Watford defender Jay DeMerit has had surgery to replace his left cornea.
The conventional wisdom is that the U.S. has a talented center back pool. But the injuries to Oguchi Onyewu and Jay DeMerit have exposed a lack of depth, writes Steve Davis.
Jimmy Conard and Kenny Cooper were picked for a largely unchanged U.S. roster for World Cup qualifiers at Honduras on Oct. 10 and against Costa Rica.
Jay DeMerit chuckled at the suggestion that he took a roundabout way to making a name for himself in soccer.
The ranks of Americans in the English Championship grew by one as former University of Chicago-Illinois defender Jay Demerit signed a season-long deal with Watford.