The United States Men’s National Team will be short one more centerback as camp opens. U.S. Soccer announced today that Wolfsburg defender John Brooks has withdrawn from the USMNT ahead of three World Cup qualifiers beginning this week due to a back injury he has sustained.
With Walker Zimmerman already called in to replace Tim Ream over the weekend, head coach Gregg Berhalter opted not to call in another player ahead of the first qualfier this Thursday against Jamaica. That leaves 26 players in the USMNT camp that opened today in Austin.
The current USMNT roster:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Sean Johnson (New York City FC), Zack Steffen (Manchester City), Matt Turner (New England Revolution)
DEFENDERS (9): George Bello (Atlanta United), Sergiño Dest (FC Barcelona), Mark McKenzie (Genk), Shaq Moore (Tenerife), Chris Richards (Hoffenheim), Antonee Robinson (Fulham), Miles Robinson (Atlanta United), DeAndre Yedlin (Galatasaray), Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Kellyn Acosta (Colorado Rapids), Tyler Adams (RB Leipzig), Gianluca Busio (Venezia), Luca de la Torre (Heracles), Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy), Weston McKennie (Juventus), Yunus Musah (Valencia), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders)
FORWARDS (6): Brenden Aaronson (Red Bull Salzburg), Paul Arriola (D.C. United), Matthew Hoppe (Mallorca), Ricardo Pepi (FC Dallas), Tim Weah (Lille), Gyasi Zardes (Columbus Crew)
NEWS: Defender John Brooks has withdrawn from the USMNT's October World Cup Qualifying roster due to back issues.— U.S. Soccer MNT (@USMNT) October 4, 2021
No replacement will be named ahead of #USAvJAM.
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