Brad Evans and Michael Orozco released by USMNT

Brad Evans and Michael Orozco released by USMNT

U.S. Men's National Team

Brad Evans and Michael Orozco released by USMNT

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Two starters from Sunday’s 3-2 friendly win against Iceland are heading back to their respective clubs.

On Tuesday, U.S. Soccer announced that Brad Evans and Michael Orozco have been released by the U.S. Men’s National Team.

According to the press release, Evans is suffering from tightness in his hamstring and was released to the Seattle Sounders as a precaution. Meanwhile, Orozco will re-join Liga MX side Club Tijuana as he was only scheduled to play in Sunday’s match.

The Sounders versatile defender and midfielder started at right back against Iceland and was replaced at halftime. Orozco, on the other hand, started, played the full 90 minutes and scored his fourth goal for the U.S. in the second half.

The USMNT plays Canada on Feb. 5 at the StubHub Center in Carson, California (10:15 p.m., FOX Sports 1/UniMas/Univision Deportes Network).

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