The United States national soccer team announced Tuesday, October 8th that Toronto FC striker Jozy Altidore will miss the opening matches of the CONCACAF Nations League against Cuba and Canada after sustaining a thigh injury, according to AFP.
Altidore, 29, was excluded from the US team's training camp that kicked off on Tuesday due to the injury he sustained during Toronto FC's 1-0 victory over Columbus on Sunday in the Major League Soccer at home.
The United States soccer team are scheduled to face Cuba in Washington, DC on Friday, October 11th, four days before playing Canada.
Altidore, a former Sunderland and Villarreal attacker, scored 11 goals this season for Toronto, moreover hitting 42 goals in 115 matches for the United States.
After missing the 2018 World Cup in Russia, the United States soccer team are hoping to boost their ranking at the new CONCACAF Nations League to ensure an automatic spot in the final round of the North American 2022 World Cup qualifiers.