Castillo replaces injured Chandler on US Copa America roster

ABS-CBN Sports on May 28, 2016 10:02 AM
 Castillo replaces injured Chandler on US Copa America roste
FILE - In this March 21, 2016, file photo, U.S. soccer goalkeepers Tim Howard, left, and Brad Guzan, warm up during a training sesson at Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla. Guzan is set to start ahead of veteran Tim Howard for the U.S. national team in the upcoming Copa America tournament, coach Jurgen Klinsmann announced Saturday, May 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier, File)

CHICAGO (AP) — Edgar Castillo has replaced injured defender Timmy Chandler on the U.S. Copa America roster.

Castillo, 29, has 18 international appearances, including starts in the past two World Cup qualifiers. He is expected to report to the U.S. team following the second leg of Monterrey's Liga MX playoff final against Pachuca on Sunday.

Chandler strained his right quadriceps Monday playing for Eintracht Frankfurt in the second leg of the Bundesliga promotion-relegation playoff against Nuremberg, leaving in the 68th minute.

An injured player can be replaced up to 24 hours before a team's opener, but must come from the team's preliminary 40-man roster, which was submitted April 29.

The U.S. plays Bolivia on Saturday at Kansas City, Kansas, then opens the 16-nation tournament on June 3 against Colombia in Santa Clara, California.

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