With the United States coming off an underwhelming performance against Mexico yesterday in the Confederations Cup, a 3-2 extra time loss, Jurgen Klinsmann has made several changes to his roster ahead of Tuesday's friendly with Costa Rica.
New England Revolution midfielder Lee Nguyen joins teammate Jermaine Jones in camp while Bill Hamid, Mix Diskerud, Brek Shea and Andrew Wooten from German club Sandhausen have all been added to the USMNT roster.
Additionally, several players have been released from camp including a few of the starters from the Mexico game. Goalkeeper Nick Rimando, defenders DaMarcus Beasley and Matt Besler, midfielders Kyle Beckerman, Michael Bradley and Graham Zusi and forwards Clint Dempsey and Chris Wondolowski have been released back to their clubs with the roster now standing at 21.
The staff at TBM debated whether or not Nguyen should have been on the roster for the Mexico game, as he and the other players called into camp were on the provisional roster. With his call up as well as Diskerud's, it gives Klinsmann two central attacking midfield players that were sorely lacking in the game against Mexico with Alejandro Bedoya missing the game due to illness.
The Costa Rica friendly is the last match for the US before they begin World Cup qualifying in November against St. Vincents and Trinidad and Tobago. The match kicks off at 6:30PM from Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ with coverage on ESPN.