Claudio Reyna's hamstring is feeling fit, and Ronaldo's blisters are healed.
The United States captain and the Brazilian star may be ready for the beginning of the World Cup, but the status of other prominent players remains in question as the tournament's Friday kickoff approaches.
Germany captain Michael Ballack has a strained right calf, though both he and the team's staff are optimistic the star midfielder will play Friday against Costa Rica. He felt some pain in his calf after a 3-0 win over Colombia last week, but didn't tell team officials until Monday.
``It's nagging, but we'll get it under control," said Ballack, who has 31 goals in 65 games for Germany.
``Everything will be done to get him ready for Friday's game," assistant coach Joachim Loew said. ``We hope that he can train with the team again soon."
The nation of England, meanwhile, is holding its collective breath regarding the fate of Wayne Rooney, who is recovering from a broken foot.
A double dose of encouraging news came yesterday. The star striker trained with the team during its first session in Germany. He practiced free kicks and also put considerable pressure on his right foot.
Fans back in England also saw promising images when photographs taken Monday showing Rooney doing a scissor-kick volley with his injured foot appeared in the British newspapers. England has until Friday to determine if the 20-year-old will be able to play in Germany.
``I know it's big news, he's a big football player, but let's wait until tomorrow," England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson said. ``I will take a decision after that . . . It's up to the surgeons, the doctors, the specialists, but I've always said I think he will be ready."
Reyna certainly appears ready. He played Monday night in a closed-door scrimmage against Angola, his first game action since injuring his right hamstring against Morocco May 23.
``Now it's just full steam ahead," he said yesterday.
Ronaldo was back on the practice field, too, two days after blisters on his feet caused him to miss the second half of a 4-0 win over New Zealand.
``There are no problems anymore," team doctor Jose Luiz Runco said.
Italy defender Gianluca Zambrotta will miss his team's opening match against Ghana on Monday with a strained right thigh. Zambrotta hopes to be back for the match against the US next week. The Italians are still unsure if defender Alessandro Nesta, who has an injured right thigh, will be available against Ghana.