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Jermaine Jones to miss Netherlands, Germany friendlies with groin injury

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Jermaine Jones has been removed from the United States' roster for their upcoming friendlies against the Netherlands and Germany because of a groin injury. Jones suffered the injury while playing for the New England Revolutiob on Sunday night, just hours after the roster for the matches was announced with him on it.

Jurgen Klinsmann has opted not to replace Jones on the roster and there are no plans to do so at this time. That isn't entirely surprising considering that he was expected to play midfield for these contests and Kyle Beckerman, Michael Bradley, Mix Diskerud and Danny Williams are already on the roster, giving the U.S. plenty of options in the center of the park.

The Revolution have yet to release any details of Jones' injury so the extent of it is still unknown. It's possible that he just felt it tighten up and wanted to be safe so he came out of the match and withdrew from the U.S. team to rest. It's also possible that it's a more serious tear that will keep him out for more than four weeks, putting his availability for the Gold Cup in doubt. At this point, we do not know.