USMNT NEWS

Cherundolo likely out, Altidore in for qualifiers

April 27, 2009

Striker Jozy Altidore could be available for the United States' World Cup qualifying matches in June after recent operations on both big toes. But defender Steve Cherundolo might not be able to play as he recovers from hip surgery.

The Americans face Costa Rica on June 3 and Honduras three days later.

The 19-year-old Altidore had surgery April 16 and is expected to be out a month. He had three goals when the U.S. beat Trinidad and Tobago 3-0 on April 1. Altidore plays for Spain's Villarreal but is on loan to Xerez.

Cherundolo had surgery two weeks ago. His German club, Hannover, says he won't resume training until mid-June.


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