[WORLD CUP 2014 QUALIFYING: Concacaf]The U.S. roster for Tuesday's World Cup 2014 qualifier against Guatemala (TV: ESPN2, Telefutura, 7 p.m. ET) is down to 19 players -- four less than the game-day limit. Fabian Johnson, who remained in Germany with the flu last week, will not be brought into Kansas City for the Group A finale, as was hoped for. Fellow German-American Jermaine Jones picked up his second yellow card on Friday and is suspended for the game. About the only good news is that Guatemala isn't in much better shape ...
U.S. Soccer announced no plans to replace Johnson or Jones. Foreign-based players who could have been called in included Eric Lichaj of Aston Villa and Jose Torres of Pachuca.
Already out were Landon Donovan, Brek Shea and Edgar Castillo.
Jones, who had been ailing, did not start against Antigua & Barbuda, while Johnson was replaced by captain Carlos Bocanegra at left back.
Guatemala arrived in Kansas City Saturday night without three starting defenders from its first game against the USA. Carlos Gallardo, Elias Vasquezand Luis Rodriguez are all injured. In addition, Guatemalan-Colombian playmaker Alejandro Galindo injured his knee in training with his club, Independiente de Santa Fe, and has been sidelined since August.
Guatemala stars Carlos Ruiz and Marco Pappa both carried yellow cards into Friday's game against Jamaica but did not pick up cards.
GOALKEEPERS (3):Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake).
DEFENDERS (6):Carlos Bocanegra (Racing Santander), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover 96), Maurice Edu (Stoke City), Clarence Goodson (Brondby), Michael Parkhurst (FC Nordsjaelland).
MIDFIELDERS (6): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Michael Bradley (Roma), Joe Corona (Tijuana), Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht), Danny Williams (Hoffenheim), Graham Zusi (Sporting KC).
FORWARDS (4):Clint Dempsey (Tottenham), Herculez Gomez (Santos), Alan Gordon (San Jose Earthquakes), Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders).
GOALKEEPERS (3): Jaime Carbajal (Universidad de San Carlos), Cristian Alvarez (Municipal), Ricardo Jerez (Marquense)
DEFENDERS (6):Rafael Gonzalez (Malacateco), Ruben Morales (Coban Imperial), Erwin Morales (Comunicaciones), Claudio Albizuris (Municipal), Jonathan Wilson (Marquense), Lalin Lopez (Marquense)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Manuel Leon (Xelaju), Wilfred Velasquez (Comunicaciones), Carlos Figueroa (Comunicaciones), Jose Manuel Contreras (Comunicaciones), Sergio Trujillo (Municipal), Marco Tulio Ciani (Universidad de San Carlos), Gonzalo Romero (Marquense), Marco Pappa (Heerenveen/NED)
FORWARDS (6): Minor Ignacio Lopez (La Serena/CHL), Dwight Pezzarossi (Comunicaciones), Lester Ruiz (Suchitepequez), Mario Rodriguez (Municipal), Henry Lopez (unattached), Carlos Ruiz (unattached).