U-23 – Gaven Is On the Roster, Rogers Coming Home
Eddie Gaven will take part in the upcoming Olympic Qualifiers, but Robbie Rogers has been left of the final roster. This is a bit of a shock as Rogers has been in pretty good form since before the Under-20 World Cup last year. Gaven has improved in the last year, earning a Copa America call up last July, but I felt that he was more likely to get left off the final roster. Rogers is a talented left sided midfielder and now the Under-23 team lacks a true left sided presence. Gaven will probably be expected to play on the left wing. The U-23’s first game is Tuesday at 8 p.m. versus Cuba on Fox Soccer Channel.