12 Oct WAIT AND SEE: Availability of McKennie, Robinson to be determined
Defender Antonee Robinson (left), battling Jamaica defender Alvas Powel last week. (Chuck Burton-USA TODAY Sports)
The status of midfielder Weston McKennie and defender Antonee Robinson for Wednesday’s World Cup qualifier will be determined at training Tuesday afternoon.
McKennie did not travel to Panama due to experienced soreness in his right quadriceps. MRI results from Friday were negative.
Robinson and goalkeeper Zach Steffen also did not travel due to the quarantine requirements for those returning to the United Kingdom.
The three players traveled from Austin, Texas to Columbus, Ohio to train.
During a Zoom interview with the media Tuesday afternoon, Robinson revealed that he was “managing a little issue about my knee.”
“It’s kind of just been a lot of treatment and strengthening while I’ve had the chance to sort of not play in the Panama game,” he said. “I’ve had a chance to recover and get myself back in shape for the next game.”
McKennie, whose absence was greatly missed in the middle of the field in the 1-0 loss in Panama City Sunday night, was not available for comment.
USMNT head coach Gregg Berhalter added: “We have Weston and him (Robins] hat we’re going to test in training today and see right now. We don’t have enough information to make that decision.”
Kickoff for the match on ESPN2, UniMas, TUDN is 7 p.m. ET.
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