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Bulls Abroad: Sacha Kljestan added to U.S. Roster for World Cup Qualifying

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He may not have been Bruce Arena's first choice, but Sacha Kljestan was apparently very high on his depth chart.

Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Red Bulls will have a representative on the United States men's national soccer team next later this week when they take on Honduras and Panama: Red Bulls captain Sacha Kljestan.

In a news release on Sunday, March 19, US Soccer announced that Kljestan was being added to the 25-man roster, as would Sporting Kansas City defender Matt Besler.

The Red Bulls would confirm the news via their Twitter account within minutes of the announcement.

Unfortunately for the Stars and Stripes, Kljestan's call came as a result of a back injury to star striker Bobby Wood, leaving the US with only three forwards (Clint Dempsey, Jozy Altidore, Jordan Morris) for the home World Cup qualifying match against Honduras on Friday, March 24, and the away match against Panama on Monday, March 27.

Whether or not Kljestan will be added to the matchday 18-man roster, let alone the starting XI remains to be seen.

As for the New York Red Bulls, his addition to squad ensures that he will be unavailable when the Red Bulls take on Real Salt Lake on Saturday, March 25.

Kljestan was last capped in a friendly against Serbia earlier this year, starting and playing a half before being subbed off and leaving camp to be present for the birth of his second child.