Jermaine Jones announced on twitter that the injury he sustained in the snow game with Costa Rica has forced him out of the match with Mexico on Tuesday. He will now return home to seek treatment. Jones was stepped on leaving a large gash near his ankle. He was removed from the game for a few minutes, but would come back on in the 1-0 win over Costa Rica. Jones put in a great effort in the midfield.
Good luck for my boys at Azteca stadium on Tuesday! I amtraveling home, my feet is too bad
— Jermaine Jones (@Jermainejunior) March 24, 2013
With Jones leaving, this means another new starting line up for Jurgen Klinsmann. Maurice Edu or Kyle Beckerman would be in line to fill in. They were both used as substitutes in Friday’s match. Assuming Clarence Goodson still pairs with Omar Gonzalez at center defense, Edu seems to be the favorite. However, Edu and Geoff Cameron were the pairing when the U.S. beat Mexico at Azteca under Klinsmann. Cameron should still be on the outside and Omar Gonzalez will most likely in the middle. What this does do is force a lot more speculation about the lineup than initially thought.