Beasley Makes World Cup Roster, Can Make History

Former South Side high school standout and Fort Wayne native Damarcus Beasley is getting a shot to do something no U.S. player has ever done – play in four World Cups.
The 2014 FIFA World Cup roster for the U.S. announced and Beasley was one of 23 players who made the cut for this summer’s action in Brazil. Long-time U.S. star Landon Donovan – a close friend of Beasley – was surprisingly left off the U.S. roster.
If Donovan would have made it he and Beasley would have had a chance to become the first players in U.S. history to get into a game in four World Cups. Instead, Beasley is the lone player with that opportunity this summer. While midfielder Claudio Reyna and goalkeeper Kasey Keller made four Cup rosters, Reyna played in only three tournament and Keller two.
Milestones are nothing new to Beasley. Last summer during a friendly in Cleveland Beasley became the 13th player in U.S. soccer history to earn his 100th cap.
A defender, Beasley recently made news when he announced he might be interested in playing in the MLS once again – he previously played for the Chicago Fire. He currently plays for Puebla in the Mexican League, where he’s played since 2011.
Beasley and the U.S. open World Cup play June 16 in Brazil against Ghana.

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