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Sarachan adds Picault as Pulisic and Adams are forced to withdraw

The United States national team will be without two of its top young players as Tyler Adams and Christian Pulisic are forced to withdraw from the upcoming roster. In their place, Philadelphia Union winger Fafa Picault was added to the team. 
BY Brian Sciaretta Posted
October 05, 2018
11:25 AM
UNITED STATES national team interim head coach Dave Sarachan was forced to make a series of changes to his upcoming roster.

Tyler Adams, 19, was forced to withdraw from the team due to back problems which precluded him from taking part in the Red Bulls big game against Atlanta last Sunday. The Red Bulls were able to win that game but will now likely have to take on San Jose on Saturday without Adams as well.

Christian Pulisic, 20, is also now scratched from the roster. The Hershey native missed Borussia Dortmund’s Champions League group stage 3-0 win over Monaco on Wednesday with a slight tear in his calf muscle. It is yet another injury absence for the Pulisic who has only played with the national team once in the past year.

As a result, Sarachan has added Philadelphia Union winger Fafa Picualt to the team. Picault, 27, has earned one cap with the U.S. team – coming in a 3-1 win over Puerto Rico in on May 22, 2016.

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