The US national team's roster for the final USMNT match of the year is nearly set as a 17-man roster was released this morning for the Nov. 17 match in South Africa.
Bob Bradley will fill out his roster following Saturday's game between Kansas City and Houston.
Okay, here's the roster and then my thoughts.
GK: Brad Guzan, Tim Howard
D: Carlos Bocanegra, Jonathan Bornstein, Steve Cherundolo, Danny Califf, Oguchi Onyewu
M: Freddy Adu, DaMarcus Beasley, Michael Bradley, Maurice Edu, Benny Feilhaber, Sacha Kljestan, Eddie Lewis
F: Jozy Altidore, Clint Dempsey, Landon Donovan
The best thing about this roster is the inclusion of Jozy Altidore. Many - including myself - had clamored for Altidore to receive a call to the national team, and it finally happened. It's a deserving albeit overdue call. Now the hope is that Altidore can do enough in training to earn some playing time.
It's also encouraging to see Sacha Kljestan and Maurice Edu on the list. Kljestan had a standout campaign but hasn't been a part of the US since Copa America. Edu, meanwhile, did tremendously in the midfield against Switzerland.
It remains to be seen who else will fill out the roster though I've got to believe it will either be Eddie Johnson or Brian Ching. If it's more than an 18-man list, perhaps we'll see Chris Rolfe included in the team.
I don't really see any glaring omissions here. Everybody's favorite backup left back Heath Pearce isn't around to carry Jonny B's luggage around. But that guy is just filler anyway. I don't know, maybe it's because I haven't had my coffee this morning that I don't see any overlooked players.
Please feel free to leave your thoughts on the roster and who, if anyone, is missing.