Fulham duo Brian McBride and Carlos Bocanegra have been called up by United States manager Bruce Arena for the forthcoming friendly against England in Chicago.

McBride, who finished the Barclays Premiership season with six goals in nine games for the Cottagers, is the most experienced member of the squad with 85 caps to his name and will be playing in his home town if he features in the match.

Bocanegra will also be on familiar territory at Soldier Field, having signed for Fulham from Chicago Fire in January last year.

Reading midfielder Bobby Convey and goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann join them in the squad, but there is no place for Manchester City’s Claudio Reyna or Manchester United’s Tim Howard.

The US play England on May 28, with the friendly serving as a warm-up for their World Cup qualifiers against Costa Rica and Panama in early June.

USA squad to face England: Marcus Hahnemann (Reading), Kasey Keller (Borussia Monchengladbach), Zach Thornton (Chicago Fire), Gregg Berhalter (Energie Cottbus), Carlos Bocanegra (Fulham), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover 96), Cory Gibbs (Feyenoord), Oguchi Onyewu (Standard Liege), Greg Vanney (FC Dallas), Bobby Convey (Reading), Clint Dempsey (New England Revolution), Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy), Pablo Mastroeni (Colorado Rapids), John O’Brien (ADO Den Haag), Steve Ralston (New England Revolution), Clyde Simms (DC United), Conor Casey (FSV Mainz), Eddie Johnson (FC Dallas), Brian McBride (Fulham).