- Associated Press - Monday, October 11, 2010

CHESTER, PA. (AP) - Defender Steve Cherundolo is returning to his club in Germany and won’t play in the U.S. game against Colombia on Tuesday night.

Cherundolo, who played all 90 minutes in Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Poland in Chicago, was allowed Monday to go back to Hannover, which is currently third in the Bundesliga and travels to Bayern Munich this weekend. U.S. captain Carlos Bocanegra had previously been released to return to Saint-Etienne in France.

Major League Soccer players Brek Shea and Heath Pearce joined the U.S. team after the Poland game, giving coach Bob Bradley 18 players for the exhibition.