This morning, United's coaches and players will gather at RFK Stadium for the first time in 2009. The team will be put through a few tests and perhaps some weight room work, but will likely not take the field. The initial pre-season roster looks like this:
Goalkeepers (4): Louis Crayton, Milos Kocic, James Thorpe, Zach Wells.
Defenders (10): Marc Burch, Ivan Guerrero, Greg Janicki, Gonzalo Martinez, Devon McTavish, Ryan Miller, Bryan Namoff, Kyle Veris, Rodney Wallace, Mike Zaher.
Midfielders (7): Brandon Barklage, Fred, Marcelo Gallardo, Domenic Mediate, Ben Olsen, Clyde Simms, Joe Vide.
Forwards (6): Francis Doe, Luciano Emilio, Boyzzz Khumalo, Jaime Moreno, Chris Pontius, Santino Quaranta.
A few notes:
- Trialists and hopefuls will be added to the pre-season roster throughout the coming weeks.
- Fred will join the team early next week.
- Ivan Guerrero continues to train with the Honduras National Team and will report to camp in February.
- Marcelo Gallardo has been given permission to join the team at a later date.
- Lyle Adams (Wake Forest) is the only draftee not currently in camp.
- Kyle Veris, formerly of the LA Galaxy, has joined the team on trial after most recently playing with I.L. Hødd in Norway.
You can see the team's pre-season schedule here.