United's initial pre-season roster

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