Jermaine Jones is expected to be available for the United States for Tuesday's World Cup qualifier against Trinidad and Tobago, according to Steve Goff. The midfielder left Friday's win over St. Vincent and the Grenadines with an injury and the team had not given any updates on his status until now.
Jones isn't entirely in the clear. He did not train with the team on Sunday, instead just stretching and doing some running. It's possible that he isn't able to go on Tuesday, but right now the team thinks he will be able to play.
If Jones can't play, Kyle Beckerman will probably step into the midfield. He's the only other player on the roster with a bit of bite in the center of the pitch, unless Geoff Cameron is moved up the pitch, but the Americans need him in defense so that's unlikely.
Tuesday's match will be the Americans' tougher of this semifinal round of World Cup qualifying. Trinidad and Tobago are the toughest team in Group C and the travel to the island country off the cost of Venezuela is rough travel.
The U.S. are first in the group with three points and a +5 goal difference. If they beat the Soca Warriors, they will have one foot in the final round of World Cup qualifying, while a loss would make their next qualifiers, against Guatemala in March, of the upmost importance.