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USMNT’s Christian Pulisic injured, out of World Cup warm-up sport

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Christian Pulisic missed the United States‘ next-to-last warm-up match earlier than the World Cup towards Japan on Friday in Germany due to an unspecified damage.

The U.S. Soccer Federation mentioned Pulisic was out “due to a knock he took in coaching earlier this week.” The united states mentioned it was too quickly to find out whether or not he will likely be accessible for Tuesday’s pleasant towards Saudi Arabia in Murcia, Spain.

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Tim Weah, Yunus Musah, Chris Richards, Antonee Robinson and Zack Steffen had been additionally not within the squad due to accidents. Miles Robinson will miss the World Cup due to a torn Achilles.

Gio Reyna was within the beginning lineup for the primary time for the U.S. because the opening World Cup qualifier at El Salvador on Sept. 2. The 19-year-old injured a hamstring in that match, resulting in repeated recurrences that wrecked his 2021-22 season. Reyna wore jersey No. 21, the quantity his father, former U.S. captain Claudio Reyna, wore 42 occasions.

Matt Turner was in purpose, Sergino Dest at proper again, Walker Zimmerman and Aaron Lengthy at central defender and Sam Vines at proper again. Tyler Adams was in central midfield, Weston McKennie and Luca de la Torre in central midfield, Reyna and Brenden Aaronson on the wings and Jesus Ferreira at ahead.

Due to accidents and suspensions, Pulisic, Adams and McKennie have began collectively solely 4 occasions: a 2019 pleasant towards Ecuador, World Cup qualifiers towards Honduras and Canada in January, and a June pleasant towards Uruguay.

Turner began eight of 14 qualifiers, with Steffen in purpose for the remaining.

Vines is making solely his ninth worldwide look, his first since Aug. 1, 2021. Dest is enjoying for the U.S. for the primary time because the Jan. 30 qualifier at Canada.

Zimmerman captained the People for the sixth time.

The People, again within the World Cup after lacking the 2018 event, open towards Wales on Nov. 21, play England 4 days later and shut the primary spherical towards Iran on Nov. 29.

Japan, getting ready for its seventh straight World Cup, opens towards Germany on Nov. 23, meets Costa Rica 4 days later and closes group play towards Japan on Dec. 1.

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