U.S. men's roster: Jesse Gonzalez replaces injured Zack Steffen

Zack Steffen, the current No. 1 on the U.S. depth chart in goal, will miss the upcoming friendlies against Ecuador and Chile due to a minor knee injury.

He was diagnosed with the injury following the Columbus Crew's 1-0 win over FC Dallas on Saturday.

Uncapped FC Dallas goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez replaced Steffen on the 24-player squad that is in the Orlando area to prepare for the match against Ecuador on Thursday at Orlando City Stadium.

Gonzalez, a product of the FC Dallas academy program, played for Mexico at the youth level but filed a one-time change of association before the 2017 Gold Cup to permanently tie him to the United States. His last appearance on the roster was for the USA’s 1-1 draw against Portugal in its first game under interim coach Dave Sarachan.

GOALKEEPERS (3):
Jesse Gonzalez (FC Dallas; 0/-)
Ethan Horvath (Club Brugge, BEL; 3/-)
Sean Johnson (New York City FC; 6/-)

DEFENDERS (8):
John Brooks (Wolfsburg, GER; 36/3)
Omar Gonzalez (Atlas, MEX; 48/3)
Nick Lima (San Jose Earthquakes; 2/0)
Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls; 4/0)
Daniel Lovitz (Montreal Impact; 2/0)
Matt Miazga (Reading, ENG; 11/1)
Tim Ream (Fulham, ENG; 26/1)
DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United, ENG; 57/0)

MIDFIELDERS (7):
Tyler Adams (RB Leipzig, GER; 9/1)
Michael Bradley (Toronto FC; 143/17)
Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy; 7/2)
Weston McKennie (Schalke, GER; 7/1)
Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund, GER; 23/9)
Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders; 7/0)
Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew SC; 13/0)

FORWARDS (6):
Paul Arriola (D.C. United; 19/3)
Corey Baird (Real Salt Lake; 2/0)
Jonathan Lewis (New York City FC; 2/0)
Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders; 25/5)
Christian Ramirez (LAFC; 2/1)
Gyasi Zardes (Columbus Crew; 42/6)
2 comments about "U.S. men's roster: Jesse Gonzalez replaces injured Zack Steffen".
  1. Mark Buckley, March 18, 2019 at 2:13 p.m.

    Bill Hamid?

  2. Andrew Megas, March 18, 2019 at 4:10 p.m.

    Hamid deserves a call up. Clean sheet through 3 DCU matches. Maybe Gold Cup.

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