USMNT: Arriola called up, four players depart

Tijuana midfielder Paul Arriola joined to the U.S. national team for its World Cup  2018 qualifier against Panama Tuesday in Panama City, and four players -- including Sebastian Lletget and John Brooks, who both started in the 6-0 win over Honduras -- departed.

Lletget injured his foot minutes after scoring the opening goal against Honduras. Brooks is suffering from a sinus infection that required he exit the Honduras game in the second half.

Arriola can step into the position on the right side of midfield at which Lletget started. Alejandro Bedoya replaced Lletget on Friday night.

U.S. Soccer also announced that Jordan Morris (ankle injury) and Michael Orozco (knee injury) also returned to their clubs.

U.S. Roster
GOALKEEPERS (3): David Bingham (San Jose Earthquakes), Tim Howard (Colorado Rapids), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake).
DEFENDERS (8): DaMarcus Beasley (Houston Dynamo), Matt Besler (Sporting KC), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City/ENG), Omar Gonzalez (Pachuca/MEX), Tim Ream (Fulham/ENG), Jorge Villafana (Santos/MEX), Walker Zimmerman (FC Dallas), Graham Zusi (Sporting KC).
MIDFIELDERS (9): Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas), Paul Arriola (Tijuana/MEX), Alejandro Bedoya (Philadelphia Union), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Jermaine Jones (LA Galaxy), Sacha Kljestan (NY Red Bulls), Dax McCarty (Chicago Fire), Darlington Nagbe (Portland Timbers), Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund/GER).
FORWARDS (3): Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes).
2 comments about "USMNT: Arriola called up, four players depart".
  1. E Velazquez, March 26, 2017 at 11:38 a.m.

    Please NO wondolowsky, he has no ball control and he is a finished player, too old to be in the roster.

  2. Vince Leone, March 27, 2017 at 12:53 p.m.

    If it's a sinus infection that's keeping Brooks from going to Panama, why did he come off the field on Friday? I don't think a sinus infection suddenly rendered him almost unable to walk.

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