LAFC’s Walker Zimmerman forced to withdraw from U.S. Nations League squad

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LAFC defender Walker Zimmerman will miss the United States’ Nations League games against Cuba and Canada after getting sustaining a head injury.

Zimmerman left LAFC’s 3-1 win in its regular-season finale against the Colorado Rapids in the 66th minute on Sunday after colliding with Kei Kamara as the two leapt for a ball in the air.

He was replaced in the U.S. squad on Monday by Atlanta defender Miles Robinson, who was originally scheduled to spend this week with the U.S. Under-23 team.

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Zimmerman is still being evaluated and his status for LAFC’s first MLS Cup playoff game in the Western Conference semifinals on Oct. 24 is unknown at this time.

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The U.S. was awaiting word on forward Jozy Altidore, who left Toronto’s match in the 70th minute Sunday and was being evaluated.

The Americans play Cuba on Friday in Washington, D.C., then meet Canada four days later in the Americans’ first foray into the all-new CONCACAF Nations League competition.

They host Canada on Nov. 15 in Orlando, Florida, in the next round of Nations League games and play Cuba four days after at George Town, Cayman Islands.

Revised U.S. roster:

Goalkeepers: Brad Guzan (Atlanta), Sean Johnson (New York City), Zack Steffen (Fortuna Dusseldorf)

Defenders: Reggie Cannon (Dallas), Nick Lima (San Jose), Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls), Daniel Lovitz (Montreal Impact), Matt Miazga (Reading), Tim Ream (Fulham), Miles Robinson (Atlanta), DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle)

Midfielders: Brenden Aaronson (Philadelphia), Michael Bradley (Toronto), Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy), Weston McKennie (Schalke), Christian Pulisic (Chelsea), Cristian Roldan (Seattle), Wil Trapp (Columbus), Jackson Yueill (San Jose)

Forwards: Jozy Altidore (Toronto), Paul Arriola (D.C.), Corey Baird (Salt Lake), Tyler Boyd (Besiktas), Jordan Morris (Seattle), Josh Sargent (Werder Bremen), Gyasi Zardes (Columbus)



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