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World Cup 194 8 USA 23-man World Cup roster 11235345 Landon Donovan - Midfielder Landon+Donovan+-+Midfielder World Cup

Landon Donovan will be the man to lead the United States attack in South Africa.

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World Cup 194 8 USA 23-man World Cup roster 11235346 Clint Dempsey - Midfielder Clint+Dempsey+-+Midfielder World Cup

Clint Dempsey will be the man asked to score big goals for the U.S. from his midfield position.

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World Cup 194 8 USA 23-man World Cup roster 11235339 Jozy Altidore - Forward Jozy+Altidore+-+Forward World Cup

The big man up top, Jozy Altidore will be the number one goal-getter for the U.S. in South Africa.

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World Cup 194 8 USA 23-man World Cup roster 11235328 Tim Howard - Goalkeeper Tim+Howard+-+Goalkeeper World Cup

One of the best in the world, Tim Howard will be calling on all his goal-stopping expertise against the world's best.

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World Cup 194 8 USA 23-man World Cup roster 11235327 Carlos Bocanegra - Defender Carlos+Bocanegra+-+Defender World Cup

U.S. captain Carlos Bocanegra will be expected to provide a calming influence over the back four against the world's most dangerous teams.

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World Cup 194 8 USA 23-man World Cup roster 11235334 Oguchi Onyewu - Defender Oguchi+Onyewu+-+Defender World Cup

The big man at the back, Oguchi Onyewu is recovering from a major knee injury but will still be expected to shut down the likes of Wayne Rooney.

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World Cup 194 8 USA 23-man World Cup roster 11235336 Michael Bradley - Midfielder Michael+Bradley+-+Midfielder World Cup

A solid two-way midfielder with loads of European experience, Michael Bradley will need to be at his best to take on the world.

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World Cup 194 8 USA 23-man World Cup roster 11235421 Stuart Holden - Midfielder Stuart+Holden+-+Midfielder World Cup

Up and coming star Stuart Holden has shown glimpses of greatness at Bolton, but he'll need to be even better for the Stars and Stripes this summer.

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World Cup 194 8 USA 23-man World Cup roster 11235362 DaMarcus Beasley - Midfielder DaMarcus+Beasley+-+Midfielder World Cup

DaMarcus Beasley's return to the national team was a longshot after being dropped last year, but he's come on strong since then and earned himself a spot in his third World Cup.

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World Cup 194 8 USA 23-man World Cup roster 11235159 Maurice Edu - Midfielder Maurice+Edu+-+Midfielder World Cup

After earning a starting spot with Rangers this season in the SPL, Maurice Edu will have to call on all that experience to play big in the U.S. central midfield.

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World Cup 194 8 USA 23-man World Cup roster 11235412 Benny Feilhaber - Midfielder Benny+Feilhaber+-+Midfielder World Cup

The creative spark in the midfield, Benny Feilhaber will need to raise his game in South Africa this summer to make a strong impact.

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World Cup 194 8 USA 23-man World Cup roster 11235343 Steve Cherundolo - Defender Steve+Cherundolo+-+Defender World Cup

Having spent his entire career in the Bundesliga, Steve Cherundolo is ready for anything with loads of experience as a right back.

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World Cup 194 8 USA 23-man World Cup roster 11235344 Jay DeMerit - Defender Jay+DeMerit++-+Defender World Cup

A true rags-to-riches story, Jay DeMerit made his way from Wisconsin to the Premier League just a few years back, but he's ready to do even more this summer.

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World Cup 194 8 USA 23-man World Cup roster 11235361 Marcus Hahnemann - Goalkeeper Marcus+Hahnemann+-+Goalkeeper World Cup

After an outstanding season in the Premier League, Marcus Hahnemann earned himself the opportunity to back up Tim Howard at the World Cup.

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World Cup 194 8 USA 23-man World Cup roster 11235160 Ricardo Clark - Midfielder Ricardo+Clark+-+Midfielder World Cup

After winning himself a Bundesliga club contract this season with Frankfurt, Ricardo Clark has shown all the tools to be a defensive stopper in the U.S. midfield, but he can also launch a rocket of a shot.

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World Cup 194 8 USA 23-man World Cup roster 11235333 Jonathan Spector - Defender Jonathan+Spector+-+Defender World Cup

The most versatile American defender, Jonathan Spector might be called upon to play a variety of roles in South Africa.

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World Cup 194 8 USA 23-man World Cup roster 11235335 Jose Francisco Torres - Midfielder Jose+Francisco+Torres+-+Midfielder World Cup

With loads of experience playing in Mexico, Jose Francisco Torres will be expected to deliver this summer in South Africa.

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World Cup 194 8 USA 23-man World Cup roster 11235158 Clarence Goodson - Defender Clarence+Goodson+-+Defender World Cup

The tall defender Clarence Goodson showed well enough in World Cup qualifying to earn himself a spot on the last 23 roster.

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World Cup 194 8 USA 23-man World Cup roster 11235414 Edson Buddle - Forward Edson+Buddle+-+Forward World Cup

The most in-form striker in Major League Soccer, Edson Buddle will look to continue his solid form against international competition.

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World Cup 194 8 USA 23-man World Cup roster 11235338 Herculez Gomez - Forward Herculez+Gomez+-+Forward World Cup

A longshot to make the team just a month ago, Herculez Gomez's goalscoring exploits in the Mexican league have made him must-have for Bob Bradley this summer.

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World Cup 194 8 USA 23-man World Cup roster 11235329 Brad Guzan - Goalkeeper Brad+Guzan+-+Goalkeeper World Cup

The future of American goalkeeping, Brad Guzan will be in South Africa for the big-time experience of a lifetime, but he'll be ready if the call comes.

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World Cup 194 8 USA 23-man World Cup roster 11235413 Robbie Findley - Forward Robbie+Findley+-+Forward World Cup

Perhaps the biggest roster surprise, Robbie Findley made his mark leading club team Real Salt Lake to last year's MLS Cup, but this is a much bigger stage.

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World Cup 194 8 USA 23-man World Cup roster 11235326 Jonathan Bornstein - Defender Jonathan+Bornstein+-+Defender World Cup

The Chivas USA left back is always comfortable going forward and providing an offensive spark, but he'll have to concentrate on his defensive duties more than ever in South Africa.

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