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Davies, Adu are absent from World Cup preliminary roster.

By Robert Wagman

(Tuesday, May 11, 2010) -- Neither striker Charlie Davies nor forward\midfielder Freddy Adu are on the preliminary 30-man roster that United States men's coach Bob Bradley submitted to world governing body FIFA.

Members of the roster have been invited to the pre-World Cup training camp that will begin at Princeton University this weekend.

Bradley must submit a final 23-man roster by June 1, but Bradley is likely to cut down to that number before the May 29 friendly against Turkey in Philadelphia. This will mean the friendly against the Czech Republic in Hartford May 25 will be the last time players on the bubble will have a chance to make a case that they should be on the World Cup roster.

Davies was seriously injured in an auto accident in a Virginia suburb of Washington, D.C. last fall. He has made an amazing recovery from the nearly fatal accident and has resumed training with his French team Sochaux.

Davies has said he is ready to play, but stories coming out in the French media have said that team doctors have warned him against playing in the World Cup -- or even trying. There now appears to be some truth in those stories since the club has refused to give him a medical clearance to train with the U.S. next week.

"Charlie has shown so much heart in his work to get back from his injuries," Bradley said after announcing the roster. "We have monitored all of his workouts, we've had people there, we've observed him. He remained part of the consideration right up until yesterday. We also had information from his club that he hadn't been given full medical clearance. Therefore, (he was) not given a full release to join the camp. So when we put that together with everything, we just felt that right now, it's in his best interests to continue his rehab so he can get back to the level that he was playing last year before the accident."

As for Adu, he continues in and out of the lineup for Greek team Aris Thessaloniki, and his absence is not unexpected. He continues in post-season play in Greece, and under FIFA's rules, if a player on the roster is injured, he (and any player even those not on this preliminary roister) could replace an injured player.

United States World Cup training camp roster:

Goalkeepers: Tim Howard (Everton, England), Marcus Hahnemann (Wolverhampton, England), Brad Guzan (Aston Villa, England).

Defenders: Oguchi Onyewu (AC Milan, Italy), Carlos Bocanegra (Rennes, France), Jay DeMerit (Watford, England), Jonathan Spector (West Ham United, England), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover 96, Germany), Jonathan Bornstein (Chivas USA, Major League Soccer), Clarence Goodson (IK Start, Norway), Chad Marshall (Columbus Crew, MLS), Heath Pearce (FC Dallas, MLS).

Midfielders: Michael Bradley (Borussia Mönchengladbach, Germany), Maurice Edu (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland), Ricardo Clark (Eintracht Frankfurt, Germany), Stuart Holden (Bolton Wanderers, England), Jose Francisco Torres (Pachuca, Mexico) Benny Feilhaber (AGF Aarhus, Denmark), Alejandro Bedoya (Orebro, Sweden), Sacha Kljestan (Chivas USA, MLS), Robbie Rogers (Columbus, MLS), DaMarcus Beasley (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland), Clint Dempsey (Fulham, England), Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy, MLS).

Forwards: Jozy Altidore (Hull City, England), Brian Ching (Houston Dynamo, MLS), Edson Buddle (Los Angeles, MLS), Herculez Gomez (Puebla, Mexico), Eddie Johnson (Aris Thessaloniki, Greece), Robbie Findley (Real Salt Lake, MLS).

Robert Wagman is SoccerTimes senior correspondent.

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