Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - The United States men's national team will be
without three key players for its upcoming slate after it was revealed that
Maurice Edu, Corey Ashe and Brek Shea have picked up injuries.
The U.S. will face Belgium and Germany in friendly matches on May 29 and June
2, respectively, before continuing its World Cup qualifying campaign with
three matches in the span of 11 days. After heading to Jamaica on June 7, the
Americans will return home to face Panama in Seattle, Wash. on June 11 and
Honduras in Sandy, Utah on June 18.
They will be without Edu, who was diagnosed with a sports hernia after he
returned to English Premier League club Stoke City following a loan to Turkish
Ashe was called into camp for the Belgium match but has been ruled out after
suffering a groin strain in the Houston Dynamo's 1-1 draw with Sporting Kansas
City on Sunday.
Shea dropped out due to a right calf strain. He will travel to Dallas, Texas
for treatment and but no timetable has been given for his return.
The Sports Network