ASN Morning Read: Not The Copa America Roster
Twenty-two players were called in for Sunday's friendly against Puerto Rico, five of whom are uncapped. Again, this is not the Copa America roster; Jozy Altidore will miss the tournament with a familiar injury.
BY Jesse Yomtov Posted
May 17, 2016
May 17, 2016
- Jurgen Klinsmann named a 22-man roster for the beginning of Copa America camp, to face Puerto Rico in a friendly on Sunday. It is not the Copa America roster, as some players in Europe and Mexico are still with their clubs and Major League Soccer players will not join the rest of the team until May 23. Five players in the squad are uncapped including Fafa Picault, who you should get to know.
- Explainer from Klinsmann: “It’s really important in terms of transitioning our players coming in from Europe and some who are already done in Mexico to keep them in a flow, to keep them in a rhythm. One of our lessons from last year’s Gold Cup was because the tournament was pushed into July, we couldn’t transition our European-based players and some of the Mexican players perfectly.”
- Jozy Altidore will miss the Copa America with – you guessed it! – a hamstring injury.
- Five Americans played in the Premier League this season. How did they all fare?
- Reviewing NBC Sports’ Premier League coverage.