Jones, Nguyen, Yedlin allowed to return home by Klinsmann for MLS playoffs

U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann has released four players before Tuesday's exhibition game at Ireland, including three whose teams are preparing for Major League Soccer semifinals.

New England midfielders Jermaine Jones and Lee Nguyen were allowed to return to the U.S. along with Seattle defender DeAndre Yedlin after Friday's 2-1 loss to Colombia in London.

Also released was defender DaMarcus Beasley.

No players were added, leaving a 21-man roster to face the Irish in Dublin.

Ireland allowed captain Robbie Keane to rejoin the Los Angeles Galaxy before Sunday's first leg against Seattle. The Revolution play the New York Red Bulls in the other semifinal.