The line-ups have yet to be released for tonight’s World Cup Qualifier between the United States and Antigua & Barbuda, but we already know at least one player who won’t be in the starting 11.
Left back Edgar Castillo, who was a late addition to the starting line-up on Saturday against Canada and was expected to start again, will not play tonight after suffering a strained hamstring Thursday during practice. The injury isn’t considered serious, but he’ll sit out tonight.
In slightly more positive news, the man Castillo replaced on Saturday, Fabian Johnson, was not ruled out of tonight’s match by head coach Jurgen Klinsmann. Johnson suffered a strained calf muscle in warm-ups before the match with Canada. Klinsmann didn’t sound confident Johnson would be available, but didn’t rule it out either. If he misses tonight, he’ll almost certainly be ready for Tuesday’s road trip to Guatemala.
The match between the United States and Antigua & Barbuda is set to begin at 7:00 p.m. EDT and can be seen on ESPN.