[UKRAINE-USA] Michael Bradley
, Mix Diskerud
and Tim Ream
have all withdrawn for the U.S. national team scheduled to start gathering Sunday in Frankfurt, Germany, ahead of the friendly match against Ukraine Wednesday in Larnaca,
Bradley scored his first goal of preseason for Toronto FC on Saturday but will stay behind to receive treatment for what was described as a "minor issue" in order to be ready for
Toronto's MLS opener on March 15. Diskerud, whose Norwegian club Rosenborg has yet to start the 2014 season, is returning to full fitness following a right hip injury suffered 10 days ago. Ream was
excused for personal reasons.
The three players won't be replaced, leaving the USA with only 20 players eligible to dress on Wednesday. U.S.
Roster: GOALKEEPERS (3):
Cody Cropper (Southampton), Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton). DEFENDERS (6):
John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Edgar Castillo (Club Tijuana), Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt), Oguchi Onyewu (Sheffield Wednesday), Will Packwood
(Birmingham City). MIDFIELDERS (6):
Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim), Jermaine Jones (Besiktas), Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht), Brek
Shea (Barnsley), Danny Williams (Reading). FORWARDS (6):
Juan Agudelo (FC Utrecht), Jozy Altidore (Sunderland), Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna), Clint
Dempsey (Seattle Sounders), Julian Green (Bayern Munich), Aron Johannsson (AZ)