U.S. Soccer announced on Wednesday that Tab Ramos has been forced into one roster change for the U-20 World Cup. Fulham fullback Marlon Fossey has been withdrawn due to a groin injury he came into training camp with. His recovery wasn’t as fast as the staff had hoped and he has been replaced by Philadelphia Union defender Auston Trusty.
Trusty, who has played many matches for the team this cycle, was already in camp as an emergency back-up, so there will be no travel issues. Fossey is a big loss for the team, however. He was very impressive in the qualifying tournament. His play at right back was exceptional and he looks to have a bright future ahead of him. With his departure, expect Real Salt Lake’s Danny Acosta to have a bigger role to play at right back.
The U.S. kick off the World Cup against Ecuador on Monday morning at 4:00 a.m. ET. The match will be televised live on FOX Sports 1.
Revised U.S. U-20 MNT 2017 World Cup Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Jonathan Klinsmann (University of California; Newport Beach, Calif.), J.T. Marcinkowski (Georgetown; Alamo, Calif.), Brady Scott (De Anza Force; Petaluma, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (7): Danny Acosta (Real Salt Lake; Salt Lake City, Utah), Cameron Carter-Vickers (Tottenham Hotspur FC; Westcliff-on-Sea, England), Justen Glad (Real Salt Lake; Tucson, Ariz.), Aaron Herrera (University of New Mexico; Las Cruces, N.M.), Erik Palmer-Brown (Sporting Kansas City; Lee's Summit, Mo.), Tommy Redding (Orlando City SC; Oviedo, Fla.), Auston Trusty (Philadelphia Union; Media, Pa.)
MIDFIELDERS (5): Tyler Adams (New York Red Bulls; Wappingers Falls, N.Y.), Luca De La Torre (Fulham FC; San Diego, Calif.), Derrick Jones (Philadelphia Union; Philadelphia, Pa.), Eryk Williamson (University of Maryland; Alexandria, Va.), Gedion Zelalem (Arsenal FC; Bethesda, Md.)
FORWARDS (6): Jeremy Ebobisse (Portland Timbers; Bethesda, Md.), Lagos Kunga (Atlanta United FC Academy; Tucker, Ga.) Brooks Lennon (Real Salt Lake; Paradise Valley, Ariz.), Emmanuel Sabbi (Unattached; Columbus, Ohio), Josh Sargent (St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri; O'Fallon, Mo.), Sebastian Saucedo (Real Salt Lake; Park City, Utah)