Everyone knows that the really big soccer game this week doesn’t happen until Saturday night at 8 p.m., when the Revs host the New York Red Bulls at Gillette Stadium.
But in the meantime, there’s a game some of you might be interested in going on in East Hartford, Conn., tonight. With less than three weeks before the U.S. National Team takes on England in the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, the Nats tests themselves tonight against the Czech Republic at Renstchler Field (8 p.m. ET, ESPN).
The importance of tonight’s match was already paramount – the performance, not the result – as this is one of just three games the U.S. will play before taking on England to start the group stage. The meaning of this match was enhanced for those on the World Cup bubble, however, as head coach Bob Bradley has announced that he’ll name his final 23-man roster tomorrow afternoon, before the team plays its final tuneup match on home soil against Turkey on Saturday. That means the fate of some of these players could literally hinge on tonight’s performance. No pressure, right?
So, what’s your final 23-man roster? Feel free to wait until after tonight’s match to make your decisions.