October 11, 2014
SIX IN, SIX OUT
USA makes changes in front of Honduras friendly
CHICAGO - U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann has made six changes to the team that tied Ecuador Friday night.
Klinsmann added several veterans to the roster who will make their first appearance for the team since the World Cup against Honduras in Boca Raton, Fla. Tuesday at 8 p.m.
U.S. captain Clint Dempsey leads the list of new players who saw time in Brazil this summer, including Michael Bradley, Matt Besler, Jermaine Jones and Graham Zusi. Chicago Fire goalkeeper Sean Johnson rounds out the new arriva;s.
Returning to their clubs were John Brooks, Landon Donovan, Luis Gil, Omar Gonzalez, Brad Guzan and Joe Gyau. The 22-year-old Gyau is being evaluated today after spraining his knee against Ecuador and will return to Dortmund for treatment.
The Americans wiill at 8 p.m. Tuesday. YThe match will be broadcast live on ESPN, WatchESPN and UniMas.
The match marks a homecoming for Boca Raton native Jozy Altidore, a former Red Bulls striker, while midfielder Alejandro Bedoya is a native of nearby Weston, Fla.
The U.S. roster:
GOALKEEPERS (3):Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
DEFENDERS (6): Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt), Greg Garza (Club Tijuana), Michael Orozco (Puebla), Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers), DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders FC)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Jermaine Jones (New England Revolution), Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
FORWARDS (5): Jozy Altidore (Sunderland), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC), Miguel Ibarra (Minnesota United FC), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes), Bobby Wood (1860 Munich)