NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 01: Jurgen Klinsmann talks to the media during a press conference to announce him as the new head coach of the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team at NikeTown on August 1, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

United States, Mexico Both Announce Rosters For Upcoming Friendly

Both the United States and Mexico will be bringing strong rosters to their August friendly, but both teams will be resting some key players as well

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Zach Loyd Replaces Timothy Chandler On USA Roster For Mexico Friendly

Many United States fans were excited to see Timothy Chandler on August 10 when the Americans took on Mexico in a friendly, but they will have to wait to see the German-born right back. Chandler has been removed from the U.S. roster for the friendly after suffering a knee injury in the preseason for his club, Nuremburg. The injury is not serious, but it will keep him from the friendly and head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has called in FC Dallas' Zach Loyd to replace him.

The 21-year-old Chandler has two caps for the U.S., both coming this year after coming on strong for Nuremburg last season. He has become one of the bright, young prospects for the Americans and many U.S. supporters were upset when his club asked him to skip the Gold Cup this summer. Chandler isn't play in the tournament, which came back to haunt the U.S. in the final when Steve Cherundolo was injured and Chandler wasn't an option to replace him. The U.S. would go on to lose the match, 4-2.

With Edgar Castillo, Heath Pearce and Carlos Bocanegra on the roster, Loyd may not see the field against Mexico. He made his debut for the U.S. in January against Chile, but that was without most of the team's top players so this will be his first time with the full U.S. team.

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Mexico Names 20-Man Squad For Friendly Vs. United States

'Chepo' Jose Manuel de la Torre has his team for Mexico's friendly against the United States on August 10 and it has one notable omission. Javier Hernandez has not been named to the team as he recovers from a concussion suffered during preseason training with Manchester United. Even without Chicharito, El Tri are the heavy favorites to defeat the U.S., a month and a half after overcoming a 2-0 deficit to win the Gold Cup final versus their arch-rivals, 4-2.

With Chicharito out, Chepo has just two strikers in the team with Omar Arellano and Oribe Peralta, with Giovani dos Santos supporting him. It is a first-choice squad for Chepo that will once again be led by the young attacking trio of dos Santos, Pablo Barrera and Andres Guardado that led them to Gold Cup glory.

Goalkeepers: Guillermo Ochoa (AC Ajaccio), Alfredo Talavera (Toluca)

Defenders: Paul Aguilar (América), Efraín Juárez (Real Zaragoza), Rafael Márquez (New York Red Bulls), Héctor Moreno (RCD Espanyol), Francisco Javier Rodríguez (VfB Stuttgart), Carlos Salcido (Fulham), Jorge Torres Nilo (Tigres)

Midfielders: Javier Aquino (Cruz Azul), Pablo Barrera (West Ham United), Christian Bermúdez (Atlante), Israel Castro (Cruz Azul), Andrés Guardado (Deportivo de La Coruña), Antonio Naelson Sinha (Toluca), Gerardo Torrado (Cruz Azul), Jesús Zavala (Monterrey)

Forwards: Omar Arellano (Guadalajara), Giovani dos Santos (Tottenham), Oribe Peralta (Santos)

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Jurgen Klinsmann Announces USMNT Roster For USA Vs. Mexico Friendly

The new USMNT coach's initial squad gives Clint Dempsey and Jozy Altidore a friendly off while giving a new chance to some familiar but previously out of favor players.

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