CHICAGO Michael Bradley, Brad Guzan, Maurice Edu and Sacha Kljestan won't be getting much rest. A day after the U.S. Olympic team was eliminated from the Beijing Games, the quartet was among 17 players picked Thursday for the American roster for next week's World Cup qualifier at Guatemala.
Just six players were selected from Major League Soccer, including forwards Landon Donovan and Brian Ching.
Players gather in Miami starting Sunday ahead of next Wednesday's match, the first in the semifinal round of the North and Central American and Caribbean region. Instead of returning to their clubs following the U.S.'s elimination, Bradley and Guzan traveled Thursday to the United States. Edu (Toronto) and Kljestan (Chivas USA) planned to be with their teams this weekend.
Bradley plans to add another player to the roster, which could be for midfielder DaMarcus Beasley.