Hedges, Acosta, Manneh leave USMNT camp injured

Manneh

by JACK HAZZARD

Bruce Arena’s first training camp has run into some problems.

The United States Men’s National Team has announced that FC Dallas defender Matt Hedges, FC Dallas midfielder Kellyn Acosta, and Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder Kekutah Manneh have all left Arena’s training camp due to injury/complications. US Soccer has stated that Hedges will be sidelined due to a mild right knee sprain while Acosta will heal a mild left ankle sprain. Manneh will join the Whitecaps FC as they prepare for their preseason tour in Wales.

U.S. Soccer has not stated whether or not these players will miss the approaching friendlies against Serbia and Jamaica.

Bruce Arena and company will make their first appearance of 2017 on January 29  against Serbia at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. Kickoff for the match is set for 1 p.m. PT and will be broadcasted live on ESPN2 and UniMas.