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U.S. to Face Korea on Saturday and Cuba on Monday in 2002 Gold Cup

First Round Matches at Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.

CHICAGO (Jan. 18, 2002) - U.S. Men's National Team head coach Bruce Arena has announced the final 18-man roster that will compete in the 2002 Football Confederation Gold Cup. The U.S. opens play in the bi-annual regional championship on Saturday (Jan. 19) against the Korea Republic at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena at 3 p.m. PT live on pay-per-view.

In addition to the 18-man squad, Arena names seven reserves per tournament regulations. Each team is allowed to replace a player from the 18-man roster with one of the seven reserve players at any time during the competition, with approval of the Football Confederation. Once replaced a player may not return to the competition.

The Chicago Fire have contributed five players to the squad, the most of any team. Goalkeeper Kasey Keller (Tottenham Hotspur) leads the European-based contingent which includes Frankie Hejduk (Bayer Leverkusen) and Eddie Lewis (Fulham FC). Both Clint Mathis and Eddie Pope are continuing to regain their fitness and have been included in the reserves.

The USA match against the Korea Republic is a preview of the two teams' World Cup match being played on June 10 in Korea, and comes a month-and-a-half after the U.S. lost to the World Cup co-hosts 1-0 in South Korea on Dec. 9. That match will be followed by a Martin Luther King Jr. Day game on Monday (Jan. 21) against Cuba (also on pay-per-view at 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT).

U.S. Men's National Team Roster


No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Birthdate Caps/G Hometown Club

12 Agoos, Jeff D 5'10" 175 05/02/68 117/3 Dallas, Tex. San Jose Earthquakes (MLS)

14 Armas, Chris M 5'7" 150 08/27/72 35/2 Brentwood, N.Y. Chicago Fire (MLS)

4 Beasley, DaMarcus M 5'7" 126 05/24/82 3/0 Ft. Wayne, Ind. Chicago Fire (MLS)

17 Bocanegra, Carlos D 6'0" 170 05/25/79 1/0 Alto Loma, Calif. Chicago Fire (MLS)

26 Califf, Dan D 6'1" 175 03/17/80 0/0 Orange, Calif Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS)

27 Cunningham, Jeff F 5'8" 155 08/21/76 1/0 Crystal River, Fla. Columbus Crew (MLS)

21 Donovan, Landon F 5'8" 148 03/04/82 9/1 Redlands, Calif. San Jose Earthquakes (MLS)

2 Hejduk, Frankie D 5'8" 155 08/05/74 30/5 Cardiff, Calif. Bayer Leverkusen (Germany)

13 Jones, Cobi M 5'7" 145 06/16/70 145/14 Westlake Village, Calif. Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS)

18 Keller, Kasey GK 6'2" 190 11/29/69 50/0 Lacey, Wash. Tottenham Hotspur (England)

19 Lagos, Manny M 6'0" 165 06/01/71 1/0 St. Paul, Minn. San Jose Earthquakes (MLS)

7 Lewis, Eddie M 5'10" 155 05/17/74 29/2 Cerritos, Calif. Fulham FC (England)

25 Mastroeni, Pablo D/M 5'10" 170 08/26/76 2/0 Phoenix, Ariz. Fusion FC (MLS)

20 McBride, Brian F 6'1" 170 06/19/72 50/14 Arlington Heights, Ill. Columbus Crew (MLS)

1 Meola, Tony GK 6'1" 205 02/21/69 97/0 Kearny, N.J. Kansas City Wizards (MLS)

11 Razov, Ante F 6'1" 175 03/02/74 19/5 Whittier, Calif. Chicago Fire (MLS)

8 Williams, Richie M 5'5" 145 06/03/70 17/0 Middletown, N.J. MetroStars (MLS)

15 Wolff, Josh F 5'8" 160 02/25/77 10/3 Stone Mountain, Ga. Chicago Fire (MLS)

Reserves: GK Zach Thornton (Chicago Fire), M Bobby Convey (D.C. United), M Brian Maisonneuve (Columbus Crew),

F Clint Mathis (MetroStars), M Richard Mulrooney (San Jose Earthquakes), D Eddie Pope (D.C. United), M Brian West (Columbus Crew)

U.S. Men's National Team Staff -

Head Coach: Bruce Arena Fairfax, Va.

Assistant Coach: Dave Sarachan Ashburn, Va.

Assistant Coach: Glenn Myernick Denver

Assistant Coach: Bob Bradley Palatine, Ill.

Goalkeeper Coach: Milutin Soskic Bakersfield, Calif.

General Manager: Pam Perkins Evanston, Ill.

Athletic Trainer: Jim Hashimoto Wilmington, Del.

Athletic Trainer: Ivan Pierra Los Angeles

Team Doctor: Bert Mandelbaum Los Angeles

Chiropractor George Billauer Los Angeles

Equipment Manager: Aaron Barrett Chicago

Press Officer: Michael Kammarman Chicago

Source: John Neves /MetroStars Staff