Orozco replaces Gonzalez at training camp
[USA MEN] Puebla defender Michael Orozco was named as the replacement for LA Galaxy defender Omar Gonzalez on the U.S. national team preparing for Friday's World Cup 2014 qualifier against Jamaica in Kansas City, Kan. Gonzalez left Sunday's Galaxy game against Chivas USA at
halftime with what was diagnosed as a left hip strain.
Orozco's only appearance in the Hexagonal came Sept. 6 when he started at right back in the 3-1 loss to Costa Rica. His other four
appearances in 2013 were at center back during the Gold Cup.
Orozco, who has 10 caps, had not been called into any qualifiers in 2013 until the Costa Rica game, but he impressed Klinsmann
with his play during the Gold Cup and on the right side of Puebla's three-man backline this season in Mexico's Liga MX.
The other center back option -- Clarence Goodson -- suffered an ankle injury that kept him out of the San Jose Earthquakes' last MLS game but he should play in their key match Wednesday night against Colorado. The
Quakes are off this weekend so he could every well be called in for the Panama game on Tuesday. John Brooks, who made his debut against Bosnia-Herzegovina, is
sidelined with a dislocated elbow.
The likely central defense starters on Friday are Geoff Cameron and Matt
Hexagonal center back pairings:
USA-Costa Rica: Gonzalez-Goodson
Costa Rica-USA: Gonzalez-Besler
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