Arsenal edged slightly closer to the Barclays Premier League’s two with a commanding victory over West Ham United on the weekend.
Arsene Wenger’s Gunners picked up their eighth league win in nine outings with a 3-0 home result over the Hammers thanks to goals from Olivier Giroud, Aaron Ramsey and Mathieu Flamini to move within a point of second-placed Manchester City and seven of league leaders Chelsea. Reigning premiers City were dealt a massive title blow when losing 1-0 to relegation battlers Burnley at Turf Moor which came via a stunning strike from George Boyd in the 61st minute.
Jordan Henderson struck in the 68th minute at the Liberty Stadium as Brendan Rodgers’ men continued their march towards a Champions League spot.
“It’s been confirmed, the call-up from the United States has arrived at the club for the games on the 25th and 31st of March,” said Yarbrough. “I’m happy, very thankful to [U.S. coach Jurgen] Klinsmann for tracking me.”
U.S. Soccer didn’t deny or confirm the call-up in an email to ESPN FC on Wednesday, writing: “We are announcing Sunday the final roster for the Denmark and Switzerland friendlies.”
Yarbrough, born in Aguascalientes to Texan immigrants, was thrust into the limelight when he was handed his Liga MX debut for Leon in March 2013. Five clean sheets in his first nine games consolidated Yarbrough’s starting spot and he went on to win historic consecutive titles with Leon in the Apertura 2013 and Clausura 2014.