U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has elected to send midfielder Julian Green back to Hamburg to continue his recovery from a rib injury.
Green trained with the team on Tuesday and Wednesday, but it was determined that he was not 100 percent heading into Friday’s match against Ecuador (7 p.m. ET kickoff) in East Hartford, Connecticut. The USA roster now stands at 21 players.
Approximately 33,000 tickets have been sold, with only 4,000 remaining for the game at Rentschler Field (TICKETS). The game will be broadcast live on ESPN, WatchESPN, UniMas and ESPN Deportes Radio. ESPN’s coverage begins at 6:40 p.m. ET. Fans can also follow on Twitter @ussoccer.
This will be Landon Donovan’s testimonial match. Donovan will wear the captain’s armband and make his 157th and final appearance with the National Team.