John Brooks Withdrawn From U.S. Men’s National Team World Cup Qualifying RosterVeteran Defender Experiencing Back Issues; No Replacement Ahead of USA-Jamaica
CHICAGO (Oct. 4, 2021) –USMNT defender John Brooks has been withdrawn from the roster for the October World Cup Qualifiers. The veteran center back is not available due to back issues. No replacement will be added ahead of USA-Jamaica.
The USMNT opens the three-match World Cup Qualifying set at home on Thursday, Oct. 7 against Jamaica. Coverage of USA-Jamaica at Q2 Stadium in Austin begins at 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2, Univision and TUDN. Three days later, the USA travels to face Panama at Estadio Rommel Fernandez in Panama City (6 p.m. ET (Paramount+, UNIVERSO). The team closes out the window with its first visit to Lower.com Field in Columbus for USA-Costa Rica, presented by Volkswagen at 7 p.m. ET on Oct. 13 (ESPN2, UniMás and TUDN).
Detailed Roster by Position (Club/Country; Caps/Goals):
GOALKEEPERS (3): Sean Johnson (New York City FC; 9/0), Zack Steffen (Manchester City/ENG; 23/0), Matt Turner (New England Revolution; 10/0)
DEFENDERS (9): George Bello (Atlanta United; 4/0), Sergiño Dest (Barcelona/ESP; 13/1), Mark McKenzie (Philadelphia Union; 7/0), Shaq Moore (Tenerife/ESP; 11/1), Chris Richards (Hoffenheim/GER; 3/0), Antonee Robinson (Fulham/ENG; 15/1), Miles Robinson (Atlanta United; 12/2), DeAndre Yedlin (Galatasaray/TUR; 67/0), Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC; 17/2)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Kellyn Acosta (Colorado Rapids; 40/2), Tyler Adams (RB Leipzig/GER; 17/1), Gianluca Busio (Venezia/ITA; 6/0), Luca de la Torre (Heracles/NED: 3/0), Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy; 32/8), Weston McKennie (Juventus/ITA; 25/7), Yunus Musah (Valencia/ESP; 6/0), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders; 28/0)