Gatt recalled by Molde, will miss Olympic qualifying

Gatt recalled by Molde, will miss Olympic qualifying

U.S. Men's Olympic Team

Gatt recalled by Molde, will miss Olympic qualifying

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U.S. Under-23 men's national team head coach Caleb Porter will need to call in another player for his Olympic qualifying side, as defender Josh Gatt has returned to Molde FK.

Having suffered a string of injuries, the Norweigian club recalled Gatt on Sunday, leaving the United States without one of its more talented and versatile players. Molde FK is currently preparing for its title defense and begins its season next Friday against Stomsgodset.

Gatt is no stranger to missing out on U.S. U-23 team camps. He was not a part of the February camp as he continued to recover from the knock he sustained while with the U.S. team in the January camp in Los Angeles.

A replacement is expected to be added by Porter by March 20, when official Olympic qualifying rosters are due to CONCACAF. Two options Porter could turn to are Philadelphia Union defender Sheannon Williams and Tijuana left back Greg Garza.

What do you think of Gatt missing out on qualifying? Think his standing with the team is in jeopardy? Who would you like to see brought in to replace Gatt?

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