May 27, 2013
OFF THE TEAM
Injuries force Ashe, Edu to withdraw from U.S. team
Defender Corey Ashe and midfielder Maurice Edu were forced to withdraw from the U.S. National Team due to injuries, U.S. Soccer announced on Monday.
No replacements will be added to the roster.
Ashe suffered a groin strain in the Houston Dynamo's 1-1 draw with Sporting Kansas City on Sunday. He had been called in for the match against the game against Belgium at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland on Wednesday.
Edu has been diagnosed with a sports hernia. Following the completion of his loan at Bursaspor, he returned to Stoke City where the team medical staff made the diagnosis.
Midfielder Brek Shea continues to be bothered by a right calf strain incurred at Stoke City. He will go to Dallas for individual treatment, and when he is fit for full training he will be available to return to the U.S. camp. No timetable has been set.
The U.S. has two friendlies against Belgium and Germany before continuing World Cup qualifying against Jamaica, Panama and Honduras in June. They have a 23-game unbeaten streak at home in qualifying, and sit third in the table with four points, one point behind leaders Panama.
The U.S. Men's National Team will host a public training session at FirstEnergy Stadium at 5 p.m. on Tuesday. Admission to the event is free. Parking is available for $3 in the West 3rd lot.
Fans who pre-register on ussoccer.com will be entered to have a chance to meet U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann at the stadium prior to the training session.
The U.S. roster:
GOALKEEPERS (3) :Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire)
DEFENDERS (6) : DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Clarence Goodson (Brondby), Michael Parkhurst (Augsburg)
MIDFIELDERS (6) : Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders FC), Stuart Holden (Bolton), Jermaine Jones (Schalke), Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
FORWARDS (5) : Jozy Altidore (AZ Alkmaar), Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna), Clint Dempsey (Tottenham Hotspur), Herculez Gomez (Santos), Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders FC)