As expected, the USA made significant changes in its roster from the team that beat Bolivia, 3-0, on Monday night for the matches against Ireland on Saturday in Dublin and France on June 9 in
U.S. coach Dave Sarachan
has brought in 10 new players -- four from MLS, six from teams in Europe and Mexico -- and released seven players, including Christian
, whose only appearance will have been his Pennsylvania homecoming against Bolivia.
Sarachan called up:
-- Goalkeepers Zack Steffen
-- Defenders Shaq Moore
, Tim Parker
and DeAndre Yedlin
-- Midfielders Tyler Adams
, Luca de la Torre
, Kenny Saief
-- Forward Bobby Wood
Six of them -- Steffen, Yedlin, Adams, Saief, Trapp and Wood -- started in the 1-0 win over Paraguay in March
players who departed:
-- Goalkeepers Alex Bono
and Ethan Horvath
-- Defenders Matt Olosunde
and Walker Zimmerman
-- Midfielders Alejandro
, Lynden Gooch
Only Horvath and Guido (who was injured) did not play against Bolivia.
Of the players who started in the 1-0 win over Paraguay,
only Toronto FC midfielder Marky Delgado
. He did not dress on Friday for TFC in its 1-0 loss to FC Dallas. U.S.
Bill Hamid (FC Midtjylland/DEN; 5/0), Zack Steffen (Columbus Crew; 2/0), William Yarbrough (Leon/MEX; 3/0). DEFENDERS (9):
Carter-Vickers (Tottenham/ENG; 2/0), Eric Lichaj (Nott. Forest/ENG; 15/1), Matt Miazga (Chelsea/ENG; 5/1), Shaq Moore (Levante/ESP; 0/0), Erik Palmer-Brown (Man. City/ENG; 1/0), Tim Parker (NY Red
Bulls; 0/0), Antonee Robinson (Everton/ENG; 1/0), Jorge Villafana (Santos Laguna/MEX; 17/0), DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United/ENG; 50/0). MIDFIELDERS (10):
Tyler Adams (New York Red
Bulls; 3/0), Joe Corona (Club America/MEX; 21/3), Luca de la Torre (Fulham/ENG; 0/0) Julian Green (VfB Stuttgart/GER; 9/3), Weston McKennie (Schalke 04/GER; 2/1), Keaton Parks (Benfica/POR; 1/0),
Rubio Rubin (Tijuana/MEX; 6/0), Kenny Saief (Anderlecht/BEL; 2/0), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew SC; 4/0), Tim Weah (Paris SG/FRA; 2/1) FORWARDS (3):
Andrija Novakovich (Reading/ENG; 2/0),
Josh Sargent (Werder Bremen/GER; 1/1), Bobby Wood (Hamburg/GER; 37/11).