FC Dallas Defender Replaces Timmy Chandler and Will Join Team Sunday
CHICAGO (Aug. 5, 2011) â€” U.S. Menâ€™s National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has added FC Dallas defender Zach Loyd to the roster for the match against regional rival Mexico on Aug. 10 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. Loyd replaces fellow defender Timmy Chandler, who is working back to full fitness after suffering an injury setback in advance of the start of the Bundesliga season.
The fifth pick in the 2010 MLS SuperDraft, Loyd has played in 21 games for FC Dallas this season, scoring once and adding two assists for the defending Western Conference Champions. He made his international debut on Jan. 22 against Chile, starting and going 72 minutes in the 1-1 draw.
Mexico has announced a 20-player roster that includes 10 of the starters from their victory in the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup final, including goalscorers Pablo Barrera, Andres Guardado and Giovani dos Santos.
Tickets starting at $38 are on sale through ussoccer.com, by phone at 1-800-745-3000, and at all Ticketmaster ticket centers throughout the Delaware Valley (including Walmart and Boscovâ€™s) and the Lincoln Financial Field ticket office (open Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Groups of 30 or more can obtain an order form at ussoccer.com or call 312-528-1290.
At the stadium U.S. Soccer will continue to implement the Respect Campaign, which was launched in 2011 and includes a number of initiatives to enhance the game experience, particularly in the areas of customer service and fan-friendly behavior. U.S. Soccer is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for fans to enjoy the special atmosphere at these matches.
U.S. ROSTER BY POSITION - Detailed Roster
GOALKEEPERS (2): Bill Hamid (D.C.United), Tim Howard (Everton)
DEFENDERS (8): Carlos Bocanegra (Saint-Etienne), Edgar Castillo (Club America), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover 96), Clarence Goodson (Brondby), Zach Loyd (FC Dallas), Michael Orozco Fiscal (San Luis), Heath Pearce (Chivas USA), Tim Ream (New York Red Bulls)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Michael Bradley (Borussia MÃ¶nchengladbach), Ricardo Clark (Eintracht Frankfurt), Maurice Edu (Rangers), Jermaine Jones (Schalke 04), Brek Shea (FC Dallas), Jose Torres (Pachuca)
FORWARDS (5): Freddy Adu (Benfica), Juan Agudelo (New York Red Bulls), DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Edson Buddle (FC Ingolstadt), Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy)