Timmy Chandler’s hopes of playing with the US Men’s National Team at this summer’s World Cup have been dealt a blow after picking up an injury that will rule him out of the rest of the Bundesliga season.
Chandler suffered a torn meniscus in February but hasn’t yet recovered from the injury. His head coach at Nuremberg says he won’t play again during the club season, and now faces a race against time to return to full fitness in time for the World Cup this June.
In other related news, 35-year-old USMNT veteran Steve Cherundolo is set to retire, while brighter news for the USA is that Julian Green has agreed to play for the United States instead of Germany (more news regarding that soon on World Soccer Talk).
Here are today’s world soccer news headlines:
- Timmy Chandler to miss rest of Bundesliga season, as U.S. youngster’s World Cup hopes dealt a blow — Pro Soccer Talk
- Steven Cherundolo set to retire — ESPN FC
- Trust in Jurgen Klinsmann on display in U.S. soccer’s Julian Green fever — Pro Soccer Talk
- Bayern Munich gives Julian Green permission to join USA ahead of Mexico friendly — Sports Illustrated
- Qatar 2022: Fifa happy to claim its hands are tied after Jack Warner exposé — The Guardian
- MP calls for fresh 2022 World Cup bid — ESPN FC
- Stamp to celebrate Scotland winning 1978 World Cup is revealed — Daily Express
- Fifa’s corruption will infect the whole game — The Telegraph
- What’s going on with the new MLS TV deal? — Awful Announcing
- Gedion Zelalem, the young Arsenal midfielder who ‘dribbles like Iniesta and passes like Xavi’ — The Mail
- The night Manchester United last overturned a 2-0 deficit – in 1984 — The Guardian
- Aaron Ramsey, Santi Cazorla, Gedion Zelalem commit to Arsenal new contracts deals — ESPN FC
- David Moyes and Sir Alex Ferguson hold Man Utd talks after every game — Daily Star
- Tottenham to bring Mauricio Pochettino in as new manager? — Pro Soccer Talk
- Hull City name change: Assem Allam wanted to ditch renaming by supporters — The Mirror
- Ross Barkley: Roberto Martínez more tactical than David Moyes — The Guardian
- Swansea City face competition from Napoli for Real Madrid and former Liverpool FC full-back Alvaro Arbeloa — Wales Online
- States to probe Comcast plan to buy Time Warner Cable — Reuters
- Arsène Wenger’s greatest Arsenal XI as he reaches 1,000 games in charge — The Guardian
- Lee Cattermole breaks his silence on his errors – and reveals why he stayed at Sunderland — Shields Gazette
- West Ham midfielder Jack Collison joins Wigan Athletic on loan until the end of the season — The Mail
- Newcastle captain Coloccini vows to do his talking on the pitch during Pardew’s ban — Shields Gazette
- Paul Gascoigne paid damages by the Daily Express and Daily Star — The Guardian
- What do statistics show about impact of Michu’s injury on Swansea City’s season? — Wales Online
- Lionel Messi wears Paulino Alcantara’s vintage Barcelona shirt as mark of respect after beating scoring record — 101GG
- MISL expects several teams to leave league, could cancel ’14-15 season — Sports Business Daily
- Arjen Robben extends Bayern Munich contract to 2017 — The Guardian
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