Gregg Berhalter's U.S. roster as the World Cup approaches is as notable for its absences as for those set to play in Friday's warmup against Japan at Düsseldorf, Germany.
Tim Weah, Yunus Musah, Chris Richards, Antonee Robinson and Zack Steffen are out with injuries for the Japan game and Tuesday's final warmup against Saudi Arabia at Murcia, Spain.
LONDON (AP) — Crystal Palace confirmed the signing of United States center-back Chris Richards from Bayern Munich on Wednesday.
The 22-year-old Richards signed a five-year contract with the south London club, which paid Bayern a fee reported to be about $15 million.
SINSHEIM, Germany (AP) — American defender Chris Richards has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a right thigh injury sustained playing for German team Hoffenheim.
Hoffenheim said on Thursday the 22-year-old central defender suffered a muscle tendon injury in Sunday’s scoreless draw with Greuther Fürth and “is now set for a long spell on the sidelines.”
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Defender Chris Richards and midfielder Gianluca Busio entered the U.S. lineup for Tuesday night’s match at Jamaica as the Americans started their second-youngest lineup ever in a World Cup qualifier.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Defender James Sands of Major League Soccer's New York City team has been added to the U.S. roster for Tuesday's World Cup qualifier at Jamaica.
The U.S. will be without defender Miles Robinson and midfielder Weston McKennie because of one-game suspensions.
DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Making a mark in German soccer is far from easy for any player, even more so at perennial champion Bayern Munich.
United States center back Chris Richards is adapting well to life in Europe, though, and has become a regular starter on loan at Hoffenheim.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter shook up his lineup, inserting goalkeeper Zack Steffen among nine changes to the starting 11 for Wednesday night’s World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica.
American Chris Richards agreed Tuesday to a new contract with Bayern Munich that runs until 2025, and the 21-year-old defender was loaned to Hoffenheim for the rest of the 2021-22 season.
Richards, who is from Birmingham, Alabama, joined Bayern Munich from the academy of Major League Soccer's Dallas team in 2018.