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Twellman nets three; U.S. rolls over Norway 5-0.

World Cup-bound U.S. outclasses young Norway team.

Adu earns first cap, subbing for injured Johnson in 0-0 draw with Canada.

Final U.S. World Cup preparations will take place in Cary, N.C.

Mastroeni injures left quadriceps, will miss 6-8 weeks; game with Guatemala set.

Women players sign new contract that carries through 2012.

USSF, men's player's union reach deal through 2010.

All six national teams will train at HDC in January.

Keller, Lilly are over 30 and named best players of 2005.

Lilly is invited to training camp, ready to earn 300th cap.

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U.S. men

Adu, Ralston leave Carson training camp.

CARSON, Calif. (Thursday, February 2, 2006) -- Freddy Adu was sent home from the United States men's training camp today and will join D.C. United when it starts its Major League Soccer preseason practice Monday.

Midfielder Steve Ralston also left camp after straining his right quadriceps.

Adu has been in camp since it began January 4 and he made his first international appearance as a late substitute in a 0-0 draw with Canada January 22 in San Diego. Entering in the 73rd minute, the 16-year-old attacker drew a yellow card two minutes later for diving.

Adu did not play Sunday when the Americans blanked Norway 5-0 here at The Home Depot Center.

After a three-day break, training resumed today with striker Eddie Johnson back in training for the first time since leaving the match against Canada with a bruised right calf.

Twenty-six players are in camp with a February 10 friendly against Japan in San Francisco next on the schedule. After that come a February 19 meeting with Guatemala in Frisco, Texas.

Every player now in camp, except for defender Heath Pearce, who plays for FC Nordsjślland in Denmark, comes from MLS. Arena is expected to call on Americans based in Europe for a pair of games in Germany -- March 1 against Poland in Kaiserslautern and March 22 against Germany in Dortmund.

The current roster for the U.S. men's training camp in Carson, Calif. (all teams are from Major League Soccer unless otherwise noted):

Goalkeepers (4): Brad Guzan (Chivas USA), Kevin Hartman (Los Angeles Galaxy), Matt Reis (New England Revolution), Zach Wells (MetroStars).

Defenders (7): Bobby Boswell (D.C. United, MLS), Jimmy Conrad (Kansas City Wizards) Todd Dunivant (Los Angeles), Frankie Hejduk (Columbus Crew), Ugo Ihemelu (Los Angeles), Heath Pearce (FC Nordsjślland, Denmark), Eddie Pope (Real Salt Lake).

Midfielders (9): Brian Carroll (D.C. United), Clint Dempsey (New England), Landon Donovan (Los Angeles), Chris Klein (Kansas City), Kyle Martino (Columbus), Pat Noonan (New England), Ben Olsen (D.C. United), Santino Quaranta (D.C. United), Kerry Zavagnin (Kansas City).

Forwards (6): Brian Ching (Houston 1836), Nate Jaqua (Chicago Fire), Eddie Johnson (FC Dallas), Chris Rolfe (Chicago), Taylor Twellman (New England), Josh Wolff (Kansas City).

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