Klinsmann to make more USMNT roster changes ahead of Panama trip

Klinsmann to make more USMNT roster changes ahead of Panama trip

U.S. Men's National Team

Klinsmann to make more USMNT roster changes ahead of Panama trip


Jermaine Jones

Photo by John Todd/ISIphotos.com


The U.S. Men’s National Team that travels to Panama will look a little different than the one that beat Jamaica on Friday night.

Following the Americans’ 2-0 World Cup qualifying victory over the Reggae Boyz at Sporting Park on Friday night, U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann told reporters in his postgame press conference that some roster moves were going to be made ahead of Tuesday’s final qualifier vs. the Canaleros. Klinsmann brought in Clarence Goodson and Brad Davis and summoned Chris Wondolowski as an injury replacement for Eddie Johnson on Thursday.

“We’re going to discuss that tonight. Obviously we have Clarence being here, Brad Davis and so there will be a couple of changes, not many, but a few changes that we’re going to make,” said Klinsmann. “We need to check with our medical department to see for example what’s exactly the case with (DaMarcus Beasley, who was substituted in the second half on Friday because of a hamstring issue) or maybe another one has a knock. We’ll discuss that.”

Klinsmann gave no mention as to which players could be replaced, but midfielder Jermaine Jones seems to be headed back to his club after playing 90 minutes on Friday night. Jones tweeted his thanks to U.S. fans for their support and also wished his teammates good luck in Panama on Saturday morning.


Who do you think Klinsmann will call in ahead of the Panama match? Who (besides Eric Lichaj) would you like to see get selected? Confident that a younger/less experienced U.S. squad can close out qualifying with a win in Panama?

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