Orozco withdraws from USMNT camp with hamstring injury

Orozco withdraws from USMNT camp with hamstring injury

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Orozco withdraws from USMNT camp with hamstring injury

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By IVES GALARCEP

Michael Orozco Fiscal was poised to build on the impressive showing he had in July’s CONCACAF Gold Cup, but his chance to once again impress Jurgen Klinsmann will have to wait after a hamstring injury forced him withdraw from U.S. Men’s National Team camp ahead of Wednesday’s friendly vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Orozco Fiscal’s injury could pave the way for German-American centerback John Anthony Brooks to make his USMNT debut as a starter on Wednesday. Klinsmann is expected to start Geoff Cameron at one of the centerback spots, with Brooks and Tim Ream left to battle for the other spot left vacant by Orozco Fiscal’s absence.

Brooks stands poised to make his U.S. debut after passing up a call-up for an upcoming German U-21 National Team match in order to join the U.S. team. He scored a goal in his Bundesliga debut over the weekend, in a Hertha Berlin season-opening win.

Ream is another option for Klinsmann, though he has not made a USMNT appearance since the 2011 Gold Cup.

What do you think of this development? Who would you start alongside Cameron in central defense with Orozco Fiscal sidelined?

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