Brooks leaves USMNT for Wolfsburg in planned move

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John Brooks is headed back to Wolfsburg after going 90 minutes for the United States in its 2-0 loss to Brazil on Friday.

U.S. Soccer says this was the plan all along for the star center back, 25.

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The USMNT roster sits at 23 for Tuesday’s match against Mexico, leaving Tim Parker and Cameron Carter-Vickers as options at center back along with Friday’s starter Matt Miazga.

How much change will we see from Dave Sarachan’s USMNT in the second match of this international break? Will he opt for Alex Bono or Ethan Horvath instead of Zack Steffen?

Tim Weah figures to get a start, and Friday subs Marky Delgado, Cristian Roldan, and Kellyn Acosta could see extended run against El Tri.