Howard, Orozco get starts for US at Trinidad

Tim Howard got his first competitive start for the United States since last year's World Cup in Tuesday night's qualifier at Trinidad and Tobago, and right back Michael Orozco also was inserted into the American lineup.

Howard, a starter at the last two World Cups, took the place of Brad Guzan for the match at Port-of-Spain as U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann began rotating his top two goalkeepers.

Orozco was joined on the back line by central defenders Geoff Cameron and Matt Besler, and left back Tim Ream. DeAndre Yedlin moved from right back to right midfield, joining central midfielders Jermaine Jones and Michael Bradley, and left midfielder Fabian Johnson in the 4-4-2 formation. Gyasi Zardes shifted from midfield to forward, paired with Jozy Altidore.

Bobby Wood had started with Altidore in Friday's opening qualifier for the 2018 tournament, a 6-1 win over St. Vincent and the Grenadines in St. Louis.

Trinidad made two changes from the starting lineup in Friday's win at Guatemala, inserting a pair of players from Major League Soccer. Columbus midfielder Kevan George and San Jose forward Cordell Cato started in place of Lester Peltier and Keron Cummings.

Goalkeeper Jan-Michael Williams was joined by defenders Sheldon Bateau, Daniel Cyrus, Mekeli Williams, and Radanfah Abu Bakr; midfielders Andre Boucaud, Khaleem Hyland and Joevin Jones, and forward Kenwyne Jones.

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