The US national team is set to open camp next week for important qualifiers and already there are injury concerns.
Yesterday YA received independent confirmation that Tijuana left back Edgar Castillo suffered a foot injury that is expected to keep him out for a few weeks. While he might be ready for the September 11 qualifier against Jamaica in Columbus, his status remains doubtful.
US U-20 defender Will Packwood received good news this week when he was named to Birmingham's first team roster for the new season.
Packwood, 19, has been a regular with Birmingham City's reserve team but he has yet to make a first team appearance for Birmingham City but he did make the bench on one occasion last year during an FA Cup match against Chelsea. Prior to the start of last year, he signed a two year professional contract.