FIFA Ranking: 5

Coach: Bruce Arena

Key players: Brian McBride, Claudio Reyna, DaMarcus Beasley

World Cup record: Eighth appearance

Best finish: Semifinals 1930

Last appearance: Quarterfinals 2002

Qualifying route: Won CONCACAF’s final group

Key question: Can the Americans silence their critics and win in Europe? 

Squad:

Goalkeepers #
Tim Howard 1
Kasey Keller 18
Marcus Hahnemann 19
Defenders
Chris Albright 2
Carlos Bocanegra 3
Pablo Mastroeni 4
Steve Cherundolo 6
Eddie Lewis 7
Gregg Berhalter 12
Jimmy Conrad 13
Oguchi Onyewu 22
Eddie Pope 23
Midfielders
John O'Brien 5
Clint Dempsey 6
Claudio Reyna 10
Ben Olsen 14
Bobby Convey 15
DaMarcus Beasley 17
Landon Donovan 21
Forwards
Eddie Johnson 9
Brian Ching 11
Josh Wolff 16
Brian McBride 20

Group matches:

v Czech Republic, 16:00 GMT, Monday 12th June - Gelsenkirchen

v Italy, 19:00 GMT, Saturday 17th June - Kaiserslautern

v Ghana, 14:00 GMT, Thursday 22nd June - Nuremburg