Cherundolo Onyewu Bocanegra (capt.) Pearce
The lineup remains largely unchanged from the group that beat Switzerland in Basel last month. Tim howard returns to the net for his 26th game while back four stays intact, anchored by team captain Carlos Bocanegra. Michael Bradley, who scored the game-winner against the Swiss in th e86th minute, is once again paired in the middle with MLS Rookie of the Year Maurice Edu, while the flanks are patrolled by DaMarcus Beasley and Benny Feilhaber. Freddy Adu gets his first start with the full team, partnered with Clint Dempsey.