U.S. Soccer's appeal to have Jermaine Jones and Bobby Wood's disciplines against Ecuador in the Copa America Centenario quarterfinal overturned have both been denied by the powers that be. The USSF announced late Sunday night that their appeals were officially denied and that both players will miss out on the semifinal against Argentina.
The protest against the cards issued to Jermaine Jones & Bobby Wood has been dismissed. Neither eligible for #USAvARG— U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer) June 20, 2016
They join Alejandro Bedoya as players who will be unavailable for selection on Tuesday night in Houston, Texas. After sticking with virtually the same starting lineup throughout the first four matches of the tournament, Jurgen Klinsmann will have some very difficult decisions on how to replace three consistent starters.
Midfield options include Kyle Beckerman, Perry Kitchen, and Darlington Nagbe. While options on the wing could consist of Christian Pulisic or even possibly Fabian Johnson moving up with Matt Besler at left back. There are so many possibilities for Klinsmann to choose from. He'll have a lot of thinking to do before he submitted his lineup sheet on Tuesday night.