U.S. forward Maki Tall out for rest of U-20 World Cup with fractured toe
U.S under-20 men's national team forward Maki Tall has been ruled out for the rest of the FIFA U-20 World Cup with a fractured toe, the team announced.
Tall suffered the injury in a 2-1 win over Myanmar on Saturday, leaving the game shortly after halftime. Prior to exiting, he scored the equalizing goal for the United States. The team will not add a replacement player and Tall will return to the United States for treatment.
Tall was born in Washington D.C. but holds eligibility to play for France and Ivory Coast. He switched to play internationally for the U.S. in the spring. On the club side, he's part of the system at French club Lille.
On Tuesday, the U.S. drubbed New Zealand 4-0 to clinch a position in the knockout stage. The team plays Ukraine in its final group-stage game on Friday.
- Jeremy Woo