U.S. Without Key Players When They Face Argentina

CHICAGO (AP) -- The United States will be without Landon Donovan, DaMarcus Beasley, Clint Dempsey and Carlos Bocanegra when it plays a full-strength Argentina next week at Copa America.

Coach Bob Bradley went almost exclusively with young players in compiling his roster for the 12-nation championship of South America. Of the 22 players, 16 have made 10 or fewer appearances for the U.S. team. Fourteen are under the age of 25.

Only eight players on the roster for Sunday's CONCACAF Gold Cup final will make the trip to South America, with veteran goalkeeper Kasey Keller the most recognizable of names. Only four players from last year's World Cup squad are on the roster: Keller, defender Jimmy Conrad, midfielder Ben Olsen and forward Eddie Johnson. Keller and Conrad were the only ones to start a game in Germany.

The roster:

Goalkeepers: Brad Guzan (Chivas USA), Kasey Keller (Borussia Moenchengladbach, Germany)

Defenders: Jonathan Bornstein (Chivas USA), Bobby Boswell (D.C.), Dan Califf (Aalborg BK, Denmark), Jimmy Conrad (Kansas City), Jay DeMerit (Watford, England), Drew Moor (Dallas), Heath Pearce (Nordsjaelland, Denmark), Marvell Wynne (Toronto)

Midfielders: Kyle Beckerman (Colorado), Ricardo Clark (Houston), Benny Feilhaber (Hamburg SV, Germany), Eddie Gaven (Columbus), Sacha Kljestan (Chivas USA), Justin Mapp (Chicago), Lee Nguyen (PSV Eindhoven, Netherlands), Ben Olsen (D.C.)

Forwards: Charlie Davies (Hammarby, Sweden), Herculez Gomez (Colorado), Eddie Johnson (Kansas City), Taylor Twellman (New England)


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