USMNT's Jermaine Jones (groin) out of Netherlands, Germany friendlies
U.S. men’s national team midfielder Jermaine Jones has been ruled out of the team’s friendlies against Netherlands and Germany, U.S. Soccer announced on Monday.
Jones suffered a groin injury in the 33rd minute of the New England Revolution’s 2-2 draw against LA Galaxy on Sunday and will undergo an MRI to determine the extent of the injury. The team said that there will be no replacement on the roster for Jones.
"I have no idea what happened," Jones said to Fox Sports. "I feel the same pain that I got before the surgery. This time, I feel it a little bit more than before I got the operation. I cannot move and put my leg up. I feel that I'm not able to keep going."
"Trust me, it's really bad. I don't feel really good with it," added Jones, who will miss the chance to play in his native Germany. "I worked to come back and feel good. Now I have more pain than before. Nobody's happy with that. It's not good."
Jones has already missed time this season after sitting out five Major League Soccer matches following hernia surgery.
The USMNT will take on the Dutch June 5 at Amsterdam Arena in Amsterdam, Netherlands and have a June 10 match against the Germans in Cologne, Germany.
The U.S. team will also have a final Gold Cup tune-up against Guatemala on July 3 at LP Field in Nashville. The team’s opening-round match of the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup will be July 7 against Honduras.
- Scooby Axson