Arena Makes Three Changes to U.S. Roster for Second Leg Against Grenada
CHICAGO (Sunday, June 13, 2004) — United States Men’s National Team Manager Bruce Arena has added Pablo Mastroeni and the Kansas City duo of Josh Wolff and Kerry Zavagnin to the U.S. roster for the second leg of the second round World Cup qualifying series against Grenada to be held June 20 at the National Stadium in St. George's, Grenada. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. ET, and the match will be broadcast live on ESPN2 and Telemundo. Fans can also follow the match live on ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker, presented by Philips Electronics.
The trio replaces Conor Casey, Eddie Lewis and Eddie Pope on the U.S. roster, all three of whom appeared in the USA's 3-0 win in the first leg earlier today. Casey exited the match in the 21st minute and was diagnosed with a muscle strain behind the right knee that will sideline the forward for 4-6 weeks. Lewis and Pope were removed for the Grenada trip as a precautionary measure. Both players picked up yellow cards in today's game, and a caution for either player in the second leg would result in a one-game suspension for the opening match of the semifinal round.
The U.S. team travels to Long Island on Monday afternoon, and will begin training Tuesday. The 18-man contingent heads to Grenada on Friday morning, and will train twice in St. George's prior to the match.
U.S. Men’s National Team Roster v. Grenada
CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying – Second Round, Second Leg
June 20, 2004 – St. George's, Grenada
ROSTER BY POSITION
GOALKEEPERS (2): Kasey Keller (Tottenham Hotspur), Jonny Walker (MetroStars)
DEFENDERS (7): Carlos Bocanegra (Fulham FC), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover 96), Bobby Convey (D.C. United), Cory Gibbs (Dallas Burn), Frankie Hejduk (Columbus Crew), Pablo Mastroeni (Colorado Rapids), Greg Vanney (FC Bastia)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Chris Armas (Chicago Fire), DaMarcus Beasley (Chicago Fire), Landon Donovan (San Jose Earthquakes), Claudio Reyna (Manchester City), Earnie Stewart (D.C. United), Kerry Zavagnin (Kansas City Wizards)
FORWARDS (3): Jovan Kirovski (Los Angeles Galaxy), Brian McBride (Fulham FC), Josh Wolff (Kansas City Wizards)