U.S. Soccer will be looking for its first win next Wednesday since beating Algeria in at the World Cup in June. But it will have to do so without its marquee players, as the federation today announced the following “development” roster to face-off against South Africa in an exhibition next week:
GOALKEEPERS: Dominic Cervi (Celtic), Brad Guzan (Aston Villa)
DEFENDERS: Gale Agbossoumonde (Estoril Praia), Nat Borchers (Real Salt Lake), Jonathan Bornstein (Tigres), Clarence Goodson (Brondby), Eric Lichaj (Aston Villa), Tim Ream (New York Red Bulls), Jonathan Spector (West Ham United)
MIDFIELDERS: Alejandro Bedoya (Örebro), Brian Carroll (Columbus Crew), Mikkel Diskerud (Stabaek), Eddie Gaven (Columbus Crew), Logan Pause (Chicago Fire), Robbie Rogers (Columbus Crew)
FORWARDS: Juan Agudelo (New York Red Bulls), Teal Bunbury (Kansas City Wizards), Robbie Findley (Real Salt Lake)
Since the World Cup, the U.S. lost 2-0 to Brazil in August and drew against Columbia and Poland in October. The game against South Africa takes place at 2 p.m. Eastern (Nov. 17) on ESPN2 and Galavision.