Pulisic, Steffen out of US squad for El Salvador evaluation - France 24
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Premier League team Christian Pulisic and Zack Steffen own been ruled out of the United States 2022 World Cup CONCACAF qualifier condemn El Salvador on Thursday, coach Gregg Berhalter confirmed.
Chelsea ruler Pulisic is recovering from Covid-19 and did not movement to San Salvador with the US squad, which has been based in Nashville this week.
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Manchester City goalkeeper Steffen was besides ruled out of Thursdays opener after suffering back spasms in training.
Berhalter oral Wednesday that in-form New England Revolution goalkeeper Matt Turner would torch Thursdays sport in San Salvador, which kicks off the end circle of 2022 World Cup qualifiers for teams from Central America, North America and the Caribbean.
Turner excelled in the USAs ex CONCACAF Gold Cup campaign, keeping five speck less sheets, and moreover starred in last weeks Major League Soccer All-Star game.
"We felt at this given moment, Matt is the goalkeeper in renovate form," Berhalter said.
"I obtain finished confidence in him and what he can do. Next march is to see if he can translate it into these ultra-competitive matches."
Pulisic, meanwhile, is doubtless to be replaced in the US starting line-up by either Red Bull Salzburgs Brenden Aaronson or Marseille winger Konrad De La Fuente.
Thursdays opener kicks off a hectic three-match international window for the United States, with a home entertainment inveigh Canada on Sunday followed by a excursion to Honduras sequential Wednesday.
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