The U.S. Men's National Team coach Bruce Arena is planning a few changes in the soccer World Cup Qualifier in Panama. He said there could be four or five changes in addition to finding replacements for John Brooks and Sebastian Lletget. The soccer team against Panama is scheduled to take place on Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET.
Lletget is out because of his foot injury, and Brooks won't be available due to his sinus infection. Either Matt Besler or Tim Ream is expected to take Brooks' place, while Jermaine Jones or Alejandro Bedoya will take Lletget's midfield position. According to Arena, there is going to be at least a couple of changes in the Tuesday match. However, he wants the team to go for training before deciding what those changes would be. The U.S. soccer team earlier defeated Honduras 6-0 on Friday.
Despite the convincing win, the U.S. national soccer team coach said the team was not overconfident about Tuesday's match. "We know we are playing against a very good opponent, and realize every time we play in a World Cup qualifying game on the road in CONCACAF it will be a very difficult match," Goal quoted him as saying. If the U.S. team wins against Panama, it will be one of the three teams to qualify automatically.
According to LA Galaxy, Jozy Altidore will be a player to watch against Panama. The Toronto FC star played a dominant role against Honduras. The striker will have to play a similar role against Panama as well, even though there will be tougher opposition this time. Panama, on the other hand, will depend on Anibal Godoy to snatch a win against the U.S. national team. The player is capable of striking from range. He is expected to give a tough fight in the midfield.