Atlanta United midfielder Darlington Nagbe and Columbus Crew SC goalkeeper Zack Steffen were forced to withdraw from the US men’s national team for upcoming international friendly matches against England and Italy due to injuries, U.S. Soccer announced Monday afternoon.
Nagbe was diagnosed with a low-grade hamstring strain following Atlanta United’s 3-1 win over New York City FC in the second leg of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Nagbe played all but one minute on Sunday, replaced late by Kevin Kratz.
Steffen aggravated a right hamstring issue that first occurred after the USMNT lost to Colombia, 4-2, in Tampa last month. The 2018 Allstate MLS Goalkeeper of the Year played the entire 90 minutes in a 3-0 loss to the New York Red Bulls in the second leg of the Eastern Conference Semifinals Sunday at Red Bull Arena.
Replacing Steffen on a squad reduced to 27 players ahead of Thursday’s match against England (3 pm ET | ESPN2, UniMás, Univision Deportes) is Hertha Berlin goalkeeper Jonathan Klinsmann.
SeatGeek has great deals for future MLS matchesGET TICKETS Official Ticketing Partner of Major League Soccer
The son of former USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann, Jonathan competed for the US at the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup and has earned his first call-up for the senior national team.
USMNT roster vs. England and Italy
|GK||Brad Guzan||Atlanta United|
|GK||Ethan Horvath||Club Brugge|
|GK||Jonathan Klinsmann||Hertha Berlin|
|D||Reggie Cannon||FC Dallas|
|D||Cameron Carter-Vickers||Swansea City|
|D||Aaron Long||NY Red Bulls|
|D||Shaq Moore||Reus Deportiu|
|D||Antonee Robinson||Wigan Athletic|
|D||Jorge Villafaña||Portland Timbers|
|D||DeAndre Yedlin||Newcastle United|
|M||Kellyn Acosta||Colorado Rapids|
|M||Tyler Adams||NY Red Bulls|
|M||Luca de la Torre||Fulham|
|M||Marky Delgado||Toronto FC|
|M||Julian Green||Greuther Fürth|
|M||Sebastian Lletget||LA Galaxy|
|M||Christian Pulisic||Borussia Dortmund|
|M||Wil Trapp||Columbus Crew SC|
|M||Tim Weah||Paris Saint-Germain|
|F||Josh Sargent||Werder Bremen|
|F||Bobby Wood||Hannover 96|