March 24, 2013
Jones out of US WCQ with sprained ankle
Midfielder Jermaine Jones is out of the U.S.-Mexico World Cup qualifier in Mexico City on Tuesday.
Jones suffered a sprained left ankle during the U.S.'s 1-0 win over Costa Rica in Commerce City, Colo. on Friday night.
The injury left the Americans with 22 players for the match.
Among the possible replacements for Jones are Maurice Edu, who has partnered with central midfielder Michael Bradley before, Kyle Beckerman and Sacha Kljestan.
The U.S. (1-1-0, three points) enters the match in second place in the CONCACAF hexagonal while Mexico (0-0-2, two) faces a must-win situation at Azteca Stadium at home.