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Poland has announced its roster to the International friendly with trh US on March 31st wich may I add is live on ESPN2

Poland names provisional roster for U.S. game
(March 16, 2004) -- Poland national team head coach Pawel Janas has named 11 players to the roster that will face the United States in Plock on March 31 (1:30 PM ET - ESPN2).
Seven of the players played against the United States in Poland's 3-1 win at the World Cup. Despite the loss, the United States moved onto the knockout rounds of the competition while Poland was eliminated.

Leading the way for Poland will be the goalkeeper from that game, Jerzy Dudek who will be making his 38th appearance for his country.

31-year-old defender Tomasz Hajto will lead an experienced defense along with Lens' Jacek Bak and Anderlecht's Michal Zewlakow.

The United States is 0-1-2 this year and are coming off a 1-1 tie with Haiti on Saturday at the Orange Bowl in Miami.

This will be the 12th meeting between the two teams who will face each other in a re-match in July in the United States.

Goalkeepers: Jerzy Dudek (Liverpool-England), Maciej Nalepa (Karpaty Lvóv-Ukraine).

Defenders: Tomasz Rz¹sa (Partizan Belgrad-Serbia and Montenegro), Jacek B¹k (RC Lens-France), Tomasz Hajto (Schalke 04-Germany), Micha³ ¯ew³akow (Anderlecht-Belgium).

Midfielders: Mariusz Lewandowski (Shakhtar Donesk-Ukraine), Jacek Krzynówek (FC Nurnberg, Germany), Arkadiusz Radomski (SC Heerenveen-Holland), Euzebiusz Smolarek (Feyenoord Rotterdam-Holandia), Andrzej Niedzielan (NEC Nijmegen-Holland).
 

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Poland will destroy the US:strong: :tongue: Arena keeps on selecting crappy players WOLYNIEC:confused:
 

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Jonny Knoxville said:
Poland will destroy the US:strong: :tongue: Arena keeps on selecting crappy players WOLYNIEC:confused:
Well Arena will have all the European players available for this one. You can bet Wolyniec will not be part of this one. My guess Arena will go out and play for a draw. Stupid as that might sound in a friendly. But that is his style when playing away
 

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Goalkeepers: Jerzy Dudek (Liverpool-England), Maciej Nalepa (Karpaty Lvóv-Ukraine).

Defenders: Tomasz Rz¹sa (Partizan Belgrad-Serbia and Montenegro), Jacek B¹k (RC Lens-France), Tomasz Hajto (Schalke 04-Germany), Micha³ ¯ew³akow (Anderlecht-Belgium).

Midfielders: Mariusz Lewandowski (Shakhtar Donesk-Ukraine), Jacek Krzynówek (FC Nurnberg, Germany), Arkadiusz Radomski (SC Heerenveen-Holland), Euzebiusz Smolarek (Feyenoord Rotterdam-Holandia), Andrzej Niedzielan (NEC Nijmegen-Holland).
Apparently we will play without strikers then ;)

The list will be completed with domestic players anyway...

If we win this we'll get 8th straight victory which would be our all time record. So. Keep fingers crossed. :D
 

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:D Sorry thats all the US soccer net published. I just Figured that Poland was so scared of the US attack they were going to overload on defence and mid field to stop our dynamic attack.:D

Forwards Merciej Zurawski, Andrzej Niedzielan, Grzegorz Raziak, Marek Saganowski

And that took some doing to get.
 

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It might have, nevertheless the squad has been anounced today and there wasn no place for Saganowski.

Ok, here you have it :)

Goalkeepers: Jerzy Dudek (1973, Liverpool FC, England, 37A), Maciej Nalepa (1978, Karpaty Lvov, Ukraine, 2A).

Defenders: Tomasz Rzasa (1973, Partizan Belgrad, Serbia & Montenegro, 15A - 1G), Jacek Bak (1973, RC Lens, France, 51A - 2 G), Tomasz Hajto (1972, FC Schalke 04, Germany, 56A - 6G), Michal Zewlakow (1976, RSC Anderlecht, Belgium, 37A - 1G), Tomasz Klos (1973, Wis³a Kraków, Poland, 49A - 4G), Marcin Baszczynski (1977, Wis³a Kraków, Poland, 12A)

Midfielders: Mariusz Lewandowski (1979, Shahtar Donetsk, Ukraine, 12A), Jacek Krzynowek (1976, 1.FC Nürnberg, Germany, 36A - 4G), Arkadiusz Radomski (1977, SC Heerenveen, Netherlands, 2A), Euzebiusz Smolarek (1981, SC Feyenoord, Netherlands, 1A), Miroslaw Szymkowiak (1976, Wisla Krakow, Poland, 12A - 2G), Damian Gorawski (1979, Wis³a Krakow, Poland, 3A), Sebastian Mila (1982, Groclin Dyskobolia Grodzisk Wielkopolski, Poland, 5A - 3G)

Forward: Andrzej Niedzielan (1979, NEC Nijmegen, Netherlands, 9A - 5G), Maciej Zurawski (1976, Wisla Krakow, Poland, 27A - 5G), Grzegorz Rasiak 1979, Groclin Dyskobolia Grodzisk Wielkopolski, Poland, 9A - 3G)
 

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Thanks Mate its hard to get any of the players and news on polish players, that is if they dont play for any other european team.:(
 

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ROSTER BY POSITION

Goalkeepers (2): Brad Friedel (Blackburn Rovers), Jonny Walker (MetroStars)

Defenders (6): Gregg Berhalter (Energie Cottbus), Carlos Bocanegra (Fulham FC), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover 96), Cory Gibbs (Dallas Burn), Pablo Mastroeni (Colorado Rapids)

Midfielders (7): Chris Armas (Chicago Fire), DaMarcus Beasley (Chicago Fire), Bobby Convey (D.C. United), Kyle Martino (Columbus Crew), Clint Mathis (Hannover 96), Claudio Reyna (Manchester City), Kerry Zavagnin (Kansas City Wizards)

Forwards (4): Conor Casey (Karlsruher), Landon Donovan (San Jose Earthquakes), Brian McBride (Fulham FC), Josh Wolff (Kansas City Wizards)

I see wolf is getting another run in the squad.
 

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No I gather that Arena didnt want to drag Tim Away from Man U As a Bacck up to Friedel, Walsh would to me be a better choice.
 

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United States 1, Poland 0

March 31, 2004

PLOCK, Poland (AP) -- The United States tuned up for World Cup qualifying by beating Poland 1-0 in an exhibition game Wednesday on DaMarcus Beasley's goal, ending the hosts' seven-game winning streak.

Goalkeeper Brad Friedel had a shutout in his first national team game in nearly two years for the United States, which lost to Poland 3-1 in the first round of the 2002 World Cup.

The Americans, who went on to reach the quarterfinals of that tournament, open their road to the 2006 edition with a qualifier against Grenada in Columbus, Ohio, on June 13.

Due to fears of terrorism Wednesday, Polish police increased security for the game, with at least 50 officers forming a ring around the field and another 500 outside the stadium.

U.S. coach Bruce Arena started seven European-based players, including Friedel, who plays for Blackburn in the English Premier League.

The goalie wasn't really tested until the 67th minute, when he came out to smother a shot launched by Jacek Krzynowek. Grzegorz Rasiak had Poland's best chance in the first half, when Gregg Berhalter fell as they tangled over a pass, letting the forward race toward the goal alone. But Rasiak's weak shot spun outside the left post.

The U.S. team had many more scoring chances.

In the 26th minute, U.S. captain Claudio Reyna flicked a pass to Chicago Fire midfielder Beasley, who pushed the ball past goalie Jerzy Dudek without breaking stride. It was Beasley's fifth goal in a U.S. uniform.

Josh Wolff posed the Americans' first threat in the 15th minute, forcing Dudek to charge out of the net and smother the shot. In the 58th minute, Conor Casey had his foot on Bobby Convey's pass right in front of the goal, but a defender kicked it away at the last minute. In the 64th, Clint Mathis had a clear look, but took too long to control the ball.
 

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Yeah but they ripped us in the Cup
 
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