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Arena hints at changes

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June 8, 2002


SEOUL, South Korea -- Look for the United States to make lineup changes for South Korea on Monday.

SEOUL, South Korea -- Look for the United States to make lineup changes for South Korea on Monday.

Earnie Stewart appears doubtful. Claudio Reyna seems hopeful, and Kasey Keller could take over for Brad Friedel in goal, a rotation coach Bruce Arena might have determined before the tournament.

Stewart strained his left groin against Portugal and was replaced at halftime by Cobi Jones. Arena said options at right midfield include Jones, Eddie Lewis, Frankie Hejduk and Joe-Max Moore.

Reyna, a midfielder, missed the game with a strained right quadriceps, but he hopes to play.

"He hasn't tested it fully yet," Arena said. "We'll get that opportunity (today)."

Arena won't say when Clint Mathis, out with knee pain, will play.

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