DeAndre Yedlin added to US roster for exhibition at Chile
CHICAGO (AP) Newly acquired Tottenham defender DeAndre Yedlin will join the U.S. national team in South America for Wednesday's exhibition against Chile at Rancagua.
A member of last year's American World Cup team, Yedlin, transferred to Spurs this month from Major League Soccer's Seattle Sounders.
U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann has a 23-man roster for the match in Chile. Yedlin will meet up with 22 players who planned to travel to Santiago on Saturday from Carson, California, where the Americans have been training since Jan. 12.
Six players who had been in the training camp were released to their clubs: goalkeeper Alex Bono (Toronto); defenders Christian Dean (Vancouver) and Oscar Sorto (Los Angeles); midfielder Dennis Flores (Leon); and forwards Tesho Akindele (Dallas) and Julio Morales (Tepic).
Liverpool midfielder Marc Pelosi will remain in the Carson area and rejoin the team when it returns ahead of a Feb. 8 exhibition against Panama at Carson.
Nine players were on the World Cup roster and eight could make their national team debuts: goalkeeper Jon Kempin; defenders Steve Birnbaum, Matt Hedges, Perry Kitchen and Shane O'Neill; midfielders Dillon Seria and Wil Trapp; and forward Gyasi Zardes.
Goalkeepers: Sean Johnson (Chicago), Jon Kempin (Kansas City), Nick Rimando (Salt Lake)
Defenders: Matt Besler (Kansas City), Steve Birnbaum (D.C.), Matt Hedges (Dallas), Jermaine Jones (New England), Perry Kitchen (D.C.), Shane O'Neill (Colorado), DeAndre Yedlin (Tottenham, England)
Midfielders: Michael Bradley (Toronto), Mix Diskerud (New York City), Luis Gil (Salt Lake), Miguel Ibarra (Minnesota United), Lee Nguyen (New England), Dillon Serna (Colorado), Brek Shea (Orlando), Wil Trapp (Columbus)
Forwards: Jozy Altidore (Toronto), Clint Dempsey (Seattle), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose), Bobby Wood (1860 Munich, Germany), Gyasi Zardes (Los Angeles)