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Gold Cup: Veteran leadership is back as Donovan, Bocanegra, Onyewu on preliminary 35-man roster

By Kim Tate



RUSTENBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 12: Carlos Bocanegra of the United States (C) celebrates with Steve Cherundolo (L) and Landon Donovan (R) at the final whistle during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group C match between England and USA at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium on June 12, 2010 in Rustenburg, South Africa
RUSTENBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 12: Carlos Bocanegra of the United States (C) celebrates with Steve Cherundolo (L) and Landon Donovan (R) at the final whistle during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group C match between England and USA at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium on June 12, 2010 in Rustenburg, South Africa

Supporters might breathe a sigh of relief to see Landon Donovan, Carlos Bocanegra and Oguchi Onyewu on this list, who haven't seen time with the National Team since late 2012.

Each country must name their final 23 on June 27. Teams will be able to swap in up to four players from this 35-man roster at the end of the tournament's group stage. Games begin on July 8.

Preliminary US national team roster for 2013 Gold Cup:

Goalkeepers (4): Tally Hall (Houston Dynamo), Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)

Defenders (11): Corey Ashe (Houston Dynamo), DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla/Mexico), Tony Beltran (Real Salt Lake), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Carlos Bocanegra (Racing Santander/Spain), Edgar Castillo (Tijuana/Mexico), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Clarence Goodson (Brondby/Denmark), Oguchi Onyewu (Málaga/Spain), Michael Orozco Fiscal (Puebla/Mexico), Michael Parkhurst (Augsburg/Germany)

Midfielders (13): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (Helsingborgs/Sweden), Joe Corona (Tijuana/Mexico), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg/Norway), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders), Benny Feilhaber (Sporting Kansas City), Josh Gatt (Molde/Norway), Stuart Holden (Bolton Wanderers/England), Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders), Brek Shea (Stoke City/England), Jose Torres (Tigres UANL/Mexico), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)

Forwards (7): Will Bruin (Houston Dynamo), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Herculez Gomez (Santos Laguna/Mexico), Alan Gordon (San Jose Earthquakes), Jack McInerney (Philadelphia Union), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes), Bobby Wood (1860 Munich/Germany)