With injuries to multiple Americans before World Cup qualification dates, Jurgen Klinsmann will undoubtedly be looking for replacements to fill voids.
The issues began when Landon Donovan (knee) and Brek Shea (abdominal strain) were both announced to be unfit for the upcoming matches against Antigua and Barbuda and Guatemala. Shea was likely to see time at left midfield, at least according to the players selected and where he would best fit in. Donovan would have seen time at forward or central midfield, depending how Klinsmann decided to situate his attackers.
So the USMNT roster is now out and the big story of course is the absence of Jozy Altidore.
Speaking to the media after the roster announcement US head coach Jurgen Klinsmann expressed frustration with Altidore over his performance the past 14 months with the US national team and also in the team's practices.
Brad Friedel's record streak of Premier League starts came to an end on Sunday.
Coming into Sunday's game, Friedel had started 310 consecutive Premier League games playing will Blackburn, Aston Villa, and Tottenham. But on Sunday, Tottenham coach Andre Villas-Boas elected to start French international Hugo Lloris over Friedel.
After missing nearly three weeks due to injury, Michael Bradley trained with AS Rome‘s senior squad Monday morning.
Bradley, who has been nursing an injured thigh since August 28th, started conditioning drills a week ago but resumed practicing with the rest of the group today along with fellow midfielders Danielle de Rossi and Francesco Totti, who also missed out due to minor injuries.
Carlos Bocanegra will return as USMNT captain on Tuesday
In today's press conference, US national team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann revealed the status update on some regulars.
Steve Cherundolo missed the game against Jamaica on Friday because of a calf strain but Klinsmann today said that the long-time veteran right back would be able to play on Tuesday night in the rematch against Jamaica.
The US national team is set to open camp next week for important qualifiers and already there are injury concerns.
Yesterday YA received independent confirmation that Tijuana left back Edgar Castillo suffered a foot injury that is expected to keep him out for a few weeks. While he might be ready for the September 11 qualifier against Jamaica in Columbus, his status remains doubtful.