Thursday, June 19, 2008

Five For Flying

Five players from tonight's Chivas USA-Chicago Fire match will keep their bags packed and make their way east to join up with the U.S. team in advance of the second round, second-leg qualifier against Barbados this Sunday.

U.S. coach Bob Bradley has recalled Brad Guzan and Sacha Kljestan from Chivas, who have both been in the U.S. scheme for the last month. Guzan presided over the USA's 8-0 shutout against Barbados in their first World Cup qualifier last week, and played 45 minutes each against England and Spain. Kljestan appeared in the 0-0 draw against No. 1-ranked Argentina on June 8 in New Jersey.

The Chicago Fire will send a trio to the Caribbean in the form of Chad Barrett, Chris Rolfe and John Thorrington. Barrett joins a host of players on the current roster who are age-eligible for the 2008 Olympic Games this summer, while John Thorrington gets a shot at his first cap for the full team in more than seven years, having earned his sole appearance for the U.S. in the 0-0 draw against Ecuador on June 7, 2001, in Columbus.

Bradley will announce the travel roster for Barbados tomorrow at 1 p.m. ET on The match at Kensington Oval in Bridgetown is set for Sunday, June 22, at 3 p.m. ET, and will broadcast live on ESPN Classic and Galavision. Fans can also following on's MatchTracker.

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