Injury-related changes to Gold Cup rosters
Erick Torres (pictured) was added to Mexico’s roster for the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup as a replacement for the injured Alan Pulido. (Photo: FIFA via Getty Images)
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MIAMI -- CONCACAF announced Friday the injury-related changes to the 23-player rosters for those countries competing in the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup, as of Friday, July 7.

In accordance with the competition regulations, injury-related changes are allowed to the final 23-Player rosters for the Group Stage until 24 hours before each team’s first match.  Any injury replacements must come from the preliminary 40-player rosters and must be approved by the Gold Cup Medical Committee.

The following substitutions have been approved by the Gold Cup Medical Committee:

COSTA RICA

IN: Juan Pablo Vargas (CS Herediano, CRC)

OUT: Ronald Matarrita (New York City FC, USA)

 

EL SALVADOR

IN: Edwin Sanchez (CD Aguila, SLV)

OUT: Irvin Herrera (New York Cosmos, USA)

 

JAMAICA

IN: Shaun Francis (San Jose Earthquakes, USA)

OUT: Dever Orgill (Wolfsberger AC, AUT)

 

MEXICO

IN: Erick Torres (Houston Dynamo, USA)

OUT: Alan Pulido (Chivas Guadalajara, MEX)

 

UNITED STATES

IN: Chris Pontius (Philadelphia Union, USA)

OUT: Kenny Saief (KAA Gent, BEL)

As in past years, teams that qualify for the quarterfinals of this year's Gold Cup will be permitted to amend their 23-player roster following the group stage, by replacing up to six players with new players from the original 40-player provisional rosters announced on Wednesday, June 7, 2017.

The 14th edition of the continental championship begins today at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey.