United States men's national team fans hoping to see more of Julian Green are going to have to wait for the next international date. On Thursday morning, Jurgen Klinsmann tweeted that Green is still dealing with a rib injury, and that he'll head back to Germany instead of staying with the USMNT through the international break.
Hopefully Green's not too far away from full fitness. If he was released to the USMNT in the first place and showed up to training, he can't be too far off, but this is still disappointing news.
Landon Donovan won't be playing the entirety of the Ecuador match, so Green's departure will open up an opportunity for someone to get more playing time. If Miguel Ibarra's impressed Klinsmann in training at all, he might get a chance to impress the fans on Friday as well.