JAMIE HILL - Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The injury-battered US squad suffered another blow on Wednesday when Fabian Johnson was ruled out of the qualifier against Antigua and Barbuda with the flu.
In a press release, the USSF announced that Johnson will join the team in Kansas City in hopes that he will recover in time for the match against Guatemala on October 16.
"Fabian has been ill since the weekend, and we were waiting to see if he would be healthy enough to join us in Miami," said US manager Jurgen Klinsmann. "At this point, it is in everyone's best interest to allow him to fully recover from his illness and come into Kansas City ready to play against Guatemala."
Klinsmann's 24-man roster has been quickly reduced to 20 as Landon Donovan, Brek Shea, and Edgar Castillo have also withdrawn from camp with injury in the last two days.
No replacements have thus far been named.