Sanneh to Replace Armas on U.S. Roster for March 31 Match Against Poland
CHICAGO (March 26, 2004) - F.C. Nurnberg defender Tony Sanneh has been added to the U.S. Men's National Team roster for the March 31 match against Poland in replacement of Chris Armas, who is unable to participate due to injury. Armas suffered a strained right hip flexor in Chicago's 4-0 victory against CL Financial San Juan Jabloteh in the CONCACAF Champions Cup quarterfinals this past Wednesday.
Sanneh, 32, made his first appearance for the national team since the 2002 World Cup in the 1-1 draw with Haiti in Miami on March 13, having recovered from a back injury that sidelined the defender from competitive action for over 15 months. Sanneh was one of three players to play every minute for the USA in Korea/Japan, assisting on the game-winning goal in the opening match against Portugal and earning Chevrolet Man of the Match honors in the 1-0 quarterfinal loss against Germany.
On Thursday, another replacement was made as Chris Klein was called in for an ill Landon Donovan. Click here for a complete roster.
The United States will meet Poland on March 31 in Plock, Poland, in their first meeting since the 2002 World Cup. Kickoff for the match is set for 1:30 p.m. ET, and the game will be broadcast live on ESPN2. Fans can also follow the match live on ussoccer.com's MatchTracker, presented by Philips Electronics.