Kenny Saief won’t play with the USMNT due to a right leg injury. (Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports)
CHICAGO – The roster for the U.S. men’s national team’s summer tour of Europe was reduced to 24 players on Wednesday as Kenny Saief departed camp with a right leg injury. No replacement will be made for the 24-year-old midfielder.
After picking up the injury towards the end of his season with Belgian club Anderlecht, Saief joined the USMNT in Dublin last week but was limited in training and did not dress for Saturday’s match against the Republic of Ireland. Saief continued with the team in France, but after conversations with the club’s training staff, the collective decision was made to release the player as a precaution and allow him to prepare for his upcoming preseason camp.
The U.S. will conclude its tour when it takes on No. 7-ranked France on Saturday, June 9 at 3 p.m. ET at Groupama Stadium in Lyon. The match will be broadcast live on ESPN and UniMás. Fans can also follow U.S. Soccer’s official Facebook, Twitter (@ussoccer_mnt) and Instagram (@ussoccer_mnt) accounts.
GOALKEEPERS (3) :Bill Hamid (Midtjylland/DEN; 6/0), Zack Steffen (Columbus Crew SC; 2/0), William Yarbrough (Club León/MEX; 3/0)
DEFENDERS (9) :Cameron Carter-Vickers (Tottenham Hotspur/ENG; 3/0), Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest/ENG; 15/1), Matt Miazga (Chelsea/ENG; 6/1), Shaq Moore (Levante/ESP; 1/0), Erik Palmer-Brown (Manchester City/ENG; 1/0), Tim Parker (New York Red Bulls; 1/0), Antonee Robinson (Everton/ENG; 1/0), Jorge Villafaña (Santos Laguna/MEX; 18/0), DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United/ENG; 51/0)
MIDFIELDERS (9) :Tyler Adams (New York Red Bulls; 4/0), Joe Corona (Club America/MEX; 22/3), Luca de la Torre (Fulham/ENG; 1/0) Julian Green (Stuttgart/GER; 9/3), Weston McKennie (Schalke/GER; 3/1), Keaton Parks (Benfica/POR; 1/0), Rubio Rubin (Club Tijuana/MEX; 7/0), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew SC; 5/0), Tim Weah (Paris Saint-Germain/FRA; 3/1)
FORWARDS (3) :Andrija Novakovich (Reading/ENG; 2/0), Josh Sargent (Werder Bremen/GER; 2/1), Bobby Wood (Hamburg/GER; 38/12)