Gold Cup: USA forced to make another change

Duane Holmes became the second player to drop out of the U.S. team for the Gold Cup since its 23-player roster was finalized.

The Derby County midfielder was forced to withdraw after re-aggravating a left quadriceps strain he suffered prior to the end of his club season in England.

U.S. national team head coach Gregg Berhalter called in Chicago Fire midfielder Djordje Mihailovic to replace Holmes. Mihailovic debuted for the USA in January and has earned three caps, starting most recently in the 1-0 loss to Jamaica.

Earlier in the week, Tyler Adams dropped out with a groin injury and was replaced by Reggie Cannon.

John Brooks, DeAndre Yedlin and Ethan Horvath, who all started for Berhalter in March, all were scratches because of late-season injuries suffered with their European clubs.

U.S. Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (3): 12-Sean Johnson (New York City FC; 7/0), 22-Tyler Miller (LAFC; 0/0), 1-Zack Steffen (Columbus Crew; 10/0)
DEFENDERS (8): 14-Reggie Cannon (FC Dallas; 2/0), 3-Omar Gonzalez (Toronto FC; 50/3), 2-Nick Lima (San Jose Earthquakes; 4/0), 23-Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls; 6/0), 16-Daniel Lovitz (Montreal Impact/CAN; 5/0), 19-Matt Miazga (Chelsea/ENG; 14/1), 13-Tim Ream (Fulham/ENG; 30/1), 5-Walker Zimmerman (LAFC; 7/2)
MIDFIELDERS (6): 4-Michael Bradley (Toronto FC; 145/17), 8-Weston McKennie (Schalke 04/GER; 9/1), 20-Djordje Mihailovic (Chicago Fire; 3/1), 10-Christian Pulisic (Chelsea/ENG; 25/10), 15-Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders; 11/0), 6-Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew; 17/0)
FORWARDS (6): 17-Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC; 111/41), 7-Paul Arriola (D.C. United; 23/3), 21-Tyler Boyd (Vitória Guimareas/POR; 1/0), 18-Jonathan Lewis (Colorado Rapids; 4/0), 11-Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders; 28/5), 9-Gyasi Zardes (Columbus Crew; 45/7)
Note: In parentheses are caps and goals.

3 comments about "Gold Cup: USA forced to make another change".
  1. Wooden Ships, June 16, 2019 at 9:16 a.m.

    I like Mahailovic, technical and can move the ball centrally with purpose. A couple tough outings recently but I believe he’s a player to  move forward with. 

  2. Bob Ashpole replied, June 16, 2019 at 12:54 p.m.

    He impressed me too, with his poise on the ball. Ideally every player should have that.

  3. Kevin Leahy, June 16, 2019 at 5:13 p.m.

    Don't understand these players moves. Didn't G.B. say that Sargent was the last sent home. Altidore is the only player in camp that would be considered a box player. This decision making makes everyone second guess this guy.

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