Jurgen Klinsmann has one less player at his disposal Wednesday in Sarajevo.
Defender Michael Orozco Fiscal was forced to withdraw from the U.S. national team's roster for the upcoming friendly against Bosnia-Herzegovina after suffering a hamstring injury in Puebla's match against Veracruz. Orozco Fiscal, who just signed a new deal with Puebla, was taken off in the 89th minute of the 0-0 draw, Puebla's fourth tie in five games in the young Apertura campaign.
According to U.S. Soccer, no replacement will be brought in, so Klinsmann will enter the match with a 22-man roster and only Geoff Cameron, Tim Ream and first-time call-up John Anthony Brooks as true center back options. The other defenders on the roster are fullbacks Michael Parkhurst, Edgar Castillo and Brad Evans. Reading midfielder Danny Williams has played defense in a limited capacity as well and could be called upon.
It was during last August's international fixture date that the 27-year-old Orozco Fiscal etched his name in U.S. Soccer lore, scoring the game-winning goal in the final stages of the USA's historic 1-0 victory over Mexico at Estadio Azteca, the first victory for the Americans on Mexican soil. He has nine caps and two goals in his international career.