midfield in 3-5-2 formation.

2-Frankie Hejduk (Bayer Leverkusen) Born: 5.8.74
Quick, yet often undisciplined, right-sided defender. Rarely sees first team action for his club. Role has been reduced to that of reserve on U.S. team. Can also play in midfield on the flank. Also played for Tampa Bay Mutiny in Major League Soccer.

16-Carlos Llamosa (New England Revolution) Born: 30.6.69
Talented man-marking central defender, but lacks pace and often commits costly fouls. Does not figure regularly in U.S. team selection.

4-Pablo Mastroeni (Colorado Rapids) Born: 26.8.76
A subtle yet versatile player who can fill central or right side of defence roles. A native of Argentina, gained U.S. citizenship last year and has proven to be a promising addition to national team.

23-Eddie Pope (DC United) Born: 24.12.73
Key player in U.S. central defence, but has been plagued by injuries for several years. Very strong in the air and a top defender for club and country when healthy.

6-David Regis (Metz) Born: 2.12.68
Gained U.S. citizenship shortly before France '98 and has been a regular part of the squad since. Classy left-sided player, very comfortable on the ball and capable of making strong overlapping runs on the flank.

22-Tony Sanneh (Nuremberg) Born: 1.6.71
Strong in the air, but lacks pace and passing can be suspect at times. Can also play in midfield. Does not fare well against quick opponents.


17-DaMarcus Beasley (Chicago Fire) Born: 24.5.82

Inexperienced on the international stage, but has the potential to make an impact in the future. Quick on the flanks, dangerous in front of goal and tracks back well in defence. Needs
more games before he blooms.

21-Landon Donovan (San Jose Earthquakes) Born: 4.3.82
Needs more games at a high level, but remains one of the most dangerous players in the squad despite being so young. Quick on and off the ball, lethal finisher with both feet and can play as a forward. Still under contract to Bayer Leverkusen, but back with the Earthquakes on loan.

13-Cobi Jones (Los Angeles Galaxy) Born: 16.6.70
Third-most capped player in the world, has been primarily used as a substitute. Speedy flank player on either side or in a forward role. Had a brief stint with English club Coventry City in 1995.
7-Eddie Lewis (Fulham) Born: 17.5.74
Joined Fulham for 1.3 million pounds ($1.89 million) from San Francisco Earthquakes in March 2000, but has only played 21 times for them and scored one goal in two years. Has not featured at all this season. Is an effective left-sided crosser and can also play as a left back.

5-John O'Brien (Ajax Amsterdam) Born: 29.8.77
Versatile in an attacking or defensive midfield role, excellent passer and holder of the ball. Dangerous on free kicks. Plagued by injuries throughout his career for club and country.

10-Claudio Reyna (Sunderland) Born: 20.7.73
Focal point of U.S. team as the midfield organiser. Has tendency to disappear from time to time against strong opponents and lingering injury problems have given him a reputation as a
soft player. Also played for Glasgow Rangers, VfL Wolfsburg and Bayer Leverkusen. Moved to Sunderland from Rangers for 4.5m in December 2001.

8-Earnie Stewart (NAC Breda) Born: 28.3.69
Key player in the squad, he led the U.S. with seven goals during World Cup qualification. A veteran of the 1994 and '98 World Cup finals, can play central or wide midfield or further up front.


11-Clint Mathis (New Jersey MetroStars) Born: 25.11.76

Unpredictable and dangerous attacking player who can also take a central midfield role. Rugged and strong in the air. Missed nearly the entire 2001 season due to a knee injury.

20-Brian McBride (Columbus Crew) Born: 19.6.72
Lethal in the air, strong off and on the ball. Hampered by injuries, but a good finisher with both feet. Scored the Americans' lone goal at France '98 in the 2-1 defeat to Iran.

9-Joe-Max Moore (Everton) Born: 23.2.71
Forward who can also play in midfield. Second all-time scorer for the US who has failed to hold down a regular first-team place at Everton but has featured throughout the season as a late substitute. Lethal free-kick taker and quick on and off the ball.

15-Josh Wolff (Chicago Fire) Born: 15.2.77
Figured prominently in the U.S. plans during qualification, but has been sidelined through injury for most of the last eight months. Quick on and off the ball, good in the air.