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Feilhaber suffers ankle injury

Benny Feilhaber 1 (ISIphotos)

Benny Feilhaber became the latest U.S. national team player to be bitten by the injury bug on Monday, and could wind up missing the United States' upcoming friendly vs. the Netherlands because of it.

Feilhaber picked up an ankle injury during AGF Aarhus' training session on Monday, and is undergoing scans to determine the extent of the injury. Aarhus manager Erik Rasmussen told Danish outlet Bold that Feilhaber was injured without any contact, and the best case scenario would see Feilhaber out for two weeks.

If Feilhaber can't play vs. the Netherlands on March 3, it could leave U.S. coach Bob Bradley with an interesting decision to make regarding his starting midfield. Ricardo Clark is still sidelined with a calf injury while Maurice Edu has been also battling his own injury issues. That could leave the door open for Jose Francisco Torres to earn a start alongside Bradley against the Dutch. Torres has not started for the United States since the team's 3-1 World Cup Qualifying loss to Costa Rica last June.

Who would you like to see start vs. the Dutch if Feilhaber is out? Hoping for a Bradley-Torres combo?

Share your thoughts below.

  • ThaDeuce

    Sad for Benny. Awful. I hate it when a good player is injured. Even if Torres deserves the start, i wouldn’t want it this way. However, for Torres,
    as they say in Nepal, Karma.
    It was meant to be that he and Bradley should begin pairing up.


  • Stephen

    I think Beckerman at least deserves a call up. I like him more than most I guess. I know he’s not the fastest but he is solid in the midfield and makes good passes and stops the ball. What’s it hurt to give him a look, a least as a sub?


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