[USA SPOTLIGHT] Already without its two best attacking midfielders, Jose Torres (sidelined with a broken foot) and Stuart Holden (recuperating from another knee surgery), the USA will be without Landon Donovan for the upcoming matches against Honduras Saturday and Ecuador three days later because of a strained right quadriceps.
Edson Buddle, who scored two more goals for German second division club FC Ingolstadt on Friday, will replace Donovan on the roster.
Donovan was injured in the Los Angeles Galaxy's 2-1 win over Real Salt Lake. He will remain in Los Angeles to receive treatment.
His national team career (46 goals in 138 games) has been remarkably free of injury.
Despite coming off early in Birmingham City's game on Sunday with a bruised knee, Jonathan Spector joined the national team at its base in Miami, where it will begin training on Tuesday.
GOALKEEPERS (3): Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Tim Howard (Everton), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
DEFENDERS (7): Carlos Bocanegra (Rangers), Timmy Chandler (Nuremberg), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover 96), Oguchi Onyewu (Sporting Lisbon), Michael Orozco Fiscal (San Luis), Tim Ream (New York Red Bulls), Jonathan Spector (Birmingham City)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Michael Bradley (Chievo Verona), Clint Dempsey (Fulham), Maurice Edu (Rangers), Jeff Larentowicz (Colorado Rapids), Brek Shea (FC Dallas), Danny Williams (Hoffenheim)
FORWARDS (5): Juan Agudelo (New York Red Bulls), Jozy Altidore (AZ), DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Edson Buddle (FC Ingolstadt), Teal Bunbury (Sporting KC)