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MLS Early Update - Olympic Qualifying Roster Absences

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I'll get to things like the big Arsenal win yesterday (and the outcome of the yet-to-be-played Merseyside Derby) later on today or maybe even tomorrow but one quick tidbit for those who are paying attention to MLS fantasy which is the formal announcement of the US roster for Olympic Qualifying. Qualifying and the pre-qualification training camp will see a number of key MLS contributors missing out on MLS action for at least two or three weeks. I'll look around for others who might be heading off to play for other countries (I know Andy Najar will be headed out AFTER the DC United match with the LA Galaxy this coming weekend to play for Honduras). If you know of others, please feel free to add them in the comments section. For the full list of US players, click past the jump:

USA ROSTER (MLS players in bold)

GOALKEEPERS: Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire).

DEFENDERS: Josh Gatt (Molde), Perry Kitchen (D.C. United), Ike Opara (San Jose Earthquakes), Kofi Sarkodie (Houston Dynamo), Zarek Valentin (Montreal Impact), Jorge Villafaña (Chivas USA).

MIDFIELDERS: Freddy Adu (Philadelphia Union), Joe Corona (Tijuana), Mikkel Diskerud (Gent), Jared Jeffrey (Mainz), Amobi Okugo (Philadelphia Union), Michael Stephens (L.A. Galaxy).

FORWARDS: Juan Agudelo (New York Red Bulls), Terrence Boyd (Borussia Dortmund), Teal Bunbury (Sporting Kansas City), Joe Gyau (Hoffenheim), Brek Shea (FC Dallas)