Siebatcheu, Cappis added to US roster vs Jamaica, N Ireland


CHICAGO — Young Boys Bern forward Jordan Siebatcheu and Hobro midfielder Christian Cappis have been added to the U.S. roster for exhibitions against Jamaica and Northern Ireland. and they could make their national team debuts.

The U.S. Soccer Federation said RB Leipzig midfielder Tyler Adams, Caen forward Nicholas Gioacchini and Lille forward Tim Weah will miss the match because of novel coronavirus quarantine requirements in their areas, which impact their travel.

FIFA’s ruling council imposed temporary rules that exempt clubs from releasing players to national teams if a quarantine of at least five days would be required when a player returns to his team.

Siebatcheu is a 24-year-old forward eligible to play for the U.S., France and Cameroon. He has nine goals in his last 13 Swiss Super League matches.

Cappis, 21, attended the U.S. team’s January 2020 camp but did not appear in the exhibition against Costa Rica that followed.

The U.S. plays Jamaica on Thursday as Wiener Neustadt, Austria, and is at Northern Ireland on March 28.

The Americans are preparing for a CONCACAF Nations League semifinal against Honduras in June, and the start of World Cup qualifying in September. Most top players are expected to skip the CONCACAF Gold Cup in July.

The revised roster:

Goalkeepers: Ethan Horvath (Club Brugge, Belgium), Chituru Odunze (Leicester, England), Zack Steffen (Manchester City, England)

Defenders: John Brooks (Wolfsburg, Germany), Reggie Cannon (Boavista,, Portugal), SergiƱo Dest (Barcelona, Spain), Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls), Matt Miazga (Anderlecht, Belgium), Erik Palmer-Brown (Austria Vienna), Tim Ream (Fulham, England), Bryan Reynolds (Roma, Italy), Chris Richards (Hoffenheim, Germany), Antonee Robinson (Fulham, England)

Midfielders: Brenden Aaronson (Red Bull Salzburg, Austria), Kellyn Acosta (Colorado Rapids), Christian Cappis (Hobro, Denmark), Luca de la Torre (Heracles, Netherlands), Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy), Yunus Musah (Valencia, Spain), Owen Otasowie (Wolverhampton, England)

Forwards: Daryl Dike (Barnsley, England), Christian Pulisic (Chelsea, England), Gio Reyna (Borussia Dortmund, Germany), Josh Sargent (Werder Bremen, Germany), Jordan Siebatcheu (Young Boys Bern, Switzerland)

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