Injury Forces Duane Holmes to Withdraw from U.S. Men’s National Team Roster for 2019 Concacaf Gold CupChicago Fire Midfielder Djordje Mihailovic Added to 23-Player Roster; MNT opens Gold Cup Group Play on June 18 against Guyana
CHICAGO (June 15, 2019) – U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Duane Holmes has been forced to withdraw from the roster for the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup due to injury. Holmes reaggravated a left quadriceps strain which he suffered prior to the end of the league season with Derby County.
Chicago Fire midfielder Djordje Mihailovic has been added to the 23-player roster and will report to Minneapolis on June 15. Mihailovic earned all three of his caps in 2019, scoring in his debut on Jan. 27 in the 3-0 win against Panama.
Per tournament regulations, a player may be removed from the roster due to injury up to 24 hours prior to a team’s opening match. The replacement must come from the 40-player provisional roster, which was due no later than May 16 to Concacaf.
The team opens play in the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup against Guyana on June 18 at Allianz Field, a venue that set the record for the fastest sell-out in tournament history (10 p.m. ET; FS1, UniMas & UDN).
Following the Guyana match, the U.S. moves east to face Trinidad & Tobago on Saturday, June 22 at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland before closing group play against Panama on Wednesday, June 26 at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kan.
U.S. MNT GOLD CUP ROSTER BY POSITION (Club; Caps/Goals):
GOALKEEPERS (3): 12-Sean Johnson (New York City FC; 7/0), 22-Tyler Miller (LAFC; 0/0), 1-Zack Steffen (Columbus Crew SC; 10/0)
DEFENDERS (8): 14-Reggie Cannon (FC Dallas; 2/0), 3-Omar Gonzalez (Toronto FC/CAN; 50/3), 2-Nick Lima (San Jose Earthquakes; 4/0), 23-Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls; 6/0), 16-Daniel Lovitz (Montreal Impact/CAN; 5/0), 19-Matt Miazga (Chelsea/ENG; 14/1),
13-Tim Ream (Fulham/ENG; 30/1), 5-Walker Zimmerman (LAFC; 7/2)
MIDFIELDERS (6): 4-Michael Bradley (Toronto FC/CAN; 145/17), 8-Weston McKennie (Schalke/GER; 9/1), 20-Djordje Mihailovic (Chicago Fire; 3/1), 10-Christian Pulisic (Chelsea/ENG; 25/10), 15-Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders FC; 11/0), 6-Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew SC; 17/0)
FORWARDS (6): 17-Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC/CAN; 111/41), 7-Paul Arriola (D.C. United; 23/3), 21-Tyler Boyd (Vitória Guimãres/POR; 1/0), 18-Jonathan Lewis (Colorado Rapids; 4/0), 11-Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders FC; 28/5), 9-Gyasi Zardes (Columbus Crew SC; 45/7)