Final chance for fringe players 

February, 26, 2010
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For many U.S. players, Wednesday's friendly match against the Netherlands (2:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2) is huge. It's the last game before coach Bob Bradley names his World Cup roster, and while some players are trying to solidify starting jobs, others are just hoping to impress enough to earn a trip to South Africa. Of the 20 men heading to Amsterdam, here are the 11 with the most riding on the tilt, and their chances (on a scale of 1-10) of making the final 23.


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Doug McIntyre is a staff writer for ESPN The Magazine. He has covered American and international soccer since 2002.

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