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Perry Kitchen replaces Michael Orozco on USMNT roster vs. Mexico

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Perry Kitchen has been added to the United States' roster for their friendly against Mexico. The D.C. United man replaces Michael Orozco, who has withdrawn from the team.

Orozco was originally named to the team, but after discussing matters with his club Puebla, the two sides agreed that Orozco wouldn't play in the match. Puebla generally put up more of a fight in international call-ups, with this same thing happening to DaMarcus Beasley when he was at Puebla before and to Orozco last year.

It will be interesting to see where Kitchen plays, if he plays. Orozco is a centerback, while Kitchen can play either there or in the midfield. He is almost exclusively a midfielder for D.C. United now. While he struggled early in the MLS season, he was phenomenal this past weekend and looks more comfortable in the midfield. The U.S. could use some younger midfield options too, but there's no telling where Jurgen Klinsmann will play him.

Kitchen got his first cap in February when he came off the bench against Panama. He played midfield then, but one 19-minute appearance isn't going to tell us a ton.