[USA MEN] U.S. national team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has added four players -- Tijuana midfielder Joe Corona, Houston Dynamo midfielder Brad Davis, San Jose Earthquakes defender Clarence Goodson and Tigres midfielder Jose Torres -- to the roster for Tuesday's World Cup qualifier against Mexico.
They replace Jozy Altidore, Matt Besler and Geoff Cameron -- all serving one-match suspensions for
yellow cards picked up Friday night against Costa Rica -- Michael Bradley, who has been ruled out after suffering a left ankle sprain during warm-ups prior to
the start of the Costa Rica game, and John Brooks, who has been released back to his German club, Hertha Berlin.
Of the four players brought in,
Goodson is the most likely player to start, in place of Besler. The only other center back in camp is Michael Orozco, who started at right back against Costa
Torres played the first half Saturday night in Tigres' 3-3 tie with Guadalajara. Corona dressed but did not play in Tijuana's 3-0 win over Veracruz. Both Goodson and Davis were
scheduled to play Sunday in MLS.
One player who did not get a call is Belgium-based Sacha Kljestan, who is spending the weekend in New York.
The 22 players in camp are one short of the maximum a team is allowed to dress for a World Cup qualifier.
Bradley had an MRI Saturday afternoon, and a full evaluation will be
complete Sunday. He sprained his ankle when the turf at the Estadio Nacional gave way under his planting foot as he was completing shooting practice.
Hertha Berlin had said earlier in the
week that Brooks would be released after the Costa Rica match.
GOALKEEPERS (3): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
DEFENDERS (6): DaMarcus
Beasley (Puebla), Edgar Castillo (Tijuana), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Clarence Goodson (San Jose Earthquakes), Michael Orozco (Puebla), Michael Parkhurst (Augsburg)
MIDFIELDERS (9): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Joe Corona (Tijuana), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim),
Jermaine Jones (Schalke), Jose Torres (Tigres), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
FORWARDS (4): Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders), Landon Donovan (LA
Galaxy), Aron Johannsson (AZ), Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders).