Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 11/17/11
When it comes to the US men's national team's defense, there is some sense of security in having veterans Steve Cherundolo, Carlos Bocanegra and Oguchi Onyewu around to play key roles in Jurgen Klinsmann's plans for the upcoming year. THREE TO TRUST Veterans Carlos Bocanegra, Steve Cherundolo and Oguchi Onyewu will all be into their 30s coming the 2014 World Cup. Bocanegra Cherundolo Onyewu Age 32 32 29 Caps 100 78 62 Goals 12 2 6 Statistics source US Soccer (USSoccer.com) More: USA | MLS All three have played integral roles with the national team for the better part of the last six years, a span that has included two World Cups. However, as important as all three veterans have been, part of the reason they are still key starters is because there has yet to be a generation of defenders step up to stake claims to their roles. That would not normally be a concern, especially considering Cherundolo, Bocanegra and Onyewu are all still playing at a high level, but with the 2014 Wor...
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