Bocanegra is currently enjoying a first-place start to the season with St. Etienne of the French Ligue 1

Bradley names 20-player roster

Former Chicago Fire and current U.S. Men's National Team head coach Bob Bradley named his 20-player roster Thursday for the team's October friendlies against Poland in Chicago, and against Colombia in Chester, Pa.

The U.S. hosts Poland at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at Soldier Field (Fox Soccer Channel, Galavision), then takes on Colombia at 7 p.m. CT on Oct. 12 at PPL Park in Chester, Pa. (ESPN2, Galavision).

Among the group is former Fire standout and two-time MLS Defender of the Year Carlos Bocanegra. Also joining the squad are Homer Glen native Brad Guzan, Arlington Heights' Jonathan Spector and Downers Grove native Eric Lichaj. Former Palatine resident and Chicago Sockers FC youth player Michael Bradley also joins the group.

"We believe we have a strong nucleus of talented players, many of whom we are going to challenge to assume greater leadership roles during the next four-year cycle," Bob Bradley said. "We certainly have ideas on how we want to move forward, and these games will be the start of that process."

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