Green Will Miss U.S. Exhibitions With Rib Injury

Oct 9, 2014 5:05 PM

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Midfielder Julian Green will miss the United States' exhibition games against Ecuador and Honduras because of a rib injury.

The 19-year-old trained with the Americans in Boston on Tuesday and Wednesday, but U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann says Green will return to Hamburg to recover from the injury, sustained Sept. 20 against Bayern Munich. Green scored against Belgium in the World Cup, then was loaned from Bayern Munich to Hamburg for the 2014-15 season.

The U.S. plays Ecuador on Friday night at East Hartford, Connecticut, in the international farewell match for Landon Donovan, the country's career scoring leader. The Americans face Honduras on Tuesday in Boca Raton, Florida.


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