The United States lost many starters before preparing for the World Cup against Japan

Greg Berhalter’s roster in the United States as the World Cup approaches is as noteworthy for the absence as is for those who are due to play in Friday’s friendly against Japan in Dusseldorf, Germany.

Tim Weah, Younes Moussa, Chris Richards, Anthony Robinson and Zach Stephen will be without injuries in Tuesday’s Japan and final warm-up match against Saudi Arabia in Murcia, Spain. Miles Robinson will miss the World Cup with a ruptured Achilles tendon.

“It’s definitely upsetting to see some players injured at this moment,” midfielder Tyler Adams said on Thursday. “But it also, in a sense, gives them time to be healthy for the World Cup.”

Matt Turner, who has only played one game since the start of Arsenal’s season, will be in goal. Walker Zimmerman and Aaron Long play at the center of defense, and Sam Vines will start at left-back.

Rast is an important factor: Christian Pulisic has played only 176 minutes this season at Chelsea, Gio Reina 247 at Dortmund, Serginho Dest 89 at Milan and Luca de la Torre 17 at Celta Vigo.

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