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United States Soccer Gold Cup Roster Includes Freddy Adu, But Not Charlie Davies

The United States Soccer National Team has finally named its 23-man roster for the CONCACF Gold Cup, and unsurprisingly, D.C. United's Charlie Davies did not make the cut. Davies looked to be on track to make the roster before suffering a hamstring injury while coach Bob Bradley was watching in a game against the Colorado Rapids.

What has to sting more for Davies, though, is one of the men picked instead of him. Freddy Adu, the former soccer prodigy who fell off the face of the map, was shockingly named to the 23-man roster. Adu hasn't been an important player nationally in many years, so it's very difficult to see why Bradley named him to the roster.

Here is the complete roster. 

Goalkeepers: Tim Howard (ENG - Everton), Marcus Hahnemann (ENG - Wolverhampton), Nick RImando (USA - Real Salt Lake)

 

Defenders: Jonathan Spector (ENG - West Ham), Oguchi Onyewu (NED - FC Twente), Carlos Bocanegra (FRA - Saint-Étienne), Jonathan Bornstein (MEX - UANL Tigres), Eric Lichaj (ENG - Leeds United), Tim Ream (USA - New York Red Bulls), Steve Cherundolo (GER - Hannover 96), Clarence Goodson (DEN - Brøndby IF), Tim Ream (USA - New York Red Bulls)

Midfielders: Michael Bradley (GER - Borussia Mönchengladbach),  Landon Donovan (USA - Los Angeles Galaxy), Maurice Edu (SCO - Rangers), Benny Feilhaber (USA - New EnglandRevolution), Jermaine Jones (GER - Schalke 04), Sacha Kljestan (BEL - Anderlecht), Freddy Adu (TUR - Rizespor), Robbie Rogers (USA - Columbus Crew)

Forwards: Juan Agudelo (USA - New York Red Bulls), Jozy Altidore (SPN - Villarreal), Clint Dempsey (ENG - Fulham), Chris Wondolowski (USA - San Jose Earthquakes)