U.S. soccer drops Bradley, Dempsey for friendly vs. Costa Rica
CHICAGO (AP) — Michael Bradley and Clint Dempsey won't play for the U.S. in its exhibition against Costa Rica on Tuesday.
A day after the Americans lost to Mexico in the playoff for CONCACAF's spot in the 2017 Confederations Cup, coach Jurgen Klinsmann announced his roster for the game at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey.
Defenders DaMarcus Beasley and Matt Besler, midfielders Kyle Beckerman and Graham Zusi, forward Chris Wondolowski and goalkeeper Nick Rimando were also released from camp Sunday.
Joining the squad are midfielders Mix Diskerud, Lee Nguyen and Brek Shea, forward Andrew Wooten and goalkeeper Bill Hamid.
Tuesday's exhibition is the United States' final match before the start of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.
Goalkeepers: Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Tim Howard (Everton)
Defenders: Ventura Alvarado (Club America), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders FC), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Monchenglandbach), Michael Orozco (Club Tijuana), Tim Ream (Fulham FC), Jonathan Spector (Birmingham City FC)
Midfielders: Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Mix Diskerud (New York City FC), Jermaine Jones (New England Revolution), Lee Nguyen (New England Revolution), Brek Shea (Orlando City SC), Danny Williams (Reading FC), DeAndre Yedlin (Sunderland AFC)
Forwards: Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), Bobby Wood (Union Berlin), Andrew Wooten (FC Sandhausen), Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy)