Bruce Arena makes six changes to USMNT CONCACAF Gold Cup roster

Solenn Plantier
Juillet 17, 2017

Goalkeeper Tim Howard, midfielder Michael Bradley and forwards Clint Dempsey and Jozy Altidore are among six players recalled to the U.S. national team for the knockout stage of the Gold Cup, U.S. Soccer announced on Sunday. Joining the Texas native in the Red, White, and Blue are midfielders Michael Bradley and Darlington Nagbe, forward Jozy Altidore, and goalkeepers Tim Howard and Jesse Gonzalez. Per tournament regulations, teams have the opportunity to make up to six changes to the roster in the 24 hours following the completion of the Group Stage.

Coming off Saturday's 3-0 win against Nicaragua, the U.S. finished first in Group B of the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup after collecting seven points from three matches (2-0-1).

Departing camp are midfielders Alejandro Bedoya, Cristian Roldan and Kelyn Rowe, forward Dom Dwyer and goalkeepers Brad Guzan and Sean Johnson.

Four of the most experienced players in the current U.S. MNT player pool, Altidore, Bradley Dempsey and Howard each bring more than 100 caps worth of worldwide seasoning to the U.S. squad for the Knockout Round.

The United States will meet El Salvador in the quarter-finals in Philadelphia on Wednesday.

"But we wanted to give everyone an opportunity and that's the way we chose to do it and I think they came through with passing grades, all of them".

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