Jan. 12, 2009
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. -
Former Matador soccer standout Sean Franklin and the rest of the U.S. Men's National Soccer Team will call the Home Depot Center home for the next two weeks as they prepare to face Sweden.
The two teams will square off against one another on Jan. 24 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, kickoff is set for 5:30 p.m. PT.
The reigning Major League Soccer (MLS) Rookie of the Year is one of eight defenders who were invited by Head Coach Bob Bradley to train in the inaugural friendly of 2009. Joining Franklin on the roster are MLS Goalkeeper of the Year Jon Busch, MLS Defender of the Year Chad Marshall, and MLS Comeback Player of the Year Kenny Cooper.
Soccer fans can still purchase tickets for this friendly at www.ticketmaster.com, or follow all the action live on both Fox Soccer Channel and Galavision.
U.S. Men's National Team Roster by Position
GOALKEEPERS (4): Jon Busch (Chicago Fire), Will Hesmer (Columbus Crew), Troy Perkins (Valerenga IF), Matt Pickens (out of contract)
DEFENDERS (8): Jonathan Bornstein (Chivas USA), Danny Califf (FC Midtjylland), Sean Franklin (Los Angeles Galaxy), Jason Hernandez (San Jose Earthquakes), Ugo Ihemelu (Colorado Rapids), Chad Marshall (Columbus Crew), Chris Wingert (Real Salt Lake), Marvell Wynne (Toronto FC)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Brian Carroll (Columbus Crew), Ricardo Clark (Houston Dynamo), Eddie Gaven (Columbus Crew), Stuart Holden (Houston Dynamo), Jack Jewsbury (Kansas City Wizards), Sacha Kljestan (Chivas USA), Robbie Rogers (Columbus Crew), John Thorrington (Chicago Fire)
FORWARDS (4): Brian Ching (Houston Dynamo), Kenny Cooper (FC Dallas), Charlie Davies (Hammarby IF), Chris Rolfe (Chicago Fire)