Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
More bad luck for Gatt and Ashe
by Paul Kennedy, June 30th, 2013 9:26PM

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

MOST COMMENTED

[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



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Houston switches USL PRO partners for 2015 season    
The Houston Dynamo will team up with the Charleston Battery as its USL PRO affiliate in ...
Bradenton and Austin to host MLS preseason events    
Eight clubs will take part in the inaugural IMG Suncoast Pro Classic Feb. 16-28 at IMG ...
TV Report: EPL Breakaway set for New Year's Day    
NBCSN will present its first-ever Premier League Breakaway --  a special two-hour show featuring RedZone-like live ...
MLS Trade Central: Monday's deals    
The Chicago Fire signed Indiana University defender Patrick Doody as the club's sixth Homegrown Player. In ...
No time to end the one thing I love to do    
Taylor Leach, a two-time first-team All-SEC defender, led the University of South Carolina to the quarterfinals ...
The Good, the Bad and -- holiday greeting cards    
Europe in a nutshell: A goal of the month volley from Italy, a dive of the ...
Gall and Gooch lead U.S. U-20s past Honduras    
The U.S. under-20 national team wrapped up its trip to San Pedro Sula with a second ...
Brazil captures women's tourney ahead of USA    
Brazil won the Torneio Internacional da Brasilia when it tied the USA, 0-0, before 11,000 fans ...
Claudio Lopez returns to Rapids as director of soccer    
Claudio Lopez, who played for Argentina in the 1998 and 2002 World Cups, has returned to ...
What They're Saying: Tim Howard    
"I think the MLS have probably made their own problem. New York is owned by Manchester ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives