One of the more exciting young players on the US Men’s National Team is not with the Stars and Stripes ahead of upcoming friendlies as Tim Weah is away from the team. Manager Gregg Berhalter updated reporters, as Doug McIntyre of Yahoo notes, telling them, “Weah has a very bad hamstring tear.” The forward is getting treatment for the injury, but reading the words “very bad” ahead of “hamstring tear” does not sound reassuring. Weah has started in both of Lille’s league matches this year following a solid showing in the U-20 World Cup.
McIntyre also reported that DeAndre Yedlin, Tyler Adams, and Matt Miazga are also still dealing with the aftermath of injuries that have caused them to miss time to start their club seasons. Berhalter did note that the players “would normally be at least looking to be involved” with the team. Their absence does mean that fans will get a look at Corey Baird, who has four goals and three assists with RSL this year, and Nick Lima, who can play left back AND right back. Meanwhile, Miles Robinson got a well deserved call-up as the team gets ready for Mexico and Uruguay.