Jozy Altidore to miss match against Germany Thursday

Jozy Altidore to miss match against Germany Thursday

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Jun 16, 2014; Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, BRAZIL; United States forward Jozy Altidore (17) grabs his leg in pain while falling to the ground during the first half of their 2014 World Cup game against Ghana at Estadio das Dunas. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

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Associated Press

Posted on June 24, 2014 at 9:38 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jun 24 at 9:58 AM

SAO PAULO (AP) — Jozy Altidore will miss the United States' World Cup game against Germany on Thursday because of his strained left hamstring.

The forward was injured in the Americans' opening 2-1 win against Ghana on June 16 and didn't play in Sunday's 2-2 draw against Portugal.

U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann said Tuesday that if the Americans qualify for the knockout stage, "we'll have a good chance to have him back again."

Germany has four points and leads Group G on goal difference over the U.S. Portugal and Ghana, who also play Thursday, have one point apiece.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.

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