Jozy Altidore added to US roster; injured Brad Evans dropped
CHICAGO — Jozy Altidore has been added to the U.S. training camp roster before exhibitions against Chile and Panama, and defender Brad Evans has been dropped because of tendinitis in his left knee.
Altidore’s addition was announced by coach Jurgen Klinsmann on Friday, just after the forward transferred to Major League Soccer and Toronto from Sunderland of England’s Premier League.
Altidore joins Clint Dempsey, Michael Bradley and Jermaine Jones, giving the U.S. eight veterans from last year’s World Cup roster. The training camp group also includes 15 players who have never appeared for the national team.
Dallas defender Matt Hedges was added Thursday in anticipation of Evans leaving camp.
The revised roster:
Goalkeepers: Alex Bono (Toronto), Sean Johnson (Chicago), Jon Kempin (Kansas City), Nick Rimando (Salt Lake)
Defenders: Matt Besler (Kansas City), Steve Birnbaum (D.C.), Christian Dean (Vancouver), Chris Hedges (Dallas), Jermaine Jones (New England), Perry Kitchen (D.C.), Shane O’Neill (Colorado), Oscar Sorto (Los Angeles)
Midfielders: Michael Bradley (Toronto), Mix Diskerud (New York City), Dennis Flores (Leon, Mexico), Luis Gil (Salt Lake), Miguel Ibarra (Minnesota United), Lee Nguyen (New England), Marc Pelosi (Liverpool, England), Dillon Serna (Colorado), Brek Shea (Orlando), Wil Trapp (Columbus)
Forwards: Tesho Akindele (Dallas), Jozy Altidore (Toronto), Clint Dempsey (Seattle), Julio Morales (Tepic, Mexico), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose), Bobby Wood (1860 Munich, Germany), Gyasi Zardes (Los Angeles)