Carroll, Rolfe Added to U.S. Roster Due to Injuries
Ahead of the United States' game against Trinidad & Tobago on Oct. 15, injuries have forced head coach Bob Bradley to replace Pablo Mastroeni and Robbie Rogers with Brian Carroll and Chris Rolfe.
Oct. 13, 2008
Mastroeni injured his knee during the Rapids’ 3-2 loss to the Los Angeles Galaxy, while a Rogers suffered a sore back in the Columbus Crew’s 2-2 draw with the Chicago Fire.
The 27-year-old Carroll has six caps for the United States, making his debut in the 6-0 win against Panama in the World Cup qualifier on Oct. 13, 2004 at RFK Stadium. Carroll boarded a flight on Monday morning and will reach Trinidad later this evening.
Rolfe has been added to the mix, and will arrive into Port of Spain on Tuesday afternoon prior to the team's official training in the stadium. Rolfe has played eight times for the full team, most recently in an appearance in the USA's 1-0 win in Barbados on June 22 in the second round of qualifying.
The U.S., which has already qualified for the Final Round with a 6-1 victory against Cuba on Saturday, will face Trinidad & Tobago at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Oct. 15 at Halsey Crawford Stadium. The U.S. sits atop Group 1 in the Semifinal Round of qualifying with at maximum 12 points from four games.
UPDATED U.S. ROSTER VS. TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
GOALKEEPERS (2): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa: 2/2 SO), Troy Perkins (Valerenga IF: 0/0)
DEFENDERS (6): Jonathan Bornstein (Chivas USA: 0/0), Danny Califf (FC Midtjylland: 2/0), Frankie Hejduk (Columbus Crew: 13/1), Michael Orozco (San Luis: 0/0), Heath Pearce (Hansa Rostock: 6/0), Marvell Wynne (Toronto FC: 0/0)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Freddy Adu (AS Monaco: 3/0), DaMarcus Beasley (Glasgow Rangers: 20/6), Brian Carroll (Columbus Crew: 1/0), Maurice Edu (Glasgow Rangers: 3/0), Sacha Kljestan (Chivas USA: 4/0), Danny Szetela (Brescia Calcio: 1/0) José Francisco Torres (Pachuca: 1/0)
FORWARDS (3): Jozy Altidore (Villarreal C.F.: 1/1), Charlie Davies (Hammarby IF: 0/0), Chris Rolfe (Chicago Fire: 1/0)
*numbers indicate all-time World Cup Qualifying caps/goals