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United States Announces Call-Ups For August 10 Friendly Against Brazil

U.S. Soccer has announced the 18 players who will be called-up for next week's international friendly at Giants Stadium against Brazil.

The team, which was announced on Wednesday via U.S. Soccer's web site, could mark the U.S. debut of midfielder Jermaine Jones.  Jones, a midfielder for Schalke 04 of the Bundesliga, switched his international affiliation from Germany to the United States last year, but due to injury issues, he has yet to make an appearance for his new country.

Joining Jones are 14 hold-overs from the team that represented the United States in South Africa, most prominent amongst which are captain Carlos Bocanegra, Landon Donovan, Michael Bradley, Tim Howard, and new Hannover captain Steve Cherundolo.

The four players selected by coach Bob Bradley who were not present at the World Cup:  defender Chad Marshall, midfielders Alejandro Bedoya, Jones, and Sacha Kljestan.

United States Roster - Brazil Friendly

Goalkeepers (2): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton)

Defenders (6): Carlos Bocanegra (Saint-Étienne), Jonathan Bornstein (Chivas USA), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover), Clarence Goodson (IK Start), Chad Marshall (Columbus Crew), Jonathan Spector (West Ham United)

Midfielders (7): Alejandro Bedoya (Örebro), Michael Bradley (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy), Maurice Edu (Rangers), Benny Feilhaber (Aarhus), Jermaine Jones (Schalke), Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht)

Forwards (3): Edson Buddle (Los Angeles Galaxy), Robbie Findley (Real Salt Lake), Herculez Gomez (Pachuca)