U.S., Mexico make roster changes

Carlos Esquivel (pictured), shown in a 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup game, was called up to Mexico for its April 15, 2015, friendly against the USA. (Photo: Mexsport)

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – The United States and Mexico continued to make roster adjustments ahead of their international friendly at the Alamodome on Wednesday.

U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has added D.C. United midfielder Perry Kitchen in place of defender Michael Orozco, who will not play after talks with his Liga MX club, Puebla.

Kitchen, 23, made his national team in the USA's 2-0 win against Panama on February 8, 2015, at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

For Mexico, midfielder Jurgen Damm has been advised to rest while fighting salmonellosis and will be replaced by Toluca’s Carlos Esquivel.  The 33-year-old attacker has scored two goals in 13 appearances for the Red Devils during the current Liga MX Clausura season.