Salt Lake pair called-up for qualifiers

MIAMI - Real Salt Lake's Kyle Beckerman and Robbie Findlay have earned their first World Cup qualifier call-ups by the United States for next month's games against El Salvador and Trinidad & Tobago.

The U.S face El Salvador at the Rio Tinto Stadium, which is home to Major League Soccer's Real Salt Lake, on September 5 and visit Port of Spain to face Trinidad & Tobago four days later.

Colombus Crew midfielder Robbie Rogers is another player with a chance of a first appearance in a World Cup qualifier.

The U.S are third in the CONCACAF qualifying group, a point ahead of Mexico and two behind leaders Costa Rica after six matches.

The top three in the group qualify automatically for next year's finals in South Africa while the fourth-placed team faces a playoff against a South American side.


Goalkeepers: Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton).

Defenders: Carlos Bocanegra (Stade Rennes), Jonathan Bornstein (Chivas USA), Steve Cherundolo (Hanover 96), Jay DeMerit (Watford), Clarence Goodson (IK Start), Chad Marshall (Columbus Crew), Oguchi Onyewu (AC Milan), Jonathan Spector (West Ham United).

Midfielders: Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Michael Bradley (Borussia Moenchengladbach), Ricardo Clark (Houston Dynamo), Clint Dempsey (Fulham), Benny Feilhaber (Aarhus), Stuart Holden (Houston Dynamo), Robbie Rogers (Columbus Crew), Jose Francisco Torres (Pachuca).

Forwards: Jozy Altidore (Hull City), Conor Casey (Colorado Rapids), Brian Ching (Houston Dynamo), Charlie Davies (Sochaux), Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy), Robbie Findley (Real Salt Lake).