USMNT: With Michael Bradley out, trio suspended, Jurgen Klinsmann adds four for Mexico match
Jurgen Klinsmann has called in Brad Davis, Joe Corona, Clarence Goodson and Jose Torres as reinforcements for the suspension-plagued US national team ahead of Tuesday's massive World Cup qualifier against Mexico in Columbus, Ohio (8 pm ET, ESPN, UniMas).
The experienced quartet provides coach Klinsmann with welcome options as he and his staff prepare to cope with the suspension of Jozy Altidore, Matt Besler and Geoff Cameron due to yellow cards sustained in Friday night's 3-1 road loss to Costa Rica.
The Yanks must also face their border rivals without influential midfielder Michael Bradley, who suffered a sprained left ankle in pregame warmups at Estadio Nacional and was a late scratch from the lineup.
Additionally, central defender John Brooks was released to return to his club team, Hertha Berlin.
UPDATED US ROSTER BY POSITION
GOALKEEPERS: Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake
DEFENDERS: DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Edgar Castillo (Club Tijuana), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Clarence Goodson (San Jose Earthquakes), Michael Orozco (Puebla), Michael Parkhurst (Augsburg)
MIDFIELDERS: Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim), Jermaine Jones (Schalke), Jose Torres (Tigres UANL), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
FORWARDS: Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Aron Johannsson (AZ Alkmaar), Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders FC)