Larin, Waston headline initial list of changes ahead of Gold Cup quarterfinals

Larin, Waston headline initial list of changes ahead of Gold Cup quarterfinals

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Larin, Waston headline initial list of changes ahead of Gold Cup quarterfinals

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A pair of MLS stars headline the list of initial changes ahead of the Gold Cup’s knockout round.

Cyle Larin is set to join up with Canada ahead of the quarterfinals as the Orlando City striker returns to the fold after being excluded from the group stage. His absence was caused by his recent DUI arrest, one which saw him serve a suspension in MLS before being omitted from Canada’s initial Gold Cup squad.

Costa Rican veteran Kendall Waston also joins the fray in the knockout stage as he joins a Ticos team that sees veterans Joel Campbell, Christian Gamboa, Bryan Oviedo and Johan Venegas return to their clubs.

El Salvador, Jamaica and Mexico, who wrapped up play on Sunday, are able to make changes up to 24 hours after the conclusion of their final group stage match.

On Sunday, U.S. Soccer announced a series of six changes as the U.S. Men’s National Team is the only team to utilize the maximum amount of swaps to date.

Here’s a closer look at the changes made so far:

CANADA

OUT: Raheem Edwards (Toronto FC, CAN)

IN: Cyle Larin (Orlando City SC, USA)

COSTA RICA

OUT: Joel Campbell (Arsenal FC, ENG); Christian Gamboa (Celtic FC, SCO); Bryan Oviedo (Sunderland AFC, ENG); Johan Venegas (Minnesota United FC, USA)

IN: Jose Leiton (CS Herediano, CRC); Jhamir Ordain (CS Herediano, CRC); Jimmy Marín (CS Herediano, CRC); Kendall Waston (Vancouver Whitecaps FC, CAN)

HONDURAS

OUT: Antony Lozano (FC Barcelona B, ESP); Rony Martinez (Baoding Yingli Yitong FC HON)

IN: Michaell Chirinos (CD Olimpia, HON); Angel Tejeda (Real CD España, HON)

UNITED STATES

OUT: Alejandro Bedoya (Philadelphia Union, USA); Dom Dwyer (Sporting Kansas City, USA); Brad Guzan (Atlanta United FC, USA); Sean Johnson (New York City FC, USA); Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders FC, USA); Kelyn Rowe (New England Revolution, USA)

IN: Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC, CAN); Michael Bradley (Toronto FC, CAN); Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC, USA); Jesse Gonzalez (FC Dallas, USA); Tim Howard (Colorado Rapids, USA); Darlington Nagbe (Portland Timbers, USA)

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