Ten of the 23 players selected to the U.S.
Tony Meola (MetroStars, Kansas City Wizards,
Alexi Lalas (
DaMarcus Beasley (
Eddie Pope (
Pablo Mastroeni (Miami Fusion,
Michael Bradley (MetroStars,
Frankie Hejduk (Tampa Bay Mutiny,
Cobi Jones (Galaxy): The only Galaxy player to have his number (13) retired, Jones is also the club record-holder in appearances with 306 during 11 seasons in which he won two MLS Cups, two Supporters' Shields and led the team to five
Tab Ramos (MetroStars): The first player to sign with MLS, Ramos made 121 appearances for the MetroStars and played nine games in three World Cups from 1990-98. Elected to the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2005, Ramos is currently an assistant coach with the U.S. team.
Brian McBride (Crew, Fire): McBride played 220 MLS games around two stays in Europe and made another 95 appearances for the U.S. national team in 12 years, earning 10 caps in three World Cups (1998-2006). He had the only U.S. goal in the 1998 tournament and contributed a pair of key strikes in 2002, scoring what proved to be the decider in a 3-2 win over Portugal in group play and the only goal the U.S. would need to beat Mexico in the knockout round and reach the quarterfinals for the first time since 1930. Currently a TV analyst for Fox, McBride was elected to the National Soccer Hall of Fame this year.