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Mastroeni Out 6-8 Weeks, Zavagnin Called as Replacement


CARSON, Calif. (Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2006) - U.S. midfielder Pablo Mastroeni has been diagnosed with a partially torn quadriceps in his left leg after suffering the injury during a crossing exercise yesterday morning.  He is expected to be sidelined for 6-8 weeks. 

Kansas City Wizards midfielder Kerry Zavagnin has been called into the Carson camp to replace Mastroeni on the roster, and D.C. United defender Bobby Boswell has been called to make his first appearance in a national team training camp. Both players will arrive Wednesday evening.

Zavagnin is the fourth Wizards player to be called in, joining Jimmy Conrad, Chris Klein and Josh Wolff. Boswell is also the fourth D.C. United player called in to join Freddy Adu, Brian Carroll and Ben Olsen.

Mastroeni has 43 caps with the U.S. MNT and the midfielder appeared in 11 games in 2005. He played in nine qualifiers for the 2006 FIFA World Cup and registered one assist.

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