U.S. Men's National Team Forward Jozy Altidore Listed as Day to Day with Mild Ankle Sprain
• Altidore Will Undergo a Fitness Test Prior to the USA's June 5 Friendly with Australia
• U.S. to Open 2010 FIFA World Cup against England on June 12 in Rustenburg
TSHWANE/PRETORIA, South Africa (June 3, 2010) — U.S. Men's National Team forward Jozy Altidore sat out training today after incurring a mild right ankle sprain during Wednesday’s practice. Altidore’s status is considered day-to-day, and he will undergo a fitness test Friday to determine his availability for the June 5 friendly against Australia. An x-ray taken early on Thursday was negative.
Kickoff for Saturday's game against Australia at Ruimsig Stadium in suburban Johannesburg is set for 2:30 p.m. local time (8:30 a.m. ET), and the match will be broadcast live on ESPN2. Fans can also follow along live on ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker and at twitter.com/ussoccer.
The U.S. Men's National Team has been drawn into Group C with England, Slovenia and Algeria for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. The U.S. will open its sixth consecutive World Cup finals tournament against England on June 12 in Rustenburg, and will follow that game with matches against Slovenia on June 18 in Johannesburg and Algeria on June 23 in Tshwane/Pretoria.