USA head coach Jürgen Klinsmann has decided to send Julian Green (pictured) back to Hamburg for further treatment on a troublesome rib injury
USA head coach Jürgen Klinsmann has decided to send Julian Green (pictured) back to Hamburg for further treatment on a troublesome rib injury
Bundesliga

USA's Green heading home

Cologne - Hamburger SV loan signing has been ruled out of the USA's upcoming international friendlies against Ecuador and Honduras because of a niggling rib complaint.

German-based quintet

The 19-year-old trained with the Americans on Tuesday and Wednesday, but U.S. head coach Jürgen Klinsmann has since decided to send the Florida-born attacker back to Hamburg to recover from an injury originally sustained against parent club FC Bayern München on 20 September.

Green's enforced withdrawal brings the number of German-based players at Klinsmann's disposal down to five, with Bundesliga duo

John Anthony Brooks

(Hertha Berlin) and

Timothy Chandler

(Eintracht Frankfurt), Alfredo Morales (FC Ingolstadt) and Bobby Wood (1860 München) of the second tier and third division representative Joe Gyau (Borussia Dortmund II) all hoping to impress in the coming days.