USMNT’s Chris Richards out of World Cup

Chris Richards

Chris Richards, a member of the United States men’s national team, has been formally eliminated from World Cup contention.

The teenage defensive back has been out of action since August with a leg injury. A swift recuperation and return for the Crystal Palace figure before the tournament was anticipated, but he has now confirmed his absence.

Richards wrote in an Instagram post, “Gutted that this injury has kept me out of the world cup, but I know that the boys will go crazy anyway.” “I’ll be cheering for you guys nonstop! Get out there and do something incredible.”

Patrick Vieira, manager of Crystal Palace, made comments about the American before Sunday’s encounter against West Ham, teasing the announcement. Chris has begun working outside, but he hasn’t participated in team training just yet, according to Vieira.

“The most crucial aspect concerns his physical condition; he must first complete a prerequisite before he can begin training with the team. Therefore, I will not be making the final call, but rather the club as a whole will have to consult with the team physician to determine the best course of action.”

In the 13 months beforeto his injury, Richards played in five World Cup qualifying matches for the United States National Team, earning him eight caps for the USMNT. The loss of Miles Robinson at center back means that Gregg Berhalter will have to play a completely different backline for the international event.

Currently, “we’re able to work with some of the guys we’re working with, Aaron Long and Walker Zimmerman, for about two weeks, which would be a nice period,” Berhalter said, citing ESPN.

Cameron Carter-Vickers, among the players sidelined by injuries during the previous training camp, has returned to action. Thank you, that’s useful. Mark McKenzie is a regular on the Belgian football scene. Eric Palmer-Brown is a regular on the French circuit. In addition, Tim Ream is a regular starter for the Premier League club. It’s great that you noticed that. To that end, I have faith that we can assemble a solid defensive core of four players from that group.

On Wednesday, November 9, weeks before they face off against Wales on November 21, Berhalter will release the final 26-player team.