2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup rosters set

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All 12 rosters for the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup have been released and there is plenty of star power set to be on display in the United States this summer.

Manchester United star Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez headlines the list of players who the United States will be trying to beat for the Gold Cup trophy. Costa Rica's Bryan Ruiz, Honduras' Wilson Palacios and Canada's Simeon Jackson are some of the other top players who will be in action when the Gold Cup begins in two weeks.

Here are all 12 of the rosters for the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup: 

2011 CONCACAF GOLD CUP ROSTERS (MLS Players in Bold)

CANADA

Goalkeepers: Lars Hirschfeld (Valerenga/NOR), Milan Borjan (SK Rad/SVK), Haidar Al-Shaibani (Nimes Olympique/FRA)

Defenders: Nikolas Ledgerwood (SV Wehen Wiesbaden/GER), Michael Klukowski (Ankaragücü/TUR), Kevin McKenna (Koln/GER), Andre Hainault (Houston Dynamo/USA), Terence Dunfield (Vancouver Whitecaps), Will Johnson (Real Salt Lake/USA), Dejan Jakovic (D.C. United/USA), Marcel de Jong (Augsburg/GER), Jaime Peters (Ipswich Town/ENG)  

Midfielders: Julian de Guzman (Toronto FC), Josh Simpson (Manisaspor/TUR), Pedro Pacheco (Santa Clara/POR), Atiba Hutchinson (PSV Eindhoven/HOL), Jonathan Beaulieu-Bourgault (SC Preußen Münster/GER), Issey Nakajima-Farran (Horsens/DEN)

Forwards: Rob Friend (Hertha Berlin), Ali Gerba (Impact Montreal), Tosaint Ricketts (Politehnica Timişoara/ROM), Simeon Jackson (Norwich City/ENG), Dwayne De Rosario (New York Red Bulls/USA)

COSTA RICA

Goalkeepers: Keylor Navas (Albacete/SPA), Leonel Moreira (Herediano), Donny Grant (San Carlos)

Defenders: Jhonny Acosta (Liga Deportiva Alajuelense), Jose Salvatierra (Liga Deportiva Alajuelense), Oscar Duarte (Saprissa), Dennis Marshall (Aalborg/DEN), Junior Diaz (Club Brugges/BEL), Bryan Oviedo (FC Copenhagen/DEN), Heiner Mora (Santos de Guapiles), Christian Gamboa (Fredrikstad/NOR)

Midfielders: Celso Borges (Fredrikstad/NOR), David Guzman (Saprissa), Jose Cubero (Herediano), Allen Guevara (Liga Deportiva Alajuelense), Christian Bolanos (FC Copenhagen/DEN)

Forwards: Diego Madrigal (Cerro Porteno/POR), Joel Campbell (Saprissa), Marco Urena (Kuban Krasnodar/RUS), Bryan Ruiz (FC Twente/HOL), Randall Brenes (Brujas), Alvaro Saborio (Real Salt Lake/USA), Josue Martinez (Saprissa)

CUBA

Goalkeepers: Odelin Molina (Villa Clara), Odisnel Cooper (Camaguey), Julio Pichardo (Las Tunas) Defenders: Yenier Marquez (Villa Clara), Reysander Fernandez (Ciego de Avila), Hanier Dranguet (Guantanamo), Alianni Urgelles (Guantanamo), Jorge Luis Clavelo (Villa Clara)

Midfielders: Yoel Colome (Ciudad de la Habana), Carlos D. Francisco (Santiago de Cuba), Alain Cervantes (Ciego de Avila), Jaine Colome Valencia (Ciudad de la Habana), Alberto Gomez (Guantanamo), Dagoberto Quesada (Camaguey), Francisco Carranza (Cienfuegos), Marcel Hernandez (Ciudad de la Habana)

Forwards: Sander Fernandez (Ciego de Avila), Roberto Linares (Villa Clara), Yaudel Lahera (Ciudad de la Habana), Yosniel Mesa (Cienfuegos), Ariel Martinez (Sancti Spiritus)

EL SALVADOR

Goalkeepers: Dagoberto Portillo (Once Municipal), Miguel Ángel Montes (Metapán) y Juan José Gómez (Firpo).

Defenders: Marvin René González (Águila), Luis Anaya ( Universidad de El Salvador), Moisés Xavier García (Luis Angel Firpo), Steve Purdy (Portland Timbers/USA), Deris Ariel Umanzor (Águila) y Reynaldo Hernández (Vista Hermosa).

Midfielders: Dennis Jonathan Alas (Luis Angel Firpo), Víctor Samuel Turcios (Luis Angel Firpo), Gilberto Baires (Marte), Jaime Enrique Alas (Firpo), Eliseo Quintanilla (Luis Angel Firpo), Ramón Sánchez (Aguila), William Osael Romero (Aguila) y Shawn Martin (Águila).

Forwards: Edwin Sánchez (Universidad de El Salvador), Andrés Flores (Metapán), Rodolfo Zelaya (Alianza), Arturo Álvarez (Real Salt Lake/USA)

GRENADA

Goalkeepers: Andray Baptiste (Police FC), Desmond Noel (QPR), Shemel Louison (Fontenoy FC)

Defenders: Shanon Phillip (Hurricane), Casim Langaigne (Hurricane), Benedict Modeste (QPR), David Cyrus (Ossett Town/ENG), Clive Murray (Paradise), Marc Marshall (GBSS), Leon Johnson (Wycombe Wanderers FC/ENG)

Midfielders: Shalrie Joseph (New England Revolution/USA), Shane Rennie (Paradise), Ricky Charles (QPR), Patrick Modeste (QPR), Lancaster Joseph (Hurricane), Craig Rocastle (Sporting Kansas City/USA), Moron Phillip (Hurricane), Dwayne Leo (South Stars)

Forwards: Delroy Facey (Lincoln City FC/ENG), Bradley Bubb (Farnborough/ENG), Marcus Julien (ESS), Anthony Straker (Aldershot Town/ENG), Kithson Bain (Carolina Railhawks/USA)

GUADELOUPE

Goalkeepers: Christophe Olol (L’Union Sainte Rosienne), Franck Grandel (Dijon/FRA), Fabrice Mercury (Moule)

Defenders: Miguel Cominges (Southern United/ENG), Jean-Marc Hatchi (Caen/FRA), Julien Ictoi (Moule), Jean-Luc Lambourde (Amical Marie Galante), Mickael Tacalfred (Stade de Reims/FRA), Eddie Viator (Unattached), Ulick Liupede (Naval 1º de Maio/POR)

Midfielders: Stephane Auvray (Sporting Kansas City/USA), Dimitri Fautrai (Etoile de Morne à l'Eau)i, Larry Clavier (Freamunde/POR), Cedric Collet (Beauvais/FRA), David Fleurival (Metz/FC), Thomas Gamiette (Stade de Reims/FRA), Gregory Gendrey (R.O.C. Charleroi/BEL), Loic Loval (Vannes/FRA), Thery Racon (Charlton/ENG)

Forwards: Ludovic Gotin (Moule), Brice Jovial (Le Havre/FRA), Livio Nabab (Caen/FRA), Richard Socrier (Ajaccio/FRA)

GUATEMALA

Goalkeepers: Ricardo Jerez (Universidad), Paulo Cesar Motta (Mictlan), Juan Jose Paredes (Comunicaciones)

Defenders: Jonathan Lopez (Deportivo Marquense), Henry Medina (Heredia), Gustavo Cabrera (Municipal), Carlos Gallardo (Universidad), Edwin Gonzalez (Mictlan), Cristian Noriega (Municipal), Carlos Castrillo (Comunicaciones), Elias Enoc (Comunicaciones)

Midfielders: Carlos Figueroa (Xelaju), Guillermo Ramirez (Motagua/HON), Gonzalo Romero (Municipal), Wilfred Velasquez (Suchitepequez), Marco Pablo Pappa (Chicago Fire/USA), Manuel Leon (Universidad), Jose Manuel Contreras (Comunicaciones), Jose del Aguila (Comunicaciones)

Forwards: Carlos Ruiz (Philadelphia Union/USA), Dwight Pezzarossi (Comunicaciones), Jairo Arreola (Comunicaciones), Oscar Isaula (Malacateco)

HONDURAS

Goalkeepers: Noel Valladares (Olimpia), Donis Escober (Olimpia), Orlin Vallecillo (Marathon)

Defenders: Mauricio Sabillon (Marathon), Brayan Beckeles (Vida), Edder Delgado (Real Espana), Osman Chavez (Wisla Crakow/POL), Johnny Leveron (Motagua), Victor Bernardez (Anderlecht/BEL), Maynor Figueroa (Wigan/ENG), Emilio Izaguirre (Celtic/SCO)

Midfielders: Wilson Palacios (Tottenham/ENG), Hendry Thomas (Wigan/ENG), Javier Portillo (Olimpia), Alfredo Mejia (Real Espana), Oscar Boniek Garcia (Olimpia), Walter Martinez (Beijing Guoan/CHI), Roger Espinoza (Sporting Kansas City/USA), Ramon Nunez (Leeds United/ENG)

Forwards: Carlo Costly (Atlas/MEX), Jerry Bengtson (Motagua), Eddie Hernandez (Platense), Emil Martinez (Motagua)

JAMAICA

Goalkeepers: Donovan Ricketts (Los Angeles Galaxy/USA), Dwayne Miller (Syrianska/SWE), Duwayne Kerr (Strommen IF/SWE)

Defenders: Shavar Thomas (Sporting Kansas City/USA), Jermaine Taylor (Houston Dynamo/USA), Demar Phillips (Aalesunds FK), Adrian Reid (Valerenga/NOR), Eric Vernan (Nybergsund IL/NOR), Dicoy Williams (Toronto FC/USA), Ian Goodison (Tranmere Rovers/ENG), Tyrone Marshall (Colorado Rapids/USA)

Midfielders: Omar Daley (Bradford City/ENG), Jason Morrison (Aalesund/NOR), Richard Edwards (Harbour View), Jevaughn Watson (Houston Dynamo/USA), Damian Williams (Nybergsund IL/NOR), Keammar Daley (Tivoli Gardens), Rodolph Austin (SK Brann/NOR), Navion Boy (Tivoli Gardens),

Forwards: Dane Richards (New York Red Bulls/USA), Ryan Johnson (San Jose Earthquakes/USA), Kavin Bryan (Sông Lam Nghệ An/VET), Luton Shelton (Valerenga/NOR)

MEXICO

Goalkeepers: Alfredo Talavera (Toluca), Guillermo Ochoa (America), Jonathan Orozco (Monterrey)

Defenders: Edgar Duenas (Toluca), Ricardo Osorio (Monterrey), Jorge Torres Nilo (Tigres), Efrain Juarez (Celtic FC/SCO), Rafael Marquez (New York Red Bulls/USA), Francisco Javier Rodriguez (PSV Eindhoven/HOL), Hector Moreno (AZ Alkmaar/HOL), Carlos Salcido (Fulham/ENG)

Midfielders: Gerardo Torrado (Cruz Azul), Antonio Naelson (Toluca), Christian Bermudez (Atlante), Jesus Zavala (Monterrey), Israel Castro (UNAM), Andres Guardado (Deportivo la Coruna/SPA)

Forwards: Angel Reyna (America), Aldo de Nigris (Monterrey), Elias Hernandez (Morelia), Giovanni Dos Santos (Racing de Santander/SPA), Javier Hernandez (Manchester United/ENG), Pablo Barrera (West Ham United/ENG)

PANAMA

Goalkeepers: Jaime Penedo (Municipal/GUA), Luis Mejia (Toulouse/FRA), Kevin Melgar (Alianza)

Defenders: Luis Henriquez (Lech Poznan/POL), Felipe Baloy (Santos/MEX), Harold Cummings (River Plate/URU), Roman Torres (Atletico Nacional/COL), Eduardo Dasent (Atletico Bucaramanga/COL), Adolfo Machado (Comunicaciones/GUA)

Midfielders: Nelson Barahona (Caracas FC/VEN), Gabriel Gomez (La Equidad/COL), Amilcar Henriquez (Atletico Huila/COL), Alberto Quintero (Ontynient/SPA), Eric Davis (Arabe Unido), Armando Cooper (Arabe Unido), Gabriel Torres (San Francisco), Eybir Bonaga (San Francisco), Anibal Godoy (Chepo), Aramis Haywood (Plaza Amador)

Forwards: Luis Tejada (Juan Aurich/PER), Blas Perez (Leon/MEX), Renan Addles (The Strongest/BOL), Luis Renteria (Real Cartagena/COL)

USA

Goalkeepers: Marcus Hahnemann (Wolverhampton Wanderers/ENG), Tim Howard (Everton/ENG), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)

Defenders: Carlos Bocanegra (Saint-Etienne/FRA), Jonathan Bornstein (UANL Tigres/MEX), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover/GER), Clarence Goodson (Brondby/DEN), Eric Lichaj (Leeds/ENG), Oguchi Onyewu (FC Twente/HOL), Tim Ream (New York Red Bulls), Jonathan Spector (West Ham United/ENG)

Midfielders: Freddy Adu (Rizespor/TUR), Michael Bradley (Aston Villa/ENG), Clint Dempsey (Fulham/ENG), Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy), Maurice Edu (Rangers/SCO), Benny Feilhaber (New England Revolution), Jermaine Jones (Blackburn Rovers/ENG), Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht/BEL), Robbie Rogers (Columbus Crew)

Forwards: Juan Agudelo (New York Red Bulls), Jozy Altidore (Bursaspor/TUR), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)

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What do you think of the squads? Which of the teams besides USA and Mexico do you see having a chance at the title? Which roster do you see being capable of pulling off some surprises?

Share your thoughts below.

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53 Responses to 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup rosters set

  1. squirt-lover says:

    Anyone…but not a picture of Chicharito

  2. EDB says:

    biggest problem is the inconsistent way bob picks a team, blames not getting games for some people but then selects others who haven’t got games regularly

  3. JohnC says:

    Panama guys play in some pretty good leagues, we need to tap into that pipeline.

  4. MadKingGeorge says:

    Any bets who this years crop of Cuban Defectors are?

  5. Will says:

    chicharito is the only big name player in the gold cup. i could see why santa chuck blazer wanted him in the gold and not in copa america so he could make his fake gold cup more “attractive”.

  6. Capello says:

    Cooper were are you?

  7. TimBallard says:

    In pdx, off the radar.

  8. jj says:

    diving

  9. Dan says:

    They are not advertising the Gold Cup well enough AT ALL on TV. It’s really sad, ESPN should’ve picked it up and shown at least every single USA match. This is the biggest deal next to the World Cup for us!

  10. dan says:

    Will you are an idiot

    I can’t even comprehend were to start

  11. Will says:

    oohhhhhh you called me an idiot for saying the truth. the gold cup is nothing but a cheap cup. Copa america > than the cheap cup.

  12. MadKingGeorge says:

    First off the Gold Cup is played too often. I am sure you have heard people say that this is the important Gold Cup since it is tied to the Confed Cup in 2013.

    This is a cup that should be played every four years and not every 2 years. Have it every 4 years and have it in the same years as the Euros. That would make the Gold Cup far more attractive as a TV property and more meaningful to almost everybody.

    The more rare something becomes the more people want it.

  13. Dudeness says:

    copa america is super with brazil and argentina sending their b squads

  14. Will says:

    shows you dont know much of copa america.

  15. say what says:

    Im gonna call it Mexico Wins Again.

    Bradley again proves he only likes playing with players he knows instead of taking a risk and bringing in some exciting players chandler and bunbury should have been locks

  16. Cgold says:

    +1

  17. StevenG says:

    Who cares if it doesn’t have many big name stars? It still our confederation championship.

  18. Neg says:

    Took the words right out of my mouth.

  19. dan c says:

    interesting to see that Jamaica has the higest amount of MLS players…. just a useless observation that i found interesting

  20. MadKingGeorge says:

    Please remember that Bob Bradley has been mentored by Bruce Arena. Loyalty is a valued trait to both of them.

  21. wynalda free kick says:

    Will, you do realize you’re trolling an internet message board, right?

  22. patrick says:

    lol +1

  23. A says:

    Mexico will win, because USA has an doofis for a coach, i’d rather have Gump then Bradley, at least he can see right from wrong.

  24. fifawitz1313 says:

    I’m impressed by the amount of players on teams in Europe. This region is quickly gaining credibility overseas. Should be a fun tournament.

  25. Eric W says:

    agreed.

  26. markn says:

    ;
    There is no way Mexico will lose this one, as much as it pains me. I hope US performs HORRIBLE just to get Bradley fired once and for all, like Rongen…

  27. Ricky B. Free says:

    I love how one guy said that Mexico doesnt have a good squad. They have one of the starting strikers from Manchester United, one of the best young defenders in in Europe (Hector Moreno).

    I think the USA can win if they stay healthy because our bench is not deep enough. At least we have guys that are good at riding the bench.

    Donovan and Dempsey will have to carry the offense.

  28. marco says:

    Some reasons Bob should go this year.
    Kljestan
    Bornstein
    Wondo
    Rogers
    Poor Gold Cup.

  29. chris says:

    Just a question but how is steve purdy eligible for el salvador

  30. John says:

    Blas Perez would go on a tear in MLS. Good pick up for any club. There’s rumors MLS is interested.

  31. JFC says:

    no roy miller for costa rica?

  32. Tim M. says:

    mom

  33. zacalie says:

    Are you being sarcastic? I can’t tell. If you’re not, I didn’t realize that the Panamanian, Colombian, and Venezuelan leagues were that hot…

  34. joser says:

    Im on zacalie’s side, Colombian and Venezuelan leagues suck, these guys must be soccer amateurs

  35. joser says:

    Its funny how Cuba has like 6 keepers coming…defecters here they come. maybe one of em is the next tony montana.

  36. Ron says:

    Watch out for Bryan Ruiz b/c he’s a beast.. at least on FIFA 11…

  37. John says:

    Colombian League does not suck. Don’t group it with the Venezuela. You don’t know what you are talking about.

  38. Ploobian says:

    I don’t know if SBI has put out these lists in before prior Gold Cups, but I gotta say I love this. How telling to see where all these squads are playing club wise. For certain it changes the way I look at potential match ups.

  39. Dennis says:

    How can you not be in favor of Wondo? He lead the MLS in scoring last year and is in 3rd place this year. He is the only US forward scoring with regularity over the last year (Dempsey and Donavon are midfielders)

    The other 3 are role-playing subs, also Sasha and JB are versatile so can cover in various places in case of injury. Davies (injury), Chandler (Hamburg’s reluctance), Bedoya (tactical), Torres(not that good, he plays less than 90 for Pachuca, and never seems to fit in) were left off for good reason.

  40. david says:

    no jason roberts for grenada what happened there? in a joseph interview i saw he seemed to think they were both committing to this summer

  41. RSLin208 says:

    Besides the US and Mexico, Jamaica, Guadeloupe, Canada, Cost Rica, and Honduras, all have good rosters.

    Don’t be surprised if Guadeloupe does work .

  42. RSLin208 says:

    This. Wondo is the hottest striker in the player pool.

    Also, Chandler doesn’t play for Hamburg.

  43. Topher says:

    Kavin Bryan broke his fibula this month while playing in Vietnam according to Wikipedia. Tough to see him representing Jamaica on one leg.

  44. Brett says:

    They have the skill for sure, but they play a style that falls apart when pressure is applied. They’re always a team that will score some pretty goals, but they shouldn’t be a problem for the traditional hex powers (US, Mex, Costa Rica, Honduras, El Salvador, and Panama)

  45. deepm says:

    Actually they have 3 keepers.

    The list of defenders got mixed in with the list of keepers.

  46. soccerroo says:

    I was thinking the exact same thing. He came to FC Dallas as a possible US national team player, but due to injuries never made it. I guess it is not a huge loss but for someone who represented the US all the way through his youth and early professional days it is a suprise.

  47. Jeff says:

    Despite all the oohing and aahing over the Mexico squad, U.S. still seems to be the favorite here. Chicharito has been great this season, but one must remember, he won’t be playing in a Manchester United shirt alongside some of the better players in the world. Yes, Mexico has good talent at some positions, but I think people here tend to devalue the Landons, Dempseys, Cherundolos, Howards, Jermaine Joneses etc and pump up Mexico’s weapons as if they are can’t-miss. It will be a tough fight against our neighbors to the South, but we shouldn’t be conceding to them or anything close to it.

  48. Jeff says:

    Do you wake up every morning and say ‘Man, today’s gonna be a sh**ty day.’?

  49. Jeff says:

    Say what?

  50. gerardo121984@gmail.com says:

    I guess Mexico have a better team than others because
    the roster is a mix of young and experienced and the United States has no renewal of his players, always
    are the same, there is no real growth, Onyewu, Bocanegra, Cherundolo, Jones, Donovan, Bornstein, Howard are excellent players but they are too old, we need a younger team.

  51. Ploobian says:

    Always interesting that one: how youth will change a squad. I wonder where the emphasis is best placed. How important is the Gold Cup to our preparation for qualfying and, hopefully, Brazil? And what impact does using a large percentage of newbies/youth have? You have to think that the coaching staff is thinking who will be here come 2014. Specifically, which older players. Injuries are always unpredictable. Desire is not. You know everyone of the older players would love to make Brazil their last cup. Who wouldn’t. So, the youngsters are going to half to earn it. Plain and simple. True, the coaching staff must have a certain willingness. But I’m seeing that they do have this. The onus is on the young guys to earn their call ups.

  52. ... says:

    He’ll be on the Copa America roster. I think NY negotiated that with CR, that they’ll release him for the Copa America in exchange for him not being called up for the Copa Oro.

  53. BigNasty says:

    the king of concacaf