On May 1, I published my fourth and final American player rater for the 2010 World Cup. Rated 22nd on my 25-player list was Charlie Davies. It looks like I was at least nine spots off on that one.

Davies' omission is somewhat of a shocker given the recent optimism surrounding his recovery, but in the end, you have to trust Bob Bradley knows what he's doing. Today, he released his 30-man roster without Davies and will spend next week analyzing everyone at training camp. The countdown from 30 to 23 officially begins today.

Here's a look at who may be voted off the island in the coming weeks:

30) Robbie Findley: He jumped into the Top 30 when Davies was left out. Perhaps Bradley wants another speedy player in camp to test his defenders. Given Eddie Johnson's recent form and Findley's poor play in international matches this year, he has no real shot at South Africa.

29) Chad Marshall: The center back was once a shoo-in a year ago (see Sacha Kljestan), but a tough performance against Honduras in January sent him packing. Clarence Goodson has moved ahead of him in the pecking order.


28) Robbie Rogers: The outside winger is an interesting option for Bradley, but the recent emergence of Alejandro Bedoya and Stu Holden's return to the field means Rogers is out.

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27) Sacha Kljestan: Although he's playing better for Chivas USA in recent weeks, that doesn't make up for months of sub-par play. He lost his spot alongside Bradley's son in the middle of the field long ago. Though the head coach holds him in high regard, I don't see him getting on the plane.

26) Eddie Johnson: E.J. must've heard there's a World Cup on the horizon, because he's scoring goals in bunches. He was inconsistent for Aris at the beginning of the season, but has sparked them with three playoff goals in as many games. He's making Edson Buddle and Herculez Gomez nervous, but probably not Bradley.

25) Brian Ching: The Houston Dynamo striker is a great MLS player, but his recent hamstring injury may be reason enough to leave him off the team. The race for the final forward spot between Gomez, Buddle and Ching is tight.

24) Heath Pearce: His recent switch to midfield has given Bradley reason to include him on his final roster, but the former go-to guy at left back may be showing his fine form a tad too late. Veteran DeMarcus Beasley may edge him out.

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