With just over 24 hours until they face Mexico for a spot in the Confederations Cup, the United States and Jurgen Klinsmann were forced into a roster change. Alejandro Bedoya, who has been battling an illness the past few days, won't be available for the game.
Bobby Wood, who was already training with the team, was allowed to be added to the game day roster by CONCACAF.
It has not been disclosed what type of illness Bedoya is suffering from, but he started feeling sick on Wednesday and just hasn't recovered enough to be fit for tomorrow night's clash with El Tri according to Klinsmann.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Bobby Wood replaces Alejandro Bedoya (illness) on <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/USMNT?src=hash">#USMNT</a> squad for Mexico match, Klinsmann says</p>— Steven Goff (@SoccerInsider) <a href="https://twitter.com/SoccerInsider/status/652624861831925760">October 9, 2015</a></blockquote>
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The U.S. named their final 23-man roster last weekend and Bobby Wood didn't make the cut. Evidently he was invited to train with the team with the idea of adding him for the Costa Rica friendly next week. Thankfully, it was worked out behind the scenes with CONCACAF and Mexico to allow Wood to replace Bedoya and give the Americans a full roster.
As far as the lineup goes, it's possible that Bedoya could have started on either flank. With his absence, that spot will now likely fall to Gyasi Zardes or DeAndre Yedlin.