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More bad luck for Gatt and Ashe
by Paul Kennedy, June 30th, 2013 9:26PM

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TAGS:  americans abroad, gold cup, houston dynamo, men's national team

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[GOLD CUP COUNTDOWN] With eight days to go before the opener against Belize, injuries to two U.S. players put their participation in the Gold Cup in doubt. And both Joshua Gatt and Corey Ashe have a history of bad luck with their U.S. call-ups.

Gatt was being evaluated Sunday by doctors after he injured a knee Saturday in Norwegian champion Molde's 3-1 win over Sarpsborg. He was supposed to play for the USA in Olympic qualifying last year but had to withdraw just days before the start of the Concacaf U-23 tournament with a hamstring injury.

Ashe injured his knee in the Houston Dynamo's 2-0 loss to the New York Red Bulls on Sunday. He had been called into the national team for its recent match with Belgium in Cleveland but was forced to withdraw from the training camp after suffering a groin strain.

Neither would have been considered an automatic choice to start at the Gold Cup. At least Joe Corona and Alejandro Bedoya would have been ahead of Gatt on the right side of midfield, and DaMarcus Beasley -- the lone starter on from the June qualifiers in the Gold Cup team -- and Edgar Castillo are the first two choices at left back, ahead of Ashe.

If Ashe and Gatt have to withdraw, U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann does not have many options.

All but three of the other eligible field players are MLS players he agreed with MLS not to use for group play at the Gold Cup because of their recent participation in World Cup qualifying or players he won't take because of their unsettled club situations.

The short list of the short list, so to speak, would seem to consist of only Benny Feilhaber (Sporting Kansas City), Alan Gordon (San Jose Earthquakes) and Bobby Wood (1860 Munich, Germany).

U.S. Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake).
Not called up: Tally Hall (Houston Dynamo)

DEFENDERS (8): Corey Ashe (Houston Dynamo), DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Tony Beltran (Real Salt Lake), Edgar Castillo (Tijuana), Clarence Goodson (Brondby), Oguchi Onyewu (Malaga), Michael Orozco Fiscal (Puebla), Michael Parkhurst (Augsburg).
Not called up: Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Carlos Bocanegra (Racing Santander, Spain), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders),  Omar Gonzalez (Los Angeles Galaxy).

MIDFIELDERS (7): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (Helsingborg), Joe Corona (Tijuana), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Joshua Gatt (Molde FK), Stuart Holden (Bolton Wanderers), Jose Torres (Tigres).
Not called up: Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Benny Feilhaber (Sporting Kansas City), Brek Shea (Stoke City, England), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City).

FORWARDS (5): Will Bruin (Houston Dynamo), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Herculez Gomez (Tijuana), Jack McInerney (Philadelphia Union), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes).
Not called up: Alan Gordon (San Jose Earthquakes), Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders), Bobby Wood (1860 Munich, Germany).

Note: Four players not called up from short list can join the team for the quarterfinals.

U.S. Schedule:
July 9 -- USA vs. Belize 8 p.m. PT JELD-WEN Field, Portland, Ore. FOX Soccer
July 13 -- USA vs. Cuba 1:30 p.m. MT Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, Utah FOX
July 16 -- USA vs. Costa Rica 8 p.m. ET Rentschler Field, East Hartford, Conn. FOX Soccer



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