CHICAGO — Villarreal forward Jozy Altidore and Los Angeles Galaxy defender Omar Gonzalez have been added to the U.S. roster for Tuesday's exhibition against Brazil in place of Schalke midfielder Jermaine Jones and Columbus defender Chad Marshall.
Jones had been set to make his U.S. debut after playing three exhibitions for Germany and being approved for a switch last year by FIFA. The U.S. Soccer Federation said Thursday that after accepting the invitation, he decided to remain with his club ahead of its opener at Hamburg on Aug. 21. Jones missed last season because of a shin injury.
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Gonzalez, last year's Major League Soccer rookie of the year, could make his international debut.
Altidore, who has nine goals in 29 appearances, returned to Spain's Villarreal this week after being loaned to Hull last season.
Ticket sales for the match at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., have topped 58,000 for the match, the first for both nations on the road to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.