UPDATE: Gyasi Zardes has withdrawn from camp after suffering a groin strain on Saturday, U.S. Soccer announced later on Sunday.
Bruce Arena has named the men who will hope to avoid one of the most monumental embarrassments in United States soccer history when the USMNT tangles with Panama and Trinidad and Tobago come Oct. 6 and 10.
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The Yanks took just a single point from last month’s crucial World Cup qualifiers, joining a pair of Hex-opening losses to put the Americans’ summer hopes in a state of tumult.
It seems that Arena is doubling down on MLS at the expense of his stated philosophy of “Only guys who have been on the qualifying journey.”
For clarity, Arena said, “We don’t have the luxury of doing that. This is not experimental time. We pretty much have to go with who we have.”
Fabian Johnson is out. Into the fray are Michael Orozco, Gyasi Zardes, Benny Feilhaber, and Juan Agudelo.
USMNT roster by position
Midfielders: Michael Bradley, Darlington Nagbe, Kellyn Acosta, Christian Pulisic, Alejandro Bedoya, Paul Arriola, Juan Agudelo, Dax McCarty, Benny Feilhaber, Gyasi Zardes