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The 24-year-old was expected to secure his 52nd senior cap for the United States during Friday’s friendly meeting with Japan in Düsseldorf.

However, the USMNT announced Greg Berhalter’s latest lineup with Pulisic absentee, explaining that he took an unspecified knock in training earlier this week.

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He will be assessed on a daily basis to determine whether he can play a role in the United States’ next friendly against Saudi Arabia in Murcia on Tuesday, before naming the squad for the World Cup in Qatar. The last outing, where they are in Group B with England, Wales and Iran.

This certainly isn’t the first time Pulisic has been injured on international duty and he hopes the issue doesn’t turn into anything serious as he battles for his place at Chelsea under new manager Graham Potter.

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Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic will not play for USA against Japan in Düsseldorf

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Under previous coach Thomas Tuchel his future had become under considerable doubt amid a lack of regular opportunities, although he was introduced as a late substitute for Potter’s delayed first match in charge – 1–1 with Red Bull. Salzburg at Stamford Bridge on 14 September in the Champions League group-stage draw.

He also took part in a closed-door friendly against Brighton at the Amex Stadium, which the Blues won thanks to two goals from summer extra Carni Chukwuemeka.

Pulisic recently opened up on his strained relationship with Tuchel in an autobiography, admitting that he was “stupid and very disappointed” after he was dropped by the German for the second leg of the Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid last season. was abandoned, in which Kai Havertz had found. Instead nodded at the last minute.

Pulisic – whose father has also appeared outspoken on his position in west London – is only under contract at Stamford Bridge until the summer of 2024 and was linked with several clubs over the summer transfer window including Juventus, Manchester United, Newcastle and Atletico. Madrid, among others.

He will be expected to be fit for Chelsea’s first match after the international break as they begin a busy pre-World Cup fixture block with a Premier League London derby against Crystal Palace, followed by a Champions League berth from Serie A holders AC. The journey is quick. Milan.

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