October 8, 2013
Orozco in, Gonzalez out for U.S
CHICAGO - Defender Michael Orozco has been added to the U.S. National Team roster, replacing Omar Gonzalez.
|Michael Orozco replaces Omar Gonzalez on the U.S. Men's National Team roster
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Orozco will join camp Tuesday afternoon in Kansas City.
Gonzalez was forced to withdraw after being diagnosed with a left hip strain. Gonzalez left at halftime of the LA Galaxy's 5-0 win against Chivas USA last Sunday, and was evaluated in Los Angeles.
Orozco has played five times for the National Team in 2013, including four appearances in the USA's run to the CONCACAF Gold Cup title. Overall, he has now reached 10 caps with the U.S. MNT.
The U.S. closes out the Hexagonal with a home match against Jamaica on Oct. 11 in Kansas City, Kan., 5:30 p.m. CT/6:30 p.m. ET ESPN) before completing the campaign on the road against Panama on Oct. 15 in Panama City (8:30 p.m. CT/7:30 p.m. ET, beIN SPORT) .