CHICAGO (AP) — Coatesville-born goalkeeper Zack Steffen is hurt and will miss the United States’ CONCACAF Nations League games against Canada and Cuba.
The U.S. Soccer Federation said Thursday the Fortuna Düsseldorf starter has left knee tendinitis.
Nine Europe-based players were added to the training camp roster, including Chelsea's Christian Pulisic and Ajax defender Sergiño Dest, who could make his senior national team competitive debut. Pulisic was listed as a forward by coach Gregg Berhalter rather than a midfielder.
Also added were defenders John Brooks, Tim Ream and DeAndre Yedlin; midfielders Weston McKennie and Alfredo Morales; and forwards Tyler Boyd and Josh Sargent.
The USSF said defender Mark McKenzie and midfielder Brenden Aaronson, both of the Union, as well as midfielder Djordje Mihailovic and forwards Jeremy Ebobisse and Jonathan Lewis will leave the training camp in Orlando, Florida, later this week and report to the under-23 team as it prepares for CONCACAF Olympic qualifying.
The U.S. plays Canada in Orlando on Nov. 15 and meets Cuba four days later at George Town, Cayman Islands. To advance to the Nations League semifinals, the Americans (1-1) must win both games and make up a goal difference of four against Canada (3-0).
The updated roster:
Goalkeepers: Brad Guzan (Atlanta United), Sean Johnson (New York City FC), Matt Turner (New England Revolution).
Defenders: John Brooks (Wolfsburg, Germany), Reggie Cannon (FC Dallas), Sergiño Dest (Ajax, Netherlands), Chase Gasper (Minnesota United), Nick Lima (San Jose Earthquakes), Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls), Daniel Lovitz (Montreal Impact), Tim Ream (Fulham, England), DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle, England), Walker Zimmerman (Los Angeles FC).
Midfielders: Sebastian Lletget (Los Angeles Galaxy), Weston McKennie (Schalke, Germany), Alfredo Morales (Fortuna Düsseldorf, Germany), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew), Jackson Yueill (San Jose Earthquakes).
Forwards: Paul Arriola (D.C. United), Corey Baird (Real Salt Lake), Tyler Boyd (Beşiktaş, Turkey), Christian Pulisic (Chelsea, England), Josh Sargent (Werder Bremen, Germany), Gyasi Zardes (Columbus Crew).