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.
US U-20 defender Will Packwood received good news this week when he was named to Birmingham's first team roster for the new season.
Packwood, 19, has been a regular with Birmingham City's reserve team but he has yet to make a first team appearance for Birmingham City but he did make the bench on one occasion last year during an FA Cup match against Chelsea. Prior to the start of last year, he signed a two year professional contract.
Terrence Boyd scored a stunner for Rapid Vienna as they faced off against Michael Bradley and AS Roma in a pre-season friendly yesterday.
Michael Bradley's debut for the Giallorossi came in Austria as a tune up before heading to the United States to continue their pre-season, but it ended up being Terrence Boyd who was the star of the show. Roma took the lead in the 14th minute after a terrible mental lapse from Harald Pichler resulted in giving away possession only 12 yards from goal to Miralem Pjanic, who immediately placed a near-penalty kick to the far post.