|Scoreboard|||||Match Schedule|||||Standings|||||Teams|||||Player Leaders|
A solid and steady defender with the ability to get forward, Cherundolo brings a great deal of experience to the World Cup. He'll likely be the United States' starting right back. He emerged from the University of Portland before signing with Hannover 96 in 1999, while the club was toiling in the 2nd Bundesliga. Cherundolo has been a fixture for Die Roten ever since. He helped the team gain promotion to the Bundesliga in 2002, earning a spot on the U.S. World Cup team as a replacement for the injured Chris Armas. Cherundolo would later get hurt and miss that tournament, a theme that has haunted him throughout his career. Various injuries have limited him to 57 appearances for the U.S. since 1999. A knee injury ended his participation in the 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup, as the U.S. went on to win the title. Cherundolo scored his first goal for the national team in Germany on March 22, 2006, though it came in a 4-1 loss. He missed the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup with an injury, but returned to participate in the Gold Cup the following month. He stayed relatively healthy this season, helping Hannover avoid relegation by winning its last two games. Cherundolo's play in South Africa could be key as the U.S. looks to advance beyond the group stage of the World Cup for the first time since 2002. He started all three U.S. games of the 2006 World Cup, but the U.S. failed to advance out of a group consisting of world champion Italy, Ghana and the Czech Republic.
|SOG||Shots on Goal|
|SOG%||Shots on Goal %|