Fabian Johnson will not take part in the U.S. Men’s National Team’s upcoming friendly with Costa Rica.
Head coach Jurgen Klinsmann revealed Monday that he has dismissed Johnson from the team ahead of Tuesday’s friendly. Klinsmann’s frustrations stem from Johnson removing himself in the 111th minute of Saturday’s CONCACAF Cup clash with Mexico despite not dealing with an injury.
“I had a very severe word with Fabian Johnson, and I sent him home today,” Klinsmann said. “He can rethink his approach about his team.”
Johnson’s dismissal leaves the USMNT roster with just 20 players, six of which are listed as defenders, ahead of Tuesday’s friendly with Costa Rica.
The 27-year-old fullback has made 40 appearances for the USMNT.
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