November 8, 2016
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Gordon replaces injured Morris on USMNT for WCQ
CHICAGO - U.S. national team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has added LA Galaxy forward Alan Gordon to the training camp roster for Friday's USA-Mexico game, U.S. Soccer announced Tuesday.
Gordon, who will arrive in Columbus later Tuesday, will join replace the injured Jordan Morris, the Seattle Sounders forward who was diagnosed with a hamstring strain suffered during the first half of the FC Dallas-Sounders FC playoff match Sunday night.
Gordon has made two appearances for the United States. He delivered the assist on the 90th minute game-winner by Eddie Johnson in the 2-1 World Cup qualifying victory at Antigua & Barbuda in October 2012.
The final round of World Cup qualifying, also known as the "Hex", begins with USA-Mexico in Columbus, Ohio Friday at 7:45 p.m. ET.
Four days later, the U.S. travels to San Jose in search of its first victory on Costa Rican soil.
U.S. roster (club; WCQ caps/goals)
Goalkeepers (4): Brad Guzan (Middlesbrough; 11/0), Ethan Horvath (Molde; 0/0), Tim Howard (Colorado Rapids; 32/0), William Yarbrough (Club Leon; 0/0)
Defenders (9): Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City; 8/1), Steve Birnbaum (D.C. United; 2/0), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin; 0/0), Cameron Carter-Vickers (Tottenham Hotspur; 0/0), Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt; 1/0), Omar Gonzalez (Pachuca; 10/0), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Moenchengladbach; 13/1), Michael Orozco (Club Tijuana; 5/1), DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United; 4/0)
Midfielders (9): Alejandro Bedoya (Philadelphia Union; 6/0), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC; 29/5), Lynden Gooch (Sunderland; 0/0), Julian Green (Bayern Munich; 0/0), Jermaine Jones (Colorado Rapids; 14/0), Sacha Kljestan (New York Red Bulls; 17/2), Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund; 3/2), Caleb Stanko (FC Vaduz; 1/0), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City; 14/3)
Forwards (4): Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC; 31/16), Alan Gordon (LA Galaxy; 1/0), Aron Johannsson (Werder Bremen; 3/1), Bobby Wood (Hamburg; 6/2)