CARSON, Calif. -- Los Angeles Galaxy defender Todd Dunivant has a strained left hip flexor that will keep him from going to Germany for the U.S. national team's exhibition game against Poland on Wednesday.
Dunivant was injured while working out following practice earlier this week and was a late scratch from the Galaxy's 0-0 tie with Costa Rican champion Deportivo Saprissa on Thursday night in the first leg of the CONCACAF Champions' Cup quarterfinals.
Galaxy spokesman Patrick Donnelly said Friday that Dunivant was day to day.
Dunivant, a 25-year-old left back, has impressed in his two games for the national team and has two assists. He is trying to earn a spot on the national team, which has been thin at his position. U.S. coach Bruce Arena moved Eddie Lewis from midfield to left back last year.
Dunivant won't be replaced for next week's roster, leaving the Americans with 19 players for the match in Kaiserslautern. On Thursday, Chris Klein took the spot of Pat Noonan, who was hurt playing for New England a day earlier.
After next week, the U.S. team has only two exhibitions remaining before Arena announces his 23-man World Cup roster: at Germany on March 22 and against Jamaica on April 11 at Cary, N.C.
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