INJURIES FORCE ADAMS AND PULISIC TO WITHDRAW FROM U.S. MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM ROSTER FOR KICKOFF SERIES MATCHES AGAINST COLOMBIA AND PERU
Fafa Picault Added to Roster; 23 players Will Report to Camp This Weekend
CHICAGO (Oct. 5, 2017) – U.S. Men’s National Team midfielders Tyler Adams and Christian Pulisic have been forced to withdraw from the upcoming Kickoff Series matches again Colombia and Peru due to injury.
Adams has been suffering from back spasms, while Pulisic is sidelined with a torn calf muscle.
Philadelphia Union winger Fafa Picault has been added to the roster, with 23 players now set to report to Tampa this weekend. The 27-year-old has earned one cap for the MNT, entering as asubstitute in the 3-1 win against Puerto Rico on May 22, 2016, in Bayamon.
More than 25,000 tickets have been sold for the next stop of the Kickoff Series when the United States will host 14th-ranked Colombia on Oct. 11 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. FS1, UniMas and UDN will broadcast the match beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET. [KICKOFF SERIES TICKETS]
The final home match of the Kickoff Series pits the MNT against 21 st-ranked Peru on Oct. 16 at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn. ESPN2, UniMas and UDN will broadcast live beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET.
Fans can follow both matches on U.S. Soccer’s official Facebook, Twitter ( @ussoccer_MNT) and Instagram (@ussoccer_MNT) accounts.
DETAILED ROSTER BY POSITION (Club; Caps/Goals):
GOALKEEPERS (3) : Brad Guzan (Atlanta United FC; 58/0), Ethan Horvath (Club Brugge/BEL; 2/0), Zack Steffen (Columbus Crew SC; 5/0)
DEFENDERS (8) : John Brooks (Wolfsburg/GER; 34/3), Reggie Cannon (FC Dallas; 0/0), Cameron Carter-Vickers (Swansea City/WAL; 5/0), Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls; 0/0), Matt Miazga (Nantes/FRA; 9/1),Antonee Robinson (Wigan Athletic/ENG; 4/0), Ben Sweat (New York City FC; 0/0), DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United/ENG; 54/0)
MIDFIELDERS (9) : Kellyn Acosta (Colorado Rapids; 19/1), Jonathan Amon (Nordsjælland/DEN; 0/0), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC/CAN; 140/17), Julian Green (Greuther Fürth/GER; 12/4), Weston McKennie (Schalke/GER; 6/1), Fafa Picault (Philadelphia Union; 1/0), Kenny Saief (Anderlecht/BEL; 2/0), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew SC; 8/0), Tim Weah (Paris Saint-Germain; 5/1)
FORWARDS (3) : Andrija Novakovich (Fortuna Sittard/NED; 2/0), Josh Sargent (Werder Bremen/GER; 3/1), Bobby Wood (Hannover 96/GER; 41/12)