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Gio Reyna, Weston McKennie to miss Sunday’s USMNT match against Canada

The USMNT will be shorthanded on Sunday night against Canada.

Giovanni Reyna #7 of the United States passes off the ball during a game between El Salvador and USMNT at Estadio Cuscatlán on September 2, 2021 in San Salvador, El Salvador. Photo by John Dorton/ISI Photos/Getty Images

The US Men’s National Team faces Canada on Sunday evening in its second match of World Cup qualifying. The USMNT will be short-handed however due to a variety of issues. USA Soccer announced that Gio Reyna has been diagnosed with a right hamstring strain Weston McKennie has not been included in today’s squad following a violation of team policy.

Reyna will miss Sunday’s match against Canada and then Wednesday’s match against Honduras. It is not clear if McKennie will miss any further matches. Here is what the team’s Starting XI will look like Sunday evening.

1 Matt Turner
2 Sergiño Dest
4 Tyler Adams
5 Antonee Robinson
6 John Brooks
10 Christian Pulisic (C)
11 Brenden Aaronson
12 Miles robinson
17 Sebastian Lletget
19 Jordan Peck
23 Kellyn Acosta

Team USA finished with a 0-0 draw against El Salvador in the first match of this third round of World Cup qualifying. While El Salvador controlled possession 51%-49%, the US outshot them 13-7 and 2-1 for shots on goal.