Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Starting XI

That's how camp opened up today in Miami, with 11 European-based players getting their first taste of the South Florida sun - for reference purposes, it's hot. With several reporters on hand, the hour-long session began the acclimation process for the next 10 days. The Chivas USA players are the next scheduled to travel to Miami following their top of the tables clash against Chicago on Thursday night (ESPN2, 10:30 p.m. ET). The vast majority of the group will arrive Sunday, not in time for the USA's final training session before the team departs for Costa Rica. For those keeping score, here's a list of the first 11 in Miami:

Altidore
Bradley
Davies
DeMerit
Dempsey
Guzan
Lichaj
Onyewu
Pearce
Robles
Spector

3 comments:

JumboBuc said...

Eric Lichaj and Luis Robles are in for training? Neither of them are on the roster....

Andrew said...

who's robles? and I know Lichaj plays for Villa...but who is the goalkeeper in the gallery? and are they just with the team until the rest of the team arrives?
Thanks

BlockOMike said...

from US Soccer website:

"In addition to the 24-man roster, two players have been invited to participate in their first camp with the full team: Aston Villa defender Erich Lichaj and Kaiserslautern goalkeeper Luis Robles."