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Altidore is not friendly, Miles Robinson begins – Soccer Sports

Jozy Altidore has participated in the first US Men’s National Team camp since January 2019, but will wait a little longer for his first real USMNT appearance since the 2019 Gold Cup final.

USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter confirmed on Saturday that Altidore will not play in a USMNT friendly against Trinidad and Tobago on Sunday (7 pm, FS1). Barholter cites Altidore’s minor injuries during the camp as a reason, but also revealed that Altidore could have played if the team needed to play.

The absence of Altidore means that Orlando City striker Darryl Dyke is most likely to lead the USMNT, while FC Dallas forward Jesus Ferreira is another Barholter option.

Barholter also confirmed that Atlanta United’s Centerback Miles Robinson will start the central defense alongside Aaron Long. Berholter quoted Robinson’s desire to give him experience prior to the Olympic qualifying. Robinson is expected to play an important role as one of the key players in setting up the US national team under the age of 23.

In not-so-surprising lineup news, Barholter confirmed that New England Revolution goalkeeper Matt Turner would start with his USMNT debut.

Los Angeles Galaxy fullback Julian Araujo will also miss the match on Sunday after arriving late at the camp due to an unidentified illness.

What do you think of the news? Are you excited to see what Darryl Dyke can do? Watch Miles Robinson be a competitor for his first role in World Cup qualifying.

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– Soccer Sports

Altidore is not friendly, Miles Robinson begins

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