Walker Zimmerman Forced to Withdraw from U.S. Men’s National Team’s October Nations League Roster Due to InjuryOriginally Set to Join U-23 MNT This Week, Atlanta United FC Defender Miles Robinson Added to 26-Player Roster for Matches Against Cuba and Canada; Altidore to be Evaluated Later Today
CHICAGO (Oct. 7, 2019) – U.S. Men’s National Team defender Walker Zimmerman has been forced to withdraw from the roster for the team’s Concacaf Nations League matches against Cuba and Canada following an injury suffered in the MLS regular season finale on Sunday.
Zimmerman was injured in the 66th minute of LAFC’s match against the Colorado Rapids.
Originally called up to the U-23 MNT roster this month, Atlanta United FC defender Miles Robinson will now join the USMNT in replacement of Zimmerman for this month’s matches against Cuba and Canada.
Additionally, USMNT forward Jozy Altidore left Toronto FC’s match against Columbus Crew SC in the 70th minute on Sunday afternoon and will be evaluated later today.
Tickets are still available for the USMNT’s opening match of the 2019-20 Concacaf Nations League against Cuba on Friday, Oct. 11 at Audi Field in Washington D.C. (7 p.m. ET; FS1, UniMás and TUDN). The team then plays its first away match of 2019 when it visits Canada at BMO Field in Toronto on Tuesday, Oct. 15 (7:30 p.m. ET; ESPN2, UniMás and TUDN).
U.S. MNT ROSTER BY POSITION (Club; Caps/Goals):
GOALKEEPERS (3): Brad Guzan (Atlanta United FC; 61/0), Sean Johnson (New York City FC; 8/0), Zack Steffen (Fortuna Düsseldorf/GER; 16/0)
DEFENDERS (8): Reggie Cannon (FC Dallas; 8/0), Nick Lima (San Jose Earthquakes; 8/0), Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls; 13/2), Daniel Lovitz (Montreal Impact/CAN; 10/0), Matt Miazga (Reading/ENG; 17/1), Tim Ream (Fulham/ENG; 36/1), Miles Robinson (Atlanta United FC; 2/0); DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United/ENG; 59/0)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Brenden Aaronson (Philadelphia Union; 0/0), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC/CAN; 150/17), Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy; 11/2), Weston McKennie (Schalke/GER; 15/3), Christian Pulisic (Chelsea/ENG; 32/13), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders FC; 16/0), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew SC; 20/0), Jackson Yueill (San Jose Earthquakes; 3/0)