By the time the team dinner was set out last night, the U.S. contingent had doubled to 16 players with the arrival of a crew fresh off Sunday matches. Carlos Bocanegra came from France following the 1-1 away draw between Rennes and Toulouse. Steve Cherundolo's Hannover side fell 2-0 at Stuttgart, while Oguchi Onyewu and defending champion Standard de Liege tied 1-1 at Roeselere. Glasgow Rangers teammates DaMarcus Beasley and Maurice Edu arrived following a classic 4-2 win in the Old Firm, and the Houston Dynamo pair of Brian Ching and Ricardo Clark traveled east after a 2-1 victory against Chicago at Robertson Field. Finally, Brad Guzan continued his criss-crossing of the globe following Aston Villa's scoreless draw against Liverpool.
Four more players remain to fill out the 20-man roster.