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Brek Shea Called Up for Qualifiers Despite Missing Sunday's Chivas USA Match Due to Injury
UPDATE: Scratch everything below...Shea has returned to Dallas for rehabbing his abdominal strain.
In somewhat of a surprise, Brek Shea has been called up for the USMNT's do-or-die World Cup Qualifiers at Antigua & Barbuda/Guatemala this week. The move comes as a bit of a shock after Shea was unable to play in FC Dallas' draw with Chivas USA on Sunday due to injury, however it remains to be seen if Shea is simply joining to be a part of the camp or if he will actually play a part in either of the matches.
The US takes on Antigua and Barbuda on Friday night at 6PM(BeIn Sport1) while hosting Guatemala in Kansas City on Tuesday night also at 6PM(ESPN2). The United States likely needs to win both matches if they want to move on to the final round of World Cup Qualifying.
US ROSTER BY POSITION
GOALKEEPERS (3): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa/England), Tim Howard (Everton/England), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
DEFENDERS (8): Carlos Bocanegra (Racing Santander/Spain), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City/England), Edgar Castillo (Club Tijuana/Mexico), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover/Germany), Maurice Edu (Stoke City/England), Clarence Goodson (Brondby/Denmark), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim/Germany), Michael Parkhurst (Nordsjaelland/Denmark)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Michael Bradley (Roma/Italy), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana/Mexico), Jermaine Jones (Schalke 04/Germany), Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht/Belgium), Brek Shea (FC Dallas), Danny Williams (Hoffenheim/Germany), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
FORWARDS (5): Clint Dempsey (Tottenham Hotspur/England), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Herculez Gomez (Santos Laguna/Mexico), Alan Gordon (San Jose Earthquakes), Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders)