USA 2010 FIFA World Cup Odds: The United States national soccer team is currently ranked 14th in the FIFA World Rankings and is going into the 2010 FIFA World Cup with hopes of defying the odds by stunning the world by winning the tournament. Go to SPORTSBOOK.com to get all of the current 2010 FIFA World Cup odds.
Team USA is coming in at +8000 odds and has appeared in the last five World Cups and will now add a sixth appearance at the 2010 World Cup. Their first World Cup came in 1930 where they finished 3rd but couldn’t get back to that spot over the years. However, that all changed in the 2002 Cup where they made it to the quarterfinals but fell short in 2006 when they couldn’t get passed the first round.
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Goalkeepers: Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Marcus Hahnemann (Wolverhampton), Tim Howard (Everton)
Defenders: Carlos Bocanegra (Stade Rennais), Jonathan Bornstein (Chivas USA), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover 96), Jay DeMerit (Watford), Clarence Goodson (IK Start), Oguchi Onyewu (AC Milan), Jonathan Spector (West Ham), DaMarcus Beasley (Unattached)
Midfielders: Michael Bradley (Borussia Monchengladbach), Ricardo Clark (Eintracht Frankfurt), Clint Dempsey (Fulham), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Maurice Edu (Rangers), Benny Feilhaber (AGF Aarhus), Stuart Holden (Bolton), Jose Torres (Pachuca)
Strikers: Edson Buddle (LA Galaxy), Robbie Findley (Real Salt Lake), Herculez Gomez (Pachuca), Jozy Altidore (Villarreal)
The USA national soccer team will be playing against Algeria, England, and Slovenia after drawing Group C. They will be the 5th match of the 2010 World Cup and will be going head to head with England in their first match in Rustenburg on June 12th. Key players to be watching will be midfielder Landon Donovan who is fast, clever, and has the diligence and energy in which will be a great threat for any full back. Texan midfielder Clint Dempsey is also one to watch as he has an eye for the goal.
"We feel we have a great group in that regard,” USA coach Bob Bradley stated. “Guys that have been to the World Cup before, and have become good leaders, some younger players that have played key roles throughout qualifying, some new players that came in late but still bring enthusiasm and as a group. I think there’s great character, and we think that’s one of our strengths.”
The 2010 FIFA World Cup begins June 11th and go to SPORTSBOOK.com to get all of the current 2010 FIFA World Cup odds:
Ivory Coast: +3300
New Zealand: +250000
North Korea: +200000
South Africa: +15000
South Korea: +20000