USMNT loses Cameron Carter-Vickers, Chris Richards for September friendlies

Defenders Cameron Carter-Vickers and Chris Richards will miss the america‘ final two World Cup warmth-up matches as a outcomes of accidents.

The pair was changed Sunday by Mark McKenzie and Erik Palmer-Brown, who be part of Walker Zimmerman and Aaron prolonged as central defenders for exhibitions in opposition to Japan on Friday in Dusseldorf, Germany, and Saudi Arabia 4 days later in Murcia, Spain.

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Goalkeeper Zack Steffen, left again Antonee Robinson, midfielders Yunus Musah and Cristian Roldan, and winger Tim Weah are additionally lacking the matches as a outcomes of accidents. Central defender Miles Robinson is sidelined by way of the World Cup as a outcomes of a torn left Achilles.

Carter-Vickers was not famous of Glasgow Celtic‘s crew for its Scottish Premier League recreation on Sunday, a 2-zero loss to St. Mirren that ended a 38-recreation unbeaten run inside the league. Celtic supervisor Ange Postecoglou mentioned the center again “pulled up sore” earlier this week.

“we hope put up-worldwide break he will not be too distant,” Postecoglou mentioned.

Carter-Vickers performed the complete recreation for Celtic in its 1-1 draw in opposition to Ukrainian crew Shakhtar Donetsk inside the Champions League on Wednesday.

A son of former NBA participant Howard Carter, the 24-yr-previous Carter-Vickers is hoping to safe a spot on the U.S. World Cup roster. He returned to the nationwide crew for the predominant time in three years for a June 1 exhibition in opposition to Morocco, his seventeenth worldwide look.

McKenzie, 23, has made eight worldwide appearances and performs for Belgium‘s Genk. The 25-yr-previous Palmer-Brown performs for France‘s Troyes and has made 4 worldwide appearances.

again on the planet Cup after lacking the 2018 event, the U.S. opens in opposition to Wales on Nov. 21, performs England in a Black Friday matchup 4 days later and closes group play on Nov. 29 in opposition to Iran.

U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter plans to introduced his Cup roster on Nov. 9, 5 days earlier than the deadline to submit it to FIFA.