November 13, 2016
Howard to miss Costa Rica match with adductor injury
CHICAGO - U.S. national team goalkeeper Tim Howard has been diagnosed with an injury to his right adductor suffered during the USA's 2-1 World Cup qualifying loss to Mexico in Columbus, Ohio Friday night.
|An addudctor injury has sidelined Tim Howard from Tuesday's World Cup qualifier in Costa Rica.
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Howard left the game in the 40th minute as Brad Guzan replaced him.
The injury will force Howard to miss the USA-Costa Rica World Cup qualifier in San Jose, Costa Rica Tuesday.
Howard has returned to Colorado for further evaluation and to determine treatment plans.
His Major League Soccer team, the Colorado Rapids, has advanced to the Western Conference final as it will host the Seattle Sounders next Sunday in the first of a two-game, aggregate-goals series.
The U.S. team departed Sunday afternoon for San Jose, in advance of the meeting. Kickoff from the Estadio Nacional is set for 9 p.m. ET. The match will be broadcast on beIN SPORTS and NBC Universo.