The USMNT roster has undergone several changes due to COVID restrictions. Today, U.S. Soccer announced that Tyler Adams, Nicholas Gioacchini, and Tim Weah were all withdrawn from the roster for upcoming matches against Jamaica and Northern Ireland. The reason given was quarantine requirements in their respective areas. Players are not required to be released by their clubs under the current temporary FIFA rules if they have to observe a minimum of 5 days quarantine upon their return.
In their place, midfielder Christian Cappis and forward Jordan Siebatcheu have been added to the roster. Cappis, 21, plays for Hobro IK in the Danish Superligaen. He was a part of the 2020 January Camp roster and joins the team for the 2nd time. Siebatcheu, 24, is joining the USMNT for the first time at any age level. He recently declared his commitment to the United States.
: Tyler Adams, Nicholas Gioacchini and Tim Weah have been withdrawn from the March roster due to quarantine requirements in their respective areas.— U.S. Soccer MNT (@USMNT) March 19, 2021
Christian Cappis and first-time call-up Jordan Siebatcheu have been added for both matches.
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The 25-man roster for the USMNT:
DEFENDERS (10): John Brooks* (Wolfsburg), Reggie Cannon* (Boavista), Sergiño Dest (FC Barcelona), Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls), Matt Miazga (Anderlecht), Erik Palmer-Brown (Austria Wien), Tim Ream (Fulham), Bryan Reynolds (Roma), Chris Richards* (Hoffenheim), Antonee Robinson (Fulham)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Brenden Aaronson (Red Bull Salzburg), Kellyn Acosta (Colorado Rapids), Christian Cappis (Hobro IK), Luca de la Torre (Heracles), Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy), Yunus Musah (Valencia), Owen Otasowie (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
*will depart camp after the Jamaica match on March 25th
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