Segares and Thorrington named to premilinary Gold Cup rosters

MLS: AUG 09 Fire v Revolution

John Thorrington and Gonzalo Segares were both named to their countries preliminary 30-man rosters for the CONCACAF Gold Cup today. The rosters will be cut down to 23 players when the Gold Cup opens on July 3rd.

While I fully expect Segares to make Costa Rica's final roster, Thorrington's chances of making the U.S.'s final cut are a little less likely. At 29 Thorrington is one of the older players on the U.S.'s preliminary roster and head coach Bob Bradley may pass up the Fire midfielder in order to get look at some younger players.
I expect both Costa Rica and the U.S. to hold training camps prior to the opening of Gold Cup play so regardless of whether or not the Fire players make the final roster, each will likely miss some time starting next week.

Should either Segares or Thorrington make their countries final roster they could miss up to four MLS matches in what will be a critical stretch for the Fire. So while it is certainly an exciting time for each player, it comes at a cost to the Fire.

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