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Gyasi Zardes withdraws from USMNT roster due to groin strain

CHICAGO (Via U.S. Soccer) – U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Gyasi Zardes has withdrawn from the World Cup Qualifying roster for October after being sidelined with a groin strain suffered in the LA Galaxy’s 1-1 draw with Real Salt Lake on Saturday night.

The midfielder will not be replaced on the roster, which now stands at 25 players.

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