The Seattle Sounders defender suffered a calf injury on Saturday.
Brad Evans has been forced to pull out of the USMNT squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifying double header with Costa Rica and Mexico due to injury.
The 28-year-old had recently nailed down the right back spot in Jurgen Klinsmann’s side after impressing in previous matches but picked up a calf strain in Seattle Sounders’ 1-0 win against Columbus Crew on Saturday night.
Klinsmann has since called up FC Augsburg defender Michael Parkhurst to his training camp roster, with the alteration and Evans’ absence confirmed by U.S Soccer on their official twitter account.
— U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer) September 1, 2013
It’s a huge blow to Evans after he started in five of six matches during the USA’s run to the 2013 Gold Cup championship on home turf and hoped to further strengthen his bid for a seat on the plane to Brazil for the World Cup next year.
The United States currently lead the CONCACAF group with 13 points from six matches and maximum points in their next two qualifiers will ensure qualification for the tournament.