JAMIE HILL - Friday, August 5, 2011
The USSF announced on Friday that FC Dallas defender Zach Loyd will replace Timothy Chandler on the roster for the August 10 friendly against Mexico.

Chandler suffered a minor knee injury in training with Nurnberg on Wednesday, which was enough to put his participation in Nurnberg's weekend opener and the midweek US friendly in doubt.

Loyd, a second year MLS player, will get the chance to make his second appearance for the US. He earned his first cap in January against Chile.

The Tulsa, Oklahoma native has quickly become a cornerstone of Dallas' defense. While Loyd typically lines up at right back for the Hoops, he has demonstrated his versatility by also appearing at center back, left back, and central midfield.

Former US manager Bob Bradley took advantage of Loyd's positional flexibility by deploying him at left back in his national team debut.

Loyd will be joined in Philadelphia by his FC Dallas teammate, Brek Shea.
Sunday August 7, 2011 10:19 pm
I don't understand why would he be waiting for a call from Germany, they have soo many options at the back its ridiculous! Chandler is good don't get me wrong but I wouldn't begin to think he is waiting on they're call...or to switch alliances. So, I believe what they're saying is true, he did not play this weekend either...Besides why risk playing a pointless friendly?
Sunday August 7, 2011 8:06 pm
Yeah I know, I had it right before that part. I just worded it weird and didn''t catch it. What I meant was that they can ask to not release the players is what I was getting at. Most coaches heed the word of the club because it is important to have an amicable working relationship. If this was an important match ie not friendly then I could see everyone getting upset. If he plays in one in September than it's fine. We need to use these games to get looks at everyone which is what I think Klinsmann is planning on doing.
Sunday August 7, 2011 7:16 pm
Jared, Nberg actually could not deny the release of any player for a continental championship. They had no say in the matter. Bradley did them a favor. This is twice now
Sunday August 7, 2011 12:43 pm
Why is everyone blaming Chandler? BB said that the reason that Chandler did not make it into the GC of because it was a request of Nurnberg (you know the team that pays his salary and has rights to deny the release of a player) because of fatigue. The reason they denied it again is because if he is carrying a knock then they don't want him injuring it in a pointless friendly instead one of their league games. I for one, am happy for him to stay out, he was splitting time between the first team and the reserves last year, let him solidy his spot on the first team which benefits US, and call him in at a later date. It's being reported anyway that because of missing this game, he promised to play in the Belgium game and I believe the Costa Rica game also.
Pete Cardillo
Saturday August 6, 2011 3:00 pm
played 90 today, drawing team high 6 fouls. That doesn't sound like he's carrying a knock. Klinsi needs to close the deal - rap the deutsch klinsi. Alles gut hoffenlich
Saturday August 6, 2011 12:58 pm
Of course Chandler played for Nurnberg. I was sure that he will. Because those excuses are not for the 1st time it looks very suspicious.
Saturday August 6, 2011 2:08 am
I think that Chandler is making an excuse again ,, probably he got hopes with the germany team ,, but he has to say if USA is the country he is going to play ,no more excuses even he is injury he should come to bond with the teammates,, just said in public that you want to play with our team.

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