The United States Under-20 national team is set to take on France in two friendlies this week, one on Tuesday and one on Thursday, but two of the more highly touted Americans expected to play in the games won't be available.
Sebastian Lletget and Joe Gyau, initally named to the roster for the trip, won't be with the club "due to slight injuries they have picked up with their clubs," according to U.S. Soccer. Acting manager Tab Ramos will not replace them on the roster and will have an 18-man team instead of 20.
The U.S. U-17s, meanwhile, await their fate for this summer's World Cup in Mexico. The draw for the event takes place this afternoon at about 2 p.m. in Mexico City, and the United States is among the top six seeds along with host Mexico, Germany, Argentina, Brazil and England.
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