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Los Angeles Galaxy defender Chris Albright has been called into the USA World Cup squad after the withdrawal through injury of Frankie Hejduk.

Columbus Crew’s Hejduk, a member of the 1998 and 2002 World Cup squads, suffered a cruciate ligament injury at the weekend.

“I deeply regret having to replace Frankie Hejduk on the roster,” said U.S. coach Bruce Arena.

“Frankie’s been a great member of the national team program for many years. Unfortunately, this last-minute injury has forced us to make a change.”

Albright, 27, has one goal in 19 appearances for the USA.

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