will miss the ‘ next-to-last warmup match before the World Cup against on Friday in Germany because of an unspecified injury.
The U.S. Soccer Federation said Pulisic was out “because of a knock he took in training earlier this week.” The USSF said it was too soon to determine whether he will be available for Tuesday’s friendly againstin Murcia, Spain.
, , , and were also not in the squad because of injuries. will miss the World Cup because of a torn Achilles.
was in the starting lineup for the first time for the U.S. since the opening World Cup qualifier at on Sept. 2, 2021. The 19-year-old injured a hamstring in that match, leading to repeated recurrences that wrecked his 2021-22 season. Reyna wore jersey No. 21, the number his father, former U.S. captain Claudio Reyna, wore 42 times.
was in goal, at right back, and at central defender and at right back. was in central midfield, and in central midfield, Reyna and on the wings and at forward.
Because of injuries and suspensions, Pulisic, Adams and McKennie have started together only four times: a 2019 friendly against, World Cup qualifiers against and in January, and a June friendly against .
Turner started eight of 14 qualifiers, with Steffen in goal for the rest.
Vines is making only his ninth international appearance, his first since Aug. 1, 2021. Dest is playing for the U.S. for the first time since the Jan. 30 qualifier at Canada.
Zimmerman captained the Americans for the sixth time.
The Americans, back in the World Cup after missing the 2018 tournament, open againston Nov. 21, play four days later and close the first round against Iran on Nov. 29.
Japan, preparing for its seventh straight World Cup, opens against Germany on Nov. 23, meetsfour days later and closes group play against Japan on Dec. 1.