Chandler withdraws from USMNT camp due to injury

Chandler withdraws from USMNT camp due to injury

U.S. Men's National Team

Chandler withdraws from USMNT camp due to injury

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Timmy Chandler recently earned his first U.S. Men’s National Team callup under Bruce Arena but, just days after playing in a German Cup final, the fullback has been forced to withdraw.

U.S. Soccer announced on Wednesday that Chandler has withdrawn from camp due to a hamstring injury. The defender’s issue comes several days after Chandler played 72 minutes in Eintracht Frankfurt’s 2-1 loss to Borussia Dortmund in Saturday’s DFB-Pokal finale.

Chandler was set to join USMNT camp for the first time since Arena’s hiring, joining Brad Guzan, Fabian Johnson, Ethan Horvath, Bobby Wood and DeAndre Yedlin as familiar faces set to make their debut under Arena. However, with Chandler now forced to pull out, the roster stands at 26 as the U.S. trains in Denver for a friendly and a pair of World Cup qualifiers.

With Chandler’s absence, Yedlin, DaMarcus Beasley, Jorge Villafana and Graham Zusi remain the primary fullbacks on the roster with Matt Besler and Tim Ream as potential backup options.

The U.S. returns to action on June 3 for a friendly against Venezuela before taking on Trinidad & Tobago and Mexico on June 8 and 11, respectively.

Here’s a closer look at the full U.S. roster:

GOALKEEPERS: Brad Guzan (Atlanta United FC), Ethan Horvath (Club Brugge), Tim Howard (Colorado Rapids), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)

DEFENDERS: DaMarcus Beasley (Houston Dynamo), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Omar Gonzalez (Pachuca), Matt Hedges (FC Dallas), Tim Ream (Fulham), Jorge Villafaña (Santos Laguna), DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)

MIDFIELDERS: Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas), Paul Arriola (Club Tijuana), Alejandro Bedoya (Philadelphia Union), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Moenchengladbach), Dax McCarty (Chicago Fire), Darlington Nagbe (Portland Timbers), Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund)

FORWARDS: Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders FC), Bobby Wood (Hamburg SV)

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