U.S. team news

Bradley working with depleted U.S. squad

January 20, 2009
CARSON, Calif. -- As it prepares to play its first game of the year, the United States men's soccer team faces unexpected tests of its depth.

Seven members of the original roster for Saturday's exhibition against Sweden in Carson have left camp due to injuries, overseas tryouts or other reasons.

Coach Bob Bradley takes it in stride.

"You expect some difficulties," Bradley said. "The road is never smooth from start to finish. Other than that, the guys have come in ...

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