Do not be stunned or overly dismayed if news of American accomplishments in club ball overseas is slow to flow this season. As you can see, at the moment, various injuries (and the resulting recovery periods) have us one keeper away from a rather workable European-based USMNT program line-up with scary attack subs.
Jozy Altidore - expected to make preseason debut this weekend
Terrence Boyd - out until September
Josh Gatt - out until 2015
Stuart Holden - out until at least October (and out of contract)
Aron Jóhannsson - expected out another 2-3 weeks
Fabian Johnson - made preseason debut this week
Eric Lichaj - made preseason debut this week, on bench today
Marc Pelosi - cameo return last season, 15 friendly minutes this week
Rubio Rubin - back in training, but not match fit
Jonathan Spector - made preseason debut this week
Daniel Williams - expected out until September
Zarek Valentin - likely out until 2015
To boot, Juan Agudelo is for the time being without a club and Will Packwood is not in the Birmingham selection today after just returning from US Under-23 camp.
- Greg Seltzer