Christian Pulisic to miss USMNT vs Japan due to injury

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Christian Pulisic will miss the USMNT’s clash against Japan due to injury, U.S. Soccer has confirmed.

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Pulisic, 24, was scheduled to be a key man (as always) for the USMNT in their final two friendlies before the World Cup kicks off in November.

However, a statement was released by U.S. Soccer after Pulisic was left out of the starting lineup for the friendly against Japan in Dusseldorf, Germany.

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Statement on Pulisic

“Christian Pulisic is off today’s roster because of a knock he took in training earlier this week. He will be evaluated day-to-day for his availability to play against Saudi Arabia on Sept. 27 in Murcia, Spain.”

So, Pulisic could miss the game against Saudi Arabia as well.

This is not great news for Gregg Berhalter who will have wanted his best starting lineup together for these final two friendlies.

With Zack Steffen, Yunus Musah, Antonee Robinson, Chris Richards, Cameron Carter-Vickers, Tim Weah and now Pulisic all going down with injuries, this isn’t the best preparation possible. However, it does provide opportunities for others.

Berhalter, Pulisic and all USMNT fans will be hoping this is just a small issue and won’t impact the Chelsea winger at all ahead of the World Cup which kicks off in less than 60 days.

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