Geoff Cameron ruled out of USMNT friendly against Ecuador

Geoff Cameron ruled out of USMNT friendly against Ecuador

U.S. Men's National Team

Geoff Cameron ruled out of USMNT friendly against Ecuador

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Photo by Trevor Ruszkowski/USA Today Sports

The U.S. Men’s National Team will be without one of its most important players for Wednesday’s pre-Copa America friendly against Ecuador.

Jurgen Klinsmann revealed on Tuesday that Geoff Cameron will miss Wednesday’s match due to an injury. The Stoke City defender entered USMNT camp with a hamstring issue suffered during the Potters’ season-ending win over West Ham last week.

Cameron is one of several USMNT defenders nursing injuries, as both Fabian Johnson and Timmy Chandler enter USMNT camp with issues of their own. Johnson was held out of Sunday’s friendly win over Puerto Rico after spending the past few weeks nursing a groin issue, while Chandler suffered an injury of his own while helping Frankfurt survive relegation in Monday’s Bundesliga playoff.

Without Cameron, the USMNT still features several capable centerbacks on the roster. John Brooks and Michael Orozco each earned time against Puerto Rico over the weekend, while MLS stars Matt Besler and Steve Birnbaum have since joined the USMNT ahead of Wednesday’s friendly in Frisco, TX.

What do you make of the latest Cameron news? Any concerns leading up to the Copa America? Who do you expect to start in defense for the U.S. on Wednesday?

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