Stefan Frei withdraws from U.S. camp with ankle injury

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Jennifer Buchanan
The Sounders goalkeeper becomes the second injury casualty of January camp, following Bill Hamid.

U.S. Soccer has announced that goalkeeper Stefan Frei has withdrawn from men's national team January camp after suffering a right ankle sprain. 

LA Galaxy goalkeeper Brian Rowe has been called in to replace the Sounders shot stopper, joining Real Salt Lake’s Nick Rimando, the San Jose Earthquakes’ David Bingham and the New York Red Bulls’ Luis Robles in camp.

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Frei becomes the second U.S. goalkeeper to withdraw from camp with injury, after Bill Hamid departed with a knee injury earlier in the week

The Swiss-born Frei is not yet eligible to represent the U.S. in matches, as he completes the final stages of acquiring his American citizenship. 

The U.S. faces Serbia in a friendly on Jan. 29 in San Diego, before taking on Jamaica in another friendly in Chattanooga, Tennessee on Feb. 3. 

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