U.S. Soccer Team’s Injury Woes Mount Weeks Before World Cup In Qatar

Weston McKennie might miss the remainder of Juventus’ video games forward of the World Cup, including to the US’ damage issues solely three weeks earlier than the beginning of the event.

McKennie was pressured off with a thigh downside at halftime of Juventus’ 1-0 win at Lecce in Serie A on Saturday, and Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport says the midfielder shall be out for round two weeks.

The 24-year-old McKennie joins a lengthening record of injured American gamers forward of coach Gregg Berhalter’s roster announcement on Nov. 9.

Goalkeeper Matt Turner missed his second straight match for Arsenal on Sunday due to a good groin, Josh Sargent missed Norwich’s match on Saturday with a calf damage and Celta Vigo stated Friday that midfielder Luca de la Torre has sustained a leg damage that may sideline him for 3 weeks.

U.S. soccer participant Weston McKennie, pictured at observe for Juventus FC within the Italian league, is one in all a number of damage issues for the People heading into the World Cup.

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The U.S. performs its first Group B match in Qatar in opposition to Wales on Nov. 21, takes on England 4 days later and faces Iran on Nov. 29.

McKennie has been an everyday presence for Juventus this season, taking part in in 11 Serie A matches and 5 Champions League video games, scoring three objectives throughout each competitions.

McKennie’s absence additionally imply Juventus prepares to face Paris Saint-Germain within the Champions League on Wednesday with out 12 gamers by means of damage. Teenage winger Samuel Iling-Junior injured his ankle on Saturday and shall be out for round three weeks.