U.S. makes several roster changes ahead of Panama match
The U.S. national team has added Club Tijuana midfielder Paul Arriola to its roster ahead of Tuesday's World Cup qualifier in Panama, and sent John Brooks, Michael Orozco, Sebastian Lletget and Jordan Morris back to their respective clubs.
Lletget opened the scoring in Friday night's 6-0 win over Honduras, but had to depart the game in the 18th minute with a left foot injury after taking a heavy challenge. He will be evaluated further in Los Angeles.
Brooks was also removed from Friday's game after being named in the starting XI. The center back departed in the 70th minute while suffering the effects of a sinus infection.
Morris (right ankle) and Orozco (right knee) carried injuries into the match in San Jose, Calif. and did not dress.
After the big win over the Catrachos, the U.S. takes on Panama on Tuesday night in Panama City. Coverage begins at 10 p.m. ET on beIN Sports, Telemundo and NBC Universo.
Full U.S. roster (Club; WCQ Caps/Goals):
GOALKEEPERS (3): David Bingham (San Jose Earthquakes; 0/0), Tim Howard (Colorado Rapids; 34/0), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake; 0/0)
DEFENDERS (8): DaMarcus Beasley (Houston Dynamo; 33/6), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City; 10/1), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City/ENG; 20/2), Omar Gonzalez (Pachuca/MEX; 13/0), Tim Ream (Fulham/ENG; 3/0), Jorge Villafaña (Santos Laguna/MEX; 1/0), Walker Zimmerman (FC Dallas; 0/0), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City; 16/3)
MIDFIELDERS (9): Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas; 1/0), Paul Arriola (Club Tijuana/MEX; 1/1), Alejandro Bedoya (Philadelphia Union; 7/0), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC/CAN; 32/6), Jermaine Jones (LA Galaxy; 16/0), Sacha Kljestan (New York Red Bulls; 18/2), Dax McCarty (Chicago Fire; 0/0), Darlington Nagbe (Portland Timbers; 4/0), Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund/GER; 6/3)
FORWARDS (3): Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC/CAN; 35/16), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC; 37/17), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes; 0/0)