Injured Pulisic, Adams to miss US games vs Colombia, Peru
CHICAGO (AP) — Midfielders Christian Pulisic and Tyler Adams will miss the United States’ exhibition games against Colombia and Peru because of injuries.
Pulisic has a torn calf muscle, Borussia Dortmund said this week. The 20-year-old star has played once for the national team since the loss at Trinidad and Tobago last October that ended the Americans’ streak of seven straight World Cup appearances.
Adams has back spasms and missed the New York Red Bulls’ game against Atlanta last weekend.
Philadelphia Union winger Fafa Picault was added to the roster Friday. Picault has played once for the U.S., entering as a 71st-minute substitute at Puerto Rico on May 22, 2016.
The U.S. has 23 players reporting to Tampa, Florida, this weekend ahead of the match there against Colombia on Oct. 11. The U.S. also plays Peru on Oct. 16 at East Hartford, Connecticut.
The revised roster:
Goalkeepers: Brad Guzan (Atlanta), Ethan Horvath (Club Brugge, Belgium), Zack Steffen (Columbus)
Defenders: John Brooks (Wolfsburg, Germany), Reggie Cannon (Dallas), Cameron Carter-Vickers (Swansea, England), Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls), Matt Miazga (Nantes, France), Antonee Robinson (Wigan, England), Ben Sweat (New York City), DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle, England)
Midfielders: Kellyn Acosta (Colorado), Jonathan Amon (Nordsjaeælland, Denmark), Michael Bradley (Toronto), Julian Green (Greuther Fuerth, Germany), Weston McKennie (Schalke, Germany), Fafa Picault (Philadelphia), Kenny Saief (Anderlecht, Belgium), Wil Trapp (Columbus), Tim Weah (Paris Saint-Germain, France)
Forwards: Andrija Novakovich (Fortuna Sittard, Netherlands), Josh Sargent (Werder Bremen, Germany), Bobby Wood (Hannover, Germany)