Toronto FC midfielder Michael Bradley and forward Jozy Altidore were named to United States Head Coach Bruce Arena’s 24-man roster for a pair of FIFA World Cup qualification matches. The U.S. will host Honduras on Friday, March 24 at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, California and travel to face Panama on Tuesday, March 28 at Estadio Rommel Fernandez in Panama City.
Bradley, 29, has earned 128 caps scoring 15 goals for the U.S. throughout his career. His most recent caps came in a pair of friendlies earlier this year. The first on January 29 during a 0-0 draw with Serbia and then on February 3 against Jamaica, which ended in a 1-0 win for the U.S. Bradley has appeared and started in two matches this season for TFC with one assist.
Altidore, 27, has earned 100 caps and scored 37 goals for the U.S. throughout his career. Altidore became the 17th player in U.S. men’s national team history to record his 100th cap on January 29 against Serbia. Altidore has started in two matches this season for TFC with one goal.
The U.S. currently sits in sixth position in the final round of CONCACAF qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, with no points from its first two matches. Costa Rica currently lead the group on six points from two matches followed by Mexico and Panama, who both with four points. The group is rounded out by Honduras with three points and Trinidad & Tobago with zero points but ahead of the U.S. on goal differential.