No Cameron in Starting XI for USMNT vs. Panama

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If the United States is to seize control of its World Cup destiny, it’ll do so without by starting without two of its best European-based players.

Fabian Johnson of Borussia Monchengladbach wasn’t called up for this international break’s massive World Cup qualifiers, and Geoff Cameron of Stoke City is being kept on the bench Friday versus Panama.


Bobby Wood and Jozy Altidore start in attack, with Paul Arriola, Christian Pulisic, Darlington Nagbe, and Michael Bradley in the midfield.

Jorge Villafana and DeAndre Yedlin are at full back, with Omar Gonzalez joining Matt Besler in the middle of the defense. Tim Howard is in goal.

Kickoff is at 7:35 p.m. ET from Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida.