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Nguyen Gets Call for USA-Costa Rica Clash

Photo credit: New England Revolution

Photo credit: New England Revolution

Revolution midfielder Lee Nguyen was one of five players added to the current U.S. Men’s National Team roster on Sunday ahead of Tuesday’s international friendly against Costa Rica.

Nguyen, who was called up for the U.S.’s first pair of friendlies in 2015, will join Revolution teammate Jermaine Jones for the tilt against the Ticos, which will take place at Red Bull Arena.

Joining Nguyen as additions for the clash are goalkeeper Bill Hamid (D.C. United), midfielders, Mix Diskerud (New York City FC) and Brek Shea (Orlando City SC), as well as forward Andrew Wooten (Sandhausen).

U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann also released the following players from camp following Saturday’s 3-2 loss to Mexico in the CONCACAF Cup: goalkeeper Nick Rimando, defenders DaMarcus Beasley and Matt Besler, midfielders Kyle Beckerman, Michael Bradley and Graham Zusi and forwards Clint Dempsey and Chris Wondolowski.

With the changes, the MNT roster stands at 21 players heading into the USA’s final match before the start of qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Kickoff for the contest against Costa Rica is set for 6:30 p.m. ET.

GOALKEEPERS (3) : Brad Guzan (Aston Villa/ENG), Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Tim Howard (Everton/ENG)
DEFENDERS (7) : Ventura Alvarado (Club America/MEX), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City/ENG), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders FC), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Monchenglandbach/GER), Michael Orozco (Club Tijuana/MEX), Tim Ream (Fulham FC/ENG), Jonathan Spector (Birmingham City FC/ENG)
MIDFIELDERS (7) : Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes/FRA), Mix Diskerud (New York City FC), Jermaine Jones (New England Revolution), Lee Nguyen (New England Revolution), Brek Shea (Orlando City SC), Danny Williams (Reading FC/ENG), DeAndre Yedlin (Sunderland AFC/ENG)
FORWARDS (4) : Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), Bobby Wood (Union Berlin/GER), Andrew Wooten (FC Sandhausen/GER), Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy)

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