Union's Williams added to US roster for Olympic qualifying

March 20, 2012 6:31:08 PM PDT
Philadelphia defender Sheanon Williams has replaced Molde's Josh Gatt on the U.S. roster for men's Olympic soccer qualifying, which starts this week.

Gatt was recalled by Molde after other players on the club got hurt.

Philadelphia midfielder Freddy Adu, the only holdover from the 2008 U.S. Olympic team, has been picked as captain. D.C. United defender Perry Kitchen was selected vice captain.

The U.S. starts Olympic qualifying in the North and Central American and Caribbean region against Cuba on Thursday, then plays Canada (Saturday) and El Salvador (Monday), with all three games at Nashville, Tenn.

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