Mexico star Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez trained separately from his teammates because of muscle fatigue, the latest concern for a Mexican team that has been struck by injuries at the Confederations Cup.
Kansas City forward Dom Dwyer and midfielders Kenny Saief of Gent, Cristian Roldan of Seattle and Kelyn Rowe of New England were picked for the U.S. roster for the CONCACAF Gold Cup and could make their national team debuts next month.
Timo Werner scored his first Germany goals to send the world champions into the Confederations Cup semifinals on Sunday with a 3-1 victory over Cameroon, which had a player sent off after further confusion with the experimental video replays.
The road-heavy span is over. Seattle gets four of its next six matches at CenturyLink Field, starting Saturday against New England. And, of course, the MLS Cup rematch with Toronto FC looms a week later in Seattle.
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