U.S. men’s national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann has made 3 changes to the 23-man roster as the team prepares for the elimination rounds of the 2015 Gold Cup. DaMarcus Beasley, Joe Corona, and Alan Gordon have been called up to replace Greg Garza, Alfredo Morales, and Jozy Altidore, respectively.
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Gold Cup regulations allowed every team to make up to six changes to their roster in the 24 hours following the completion of the group phase.
Beasley is the most experienced player on the roster with 121 caps to his name. He came out of international retirement to be available to Klinsmann and has now answered the call. He has been part of 4 U.S. World Cup teams and 6 Gold Cup teams, 4 of which Beasley walked away with a winners medal.
Gordon and Corona were part of the 2013 Gold Cup winning squad. Both of Corona’s career goals for the Stars and Stripes came in the tournament. was part of the team that won the 2013 Gold Cup, where the striker registered 2 goals.
Altidore is still not back to full fitness after a hamstring problem hindered his performances in the group stage while Morales and Garza were both slated as reserve players and in their limited minutes thus far failed to make an impression to remain with the squad through the end of the tournament.
The United States finished first place in the “Group of Death” after collecting 7 out of a possible 9 points and going undefeated, improving their all-time record to 30-1-3 in group play.