A right adductor injury forced Weston McKennie to withdraw from the U.S. squad. (Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)
U.S. men’s national team midfielder Weston McKennie has been forced to withdraw from the upcoming Kickoff Series matches against Colombia and Peru due to injury, the U.S. Soccer Federation announced Sunday.
After a week in which McKennie scored his first goals in both the UEFA Champions League and Bundesliga, the USMNT midfielder has been diagnosed with a right adductor injury.
Toronto FC midfielder Marky Delgado has been added to the roster, keeping the squad at 23 players prior to friendlies against Colombia and Peru. Having made his debut on March 27 against Paraguay, Delgado last appeared in the USMNT’s 1-0 win over Mexico Sept. 11.
More than 27,000 tickets have been sold for Oct. 11 friendly between the U.S. and 14th-ranked Colombia at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. (FS1, UniMas and UDN will broadcast the match beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET.
The final home match of the Kickoff Series pits the USMNT against 21st-ranked Peru at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn. Oct. 16 (ESPN2, UniMas and UDN will broadcast live beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET.)
U.S. roster (club; caps/goals)
GOALKEEPERS (3): Brad Guzan (Atlanta United FC; 58/0), Ethan Horvath (Club Brugge/BEL; 2/0), Zack Steffen (Columbus Crew SC; 5/0)
DEFENDERS (8): John Brooks (Wolfsburg/GER; 34/3), Reggie Cannon (FC Dallas; 0/0), Cameron Carter-Vickers (Swansea City/WAL; 5/0), Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls; 0/0), Matt Miazga (Nantes/FRA; 9/1), Antonee Robinson (Wigan Athletic/ENG; 4/0), Ben Sweat (New York City FC; 0/0), DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United/ENG; 54/0)
MIDFIELDERS (9): Kellyn Acosta (Colorado Rapids; 19/1), Jonathan Amon (Nordsjælland/DEN; 0/0), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC/CAN; 140/17), Marky Delgado (Toronto FC/CAN; 3/0), Julian Green (Greuther Fürth/GER; 12/4), Fafa Picault (Philadelphia Union; 1/0), Kenny Saief (Anderlecht/BEL; 2/0), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew SC; 8/0), Tim Weah (Paris Saint-Germain/FRA; 5/1)
FORWARDS (3): Andrija Novakovich (Fortuna Sittard/NED; 2/0), Josh Sargent (Werder Bremen/GER; 3/1), Bobby Wood (Hannover 96/GER; 41/12)