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Injuries Sideline Steven Beitashour and Edson Buddle for Remainder of U.S. MNT’s January Camp

No Additions to Roster Will be Named for Opening Match of 2013 Campaign against Canada on Jan. 29 at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston

CHICAGO (Jan. 22, 2013) – San Jose Earthquakes defender Steven Beitashour and Colorado Rapids forward Edson Buddle have been sidelined with injuries and have departed the U.S. Men’s National Team training camp in Carson, Calif.

No replacements will be added to the roster. The team continues to prepare for the opening match of 2013, the friendly on Jan. 29 against Canada at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston.

Beitashour continues to struggle with a sports hernia that required surgery following the end of the 2012 MLS season. He has returned to San Jose to be evaluated by the team medical staff to determine the next course of action. This was Beitashour’s second time in a U.S. camp under Jurgen Klinsmann, having joined the squad in Mexico City for the historic 1-0 win against Mexico last August.

Buddle is experiencing problems in his right knee, which he previously injured last June. The Rapids medical staff will do further testing in Colorado. The 2010 FIFA World Cup veteran appeared as a sub in the USA’s first win against Italy last February in Genoa.

GOALKEEPERS (3): Tally Hall (Houston Dynamo), Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire)
DEFENDERS (8): Tony Beltran (Real Salt Lake), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), A.J. DeLaGarza (LA Galaxy), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Connor Lade (New York Red Bulls), Alfredo Morales (Hertha Berlin), Justin Morrow (San Jose Earthquakes), Jeff Parke (Philadelphia Union)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (out of contract), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders), Benny Feilhaber (Sporting Kansas City), Joshua Gatt (Molde), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
FORWARDS (4): Juan Agudelo (Chivas USA), Will Bruin (Houston Dynamo), Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)