CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann added Toronto FC midfielder Michael Bradley to the team that will face Brazil on Tuesday night in Foxborough, Massachusetts, and said Sunday that forward Clint Dempsey will remain with the Seattle Sounders as he recovers from a hamstring injury.
The U.S. beat Peru 2-1 on Friday night in Washington, and Klinsmann is using the exhibitions to decide his roster for the playoff against Mexico on Oct. 10 that will determine CONCACAF’s representative at the 2017 Confederations Cup.
“I had a good conversation with Clint,” Klinsmann said. “He’s still not 100 percent and we agreed it’s best to let him stay with Seattle to allow him to continue making progress ahead of next month’s match against Mexico.”
Klinsmann also added Chicago Fire goalkeeper Sean Johnson and Stanford University forward Jordan Morris, and returned defender Matt Besler to Sporting Kansas City and goalkeeper William Yarbrough to Club Leon.
“We were impressed with Matt Besler this past week,” Klinsmann said. “We definitely saw what we needed to see from him as we prepare for the Mexico clash and Sporting KC badly wanted him back for Wednesday, so we agreed to send him home.”
Brazil beat Costa Rica 1-0 on Saturday in Harrison, New Jersey.
Goalkeepers: Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire)
Defenders: Ventura Alvarado (Club America), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Greg Garza (Atlas), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Michael Orozco (Club Tijuana), Tim Ream (Fulham), Jonathan Spector (Birmingham City)
Midfielders: Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Joe Corona (Veracruz), Mix Diskerud (New York City FC), Jermaine Jones (New England Revolution), Alfredo Morales (FC Ingolstadt), Danny Williams (Reading), DeAndre Yedlin (Tottenham Hotspur)
Forwards: Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), Aron Johannsson (Werder Bremen), Jordan Morris (Stanford), Bobby Wood (Union Berlin), Andrew Wooten (SV Sandhausen), Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy)
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