Zavagnin Replaces Injured Midfielder Mastroeni
CHICAGO (May 19, 2005)—U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Kerry Zavagnin was called into the Men's National Team for the match against England on May 28, 2005 at 2 p.m. CT at Soldier Field in Chicago, Ill. Zavagnin will be replacing midfielder Pablo Mastroeni, who pulled his right quadricep in the Colorado Rapids’ 2-1 loss to FC Dallas on Wednesday at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas.
Zavagnin played made three appearances for the U.S. team in the semifinal round of CONCACAF qualifying for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, helping to secure wins against El Salvador on two occasions and one victory against Panama.
The match against England will be the first time the team’s face each other since 1994, when the U.S. fell 2-0 at London’s famed Wembley Stadium. The Memorial Weekend match will be broadcast live on ESPN and fans can also follow all the action live at ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker, presented by Philips Electronics.