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U.S. Captain Claudio Reyna Relieved as MRI Shows No Serious Damage in Hamstring


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 24, 2006) - U.S. captain Claudio Reyna received good news on Wednesday morning after an MRI examination revealed no muscle damage to his right hamstring. While there is no specific time frame set for his return, the prognosis is very positive.

"I am relieved that there is no serious damage," said Reyna. "I'll be working with the trainers on a daily basis and will be focused on getting back on the field as quickly as possible."

Reyna felt tightness in his hamstring around the 11th minute of the USA's 1-0 loss to Morocco on Tuesday night, and was replaced by Sierra Mist Man of the Match Pablo Mastroeni five minutes later.

The U.S., now 4-2-2 in 2006, will continue the Send-Off Series this Friday, May 26 at 7 p.m. ET, as Sierra Mist presents U.S. vs. Venezuela at Cleveland Browns Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio (tickets). The final send-off match before departing for the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany on June 1 will be presented by Hyundai on May 28 at 7 p.m. ET at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn., vs. Latvia (tickets). Both matches will be televised live on ESPN2, and taped delay on Telemundo.

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