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Bradley to call in more than 23 to training

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U.S. coach Bob Bradley will call in more than 23 players when the Americans start their final training camp ahead of the World Cup.

Team spokesman Michael Kammarman said Thursday it will be more than 23 but it hasn't been decided exactly how many players will be brought into the camp, which will be held on the East Coast of the United States. FIFA requires each team to submit a 30-man preliminary roster by May 11, and Bradley could call as many as 30 when camp opens May 15.

Several regulars in the national team player pool recently have returned from injuries or hope to return soon. The camp will be used by the coaching staff to evaluate their progress.

The U.S. has exhibitions against the Czech Republic (May 25 at East Hartford, Conn.) and Turkey (May 29 at Philadelphia) before leaving for South Africa. The Americans play Australia on June 5 at Roodepoort, one week before their World Cup opener against England in Rustenburg.

Teams must submit 23-man rosters by June 1, and those players must come from the preliminary 30. A team may substitute due to injury up until 24 hours before its opener, and replacements don't have to be from the preliminary list.

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