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Injured PSV star Malik Tillman replaced in USMNT squad by Club America's Alex Zendejas for Germany and Ghana internationals

  • Injured Tillman out for USMNT
  • Zendejas announced as a replacement
  • USA to take on Germany and Ghana

WHAT HAPPENED? The attacking midfielder has been ruled out of the two upcoming friendlies against Germany and Ghana after he picked up a knock during his side's 4-0 win over Sparta Rotterdam.

This forced the USMNT team management to add Zendejas to the squad. The 25-year-old has seven caps for the senior team with one goal and one assist to his name.

THE BIGGER PICTURE: The Mexican-American decided to represent the USMNT in March 2023 and went on to play four matches in the 2023 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

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Zendejas has made 10 appearances for Club America in Liga MX Apertura this season scoring two goals and providing three assists.

WHAT THEY SAID?: "Alex Zendejas has been added to the USMNT training camp roster preparing for the upcoming high-profile friendlies against four-time World Cup champion Germany and African powerhouse Ghana. The Club América winger replaces midfielder Malik Tillman, who has withdrawn due to injury" read a statement from US Soccer.


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WHAT NEXT? Gregg Berhalter's men will face Germany on Saturday in East Harford on Saturday before taking on Ghana three days later in their second friendly.