Injured Agbossoumonde, Bingham replaced at U.S. Under-23 camp


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Centerback Gale Agbossoumonde and goalkeeper David Bingham have been forced to withdraw from United States Under-23 national team camp with undisclosed injuries ahead of today's opening day of training at the Home Depot Center, according to U.S. Soccer.

German-American defender Royal-Dominique Fennel, recently signed Columbus Crew Homegrown goalkeeper Matt Lampson and Los Angeles Galaxy goalkeeper Brian Perk have taken their places at the camp. Lampson and Perk will provide support behind the more experienced Zac MacMath, while Fennel returns for his third consecutive U-23 camp.

Also of note at U-23 camp is that UCLA playmaker Kelyn Rowe left the MLS Combine early to participate in U.S. training.

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23 Responses to Injured Agbossoumonde, Bingham replaced at U.S. Under-23 camp

  1. Khan says:

    “German-American defender Royal-Dominique Fennel?”

    Hide yo kidz, hide yo wife! Preston Zimmerman is coming!

  2. Award says:

    Fennel was born in the states so I think Zimmerman will be OK with him. But this does underline a huge problem with the U-23’s. We are lacking in the CB area. I have been surprised that Ike Oparra has not been called in at all. It may be time for Porter to call in Ike Oparra.

  3. Rlw2020 says:

    Every roster so has had great midfield and attack but the defence has been thin for day 1. Keep in mind that will have timmy chandler, assuming we qualify, but the overage players should be boca and gooch

    For qualifying opara, kitchen and others hopefully can cover

  4. Edwin in LA says:

    Ike Opara was hurt almost all season last year and over half of the season before that.

    I think he’s good as well but he might not even be cleared to play or practice

  5. louis z says:

    don’t know much about Fannel, is he a worthy replacement?

  6. Yaznasty says:

    GK isn’t a problem because Bingham was still four players down. Biggest area of concern is still this CB situation.

  7. mistadobolina says:

    true, i guess there is White, Wagner, Brooks, Kitchen, Ibegha… i hear good things about them but its going to be academy players and mls rookies and sophomores.

  8. chris says:

    Say him in Bradenton looked lost and a step below the rest

  9. Rivaldo says:

    Not enough Germans. I want at least 8 in every camp!

  10. RK says:

    He’s anise player.

  11. Eurosnob says:

    With respect to Chandler his availability is questionable. Olympics are not an official FIFA tournament and, thus, the clubs are under no obligation to release their players for the tournament. There may be ways to work around it. Messi, for example, was to miss the Olympics, but fortunately for Messi (and the gold medal winning Argentina) Barca hired Guardiola and Messi persuaded him to let him go. I am not saying that Chandler definitely will not be available, but there’s some question if he would be permitted by his club to play in a non-FIFA tournament. Given that Chandler had to miss the Gold Cup because of his club’s preference, it’s a legitimate concern.

  12. louis z says:

    come again, what do you mean by “anise player”

  13. abc says:

    Ike Opara has to be healthy first.

    Porter needs to reach down an age level and call in John Anthony Brooks.

    I predict the CB pairing is Brooks and an overage CB, maybe Cameron or Ream.

  14. RK says:

    Fennel is widely cultivated, both in its native range and elsewhere, for its edible, strongly flavoured leaves and fruits, which are often mistermed “seeds”. Its aniseed flavour comes from anethole, an aromatic compound also found in anise and star anise, and its taste and aroma are similar to theirs, though usually not as strong.

  15. Aquaman says:

    You’re the pimpinella. Sorry that was vulgare, foeniculum vulgare. (Science Jokes about Fennel and similar tasting plants)

  16. wilyboy says:

    I really do worry about the talent pool at CB, and wouldn’t mind if two over-aged players were called in.

    For that matter, I’m entirely unconvinced that Boss has any chance of a big impact now or ever. He’s the kind of player who gets eclipsed by late bloomers.

  17. WK says:

    Opara has yet to show he’s fully recovered from breaking his foot. we should know more once training officially starts, but i agree with you- this guy still has the potential to be a top CB in the league and for the US. hopefully he’s fit and ready, since the Quakes are going to need him more than ever this year, even with new CB Bernandez.

  18. louis z says:

    i myself like it as a tea. thanks for the clarification 😉

  19. fischy says:

    I don’t like seeing Germans and camp in such proximity.

  20. idiot from the projects says:

    And hide yo husbands cause he’s rapin everybody out here….

  21. blaise213 says:

    overage players should be cameron and john for defense!

  22. aisdjcnsadcn says:

    Anybody know if these practices are open? I’d like to bring some kids to watch.

  23. GW says:

    It’s safe to say if Messi really wanted to go to the Olympics Barca were not going to upset him.

    Chandler does not have that sort of clout.