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Injured Weston McKennie replaced by Marky Delgado on USMNT roster

Weston McKennie
United States midfielder Weston McKennie withdrew from the upcoming Kickoff Series with an adductor injury. Toronto FC's Marky Delgado will replace him. (Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)

Weston McKennie has a right adductor injury, forcing him to withdraw from the United States men’s national team ahead of Kickoff Series matches against Colombia and Peru.

McKennie, a midfielder for German side Schalke 04 who scored his first goals in the Bundesliga and UEFA Champions League last week, will be replaced by Toronto FC’s Marky Delgado. 

Delgado debuted for the U.S. March 27 against Paraguay and made his last appearance during the 1-0 win against Mexico Sept. 11.

The roster remains at 23 players after the Philadelphia Union’s Fafa Picault received a call-up last week following injuries to Borussia Dortmund’s Christian Pulisic and Tyler Adams of the New York Red Bulls.

The Kickoff Series begins Thursday night against Colombia at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET. FS1, Univision and UDN will broadcast the match. The U.S. then plays Peru Oct. 16 at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn.

ROSTER BY POSITION (Club; Caps/Goals):
GOALKEEPERS (3): Brad Guzan (Atlanta United FC; 58/0), Ethan Horvath (Club Brugge/BEL; 2/0), Zack Steffen (Columbus Crew SC; 5/0)

DEFENDERS (8): John Brooks (Wolfsburg/GER; 34/3), Reggie Cannon (FC Dallas; 0/0), Cameron Carter-Vickers (Swansea City/WAL; 5/0), Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls; 0/0), Matt Miazga (Nantes/FRA; 9/1), Antonee Robinson (Wigan Athletic/ENG; 4/0), Ben Sweat (New York City FC; 0/0), DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United/ENG; 54/0)

MIDFIELDERS (9): Kellyn Acosta (Colorado Rapids; 19/1), Jonathan Amon (Nordsjælland/DEN; 0/0), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC/CAN; 140/17), Marky Delgado (Toronto FC/CAN; 3/0), Julian Green (Greuther Fürth/GER; 12/4), Fafa Picault (Philadelphia Union; 1/0), Kenny Saief (Anderlecht/BEL; 2/0), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew SC; 8/0), Tim Weah (Paris Saint-Germain/FRA; 5/1)

FORWARDS (3):, Andrija Novakovich (Fortuna Sittard/NED; 2/0), Josh Sargent (Werder Bremen/GER; 3/1), Bobby Wood (Hannover 96/GER; 41/12)

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