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USA and Guatemala both short-handed
by Paul Kennedy, October 15th, 2012 12:48AM
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[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.

U.S. ROSTER:
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).

GUATEMALA ROSTER:
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).



8 comments
  1. Walt Pericciuoli
    commented on: October 15, 2012 at 10:10 a.m.
    By not bringing in replacements,what point are we trying to make?
  1. Servando Rios
    commented on: October 15, 2012 at 11:16 a.m.
    USA in limbo of not qualifying should they loose and Jamaica goal Antigua by a good margin!! Should of called up Torres just in case.
  1. Tyler Dennis
    commented on: October 15, 2012 at 11:45 a.m.
    Get ready for Guatemala to give Bocanegra a heavy dose of work. He's a weak link on the outside.
  1. John Hooper
    commented on: October 15, 2012 at 12:54 p.m.
    I'm with Walt. What's the point of not calling in replacements players? Even if Klinsmann thinks it's too late to call in Europe-based players because of the flight times, why not call up MLS or Mexico-based guys. What about Greg Garza at Tijuana, for instance? Or Orozco? Maybe they're not starter material, but they can sit on the bench and fill in just in case someone else goes down injured, can't they?
  1. Paul Estrada
    commented on: October 15, 2012 at 2:47 p.m.
    No reason for Guatemala to win. A draw sees both through. I might expect both teams to be cautious.
  1. Bret Newman
    commented on: October 15, 2012 at 5:23 p.m.
    Paul, do you think the Guatemalan players will share hot tamales with our players too.
  1. Scott O'connor
    commented on: October 15, 2012 at 6:45 p.m.
    I think it would be wise to allow Guatemala to get to the hex. Jamaica can be scary and we really don't match up well with their speed. Jamaica could make the World Cup, Guatemala can't. Who would you rather have in the hex?
  1. Walt Pericciuoli
    commented on: October 16, 2012 at 10:17 a.m.
    Scott, the USA.

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