Ricardo Pepi He scored in the Dutch Eredivisie’s 3-2 loss to Fortuna Sittard on Sunday in the first match since FC Groningen were left out of the US World Cup roster.
19 years old from El Paso, Texas Ragnar Oratmangoencross pass goalie Ivor Pandur From 6 yards in 45 minutes.
“It’s a shame, but I feel like I have to use that as motivation. I went on the pitch today, and I proved that I don’t care,” Pepi told ESPN after his team’s win.
“I don’t make decisions. It’s completely out of my control. It’s a coaching decision and I have to accept it and move on.”
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Pepi has scored six goals in nine league appearances and seven overall since being loaned to Groningen from Augsburg, Germany.
Former FC Dallas striker removed from US roster by manager Greg Berhalter in favor of forward Jesus Ferreira, Josh Sargent When Haji Wright.
“There’s another World Cup coming up, hopefully we’ll be there, the team has a future,” said Pepi.
“Hopefully I can focus on the rest of the season and help the team (FC Groningen).”
Pepi and Wright have scored nine goals for Antalyaspor in the Turkish League this season, and have been in great form in the club’s closing stages.
“In the case of Ricciardo, it was a very difficult conversation that I had to have with him,” Verhalter said last Wednesday after announcing Qatar’s US team. It’s always difficult, he scored three goals in the World Cup qualifiers and won’t be part of the programme.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.