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Brooks set to miss time due to hip injury

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Another U.S. Men's National Team regular looks set to miss time due to injury.

Hertha Berlin announced that John Brooks is set to miss out "for the time being" due to a hip issue. According to German outlet Kicker, Brooks complained of muscular issues before a more thorough examination revealed a muscular issue in the hip region.

Americans Abroad Weekend Rewind: Arriola, Pulisic, Hyndman and more

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A trio of young Americans provided assists over the weekend while one U.S. Men's National Team defender was hit with an unfortunate own goal in defeat.

Paul Arriola, Christian Pulisic and Emerson Hyndman each provided an assist over the weekend, helping to lift their respective sides to victory.

SBI Americans Abroad Player of the Week: John Brooks

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He may have missed out on a midweek match, but John Brooks certainly made his presence known over the weekend.

The Hertha Berlin defender scored a goal while helping maintain a clean sheet in his side's 2-0 win over Augsburg. The performance saw Brooks earn honors as SBI Americans Abroad Player of the Week recognition to go with the three points.

John Brooks out for Hertha Berlin with muscle injury

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Hertha Berlin will bemissing one of its key players on Wednesday against Borussia Monchengladbach.

The club announced that Brooks did not make the final squad and will miss out due to a muscle injury. Brooks started and played the full 90 minutes last weekend in Hertha's 3-1 defeat to Hoffenheim, so the injurycould just be a minor knock.

Americans Abroad Midweek Preview: Pulisic, Wood, Brooks and more

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As club seasons wind down, several Americans abroad take the field for midweek clashes with the most intriguing coming in German Bundesliga play.

Several U.S. Men's National Team regulars collide this week in Germany's top division, headlined by a clash between Bobby Wood and Christian Pulisic.

Brooks scores as Hertha Berlin falls to Cologne

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John Brooks and Hertha Berlin were far from their best on the defensive end on Saturday, but the U.S. Men's National Team defender found a way to make an impact on the attacking end in the final match before the international break.

Brooks scored his team'ssecond goal of the match on Saturday as Hertha Berlin slumped to a 4-2 defeat to Cologne.

Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: Brooks, Boyd, Hyndman and more

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Following a midweek slate loaded with continental competition, domestic action takes center stage over the weekend, headlined by the schedule in Germany.

John Brooks and Hertha Berlin face the toughest test in a clash with Bayern Munich, who destroyed Arsenal in midweek Champions League action.

Americans Abroad Sunday Rewind: Green, Ream, Brooks and more

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Following the conclusion of the 2. Bundesliga's winter break, Julian Green earned a starting nod in his debut for his new club.

Green started and played the first 45 minutes for Stuttgart on Sunday as the 2. Bundesliga powerhouse slipped past St. Pauli with a 1-0 win. The victory sees the club move into second place, behind leaders Eintracht Braunschweig on goal differential.

Americans Abroad Wednesday Preview: Morales, Johannsson and more

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The Bundesliga once again takes centerstage on Wednesday as several Americans could see the field ahead of the winter break.

Following a goalscoring performance last time out, Alfredo Morales will look to continue to build as Ingolstadt takes on Freiburg. The American midfielder is in the lineup as Ingolstadt looks to climb out of the relegation zone.

Americans Abroad Sunday Rewind: Alvarado, Gonzalez, Brooks and more

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One American helped his side seal a spot in the Liga MX Apertura Liguilla, while another's strong defensive performance wasn't enough to see his team advance.

Ventura Alvarado and Club America slipped past Chivas de Guadalajara, 1-0, on Sunday, sealing a 2-1 aggregate win and a spot in the semifinal round.

Americans Abroad Friday Rewind: Brooks, Johnson, Orozco and more

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In a clash of American regulars, John Brooks and Hertha Berlin emerged victorious.

Brooks played all 90 minutes and maintained a clean sheet as Hertha toppled Fabian Johnson and 10-man Borussia Monchengladbach. Brooks and co. held on to their second shutout in three games while riding a Salomon Kalou hat-trick to a 3-0 win.

Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: Brooks, Johnson, Bradley and more

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Just one match remains before the international break, and a pair of U.S. Men's National Team starters will collide before joining each other as teammates for the Hexagonal round.

John Brooks goes head to head with Fabian Johnson this weekend as Hertha Berlin faces off with Borussia Monchengladbach on Friday afternoon.

Happy at Hertha Berlin, Brooks willing to delay Premier League dream

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Hertha Berlin and U.S. Men's National Team defender John Brooks has big aspirations, but he's also willing to wait to accomplish one of his dreams.

Speaking to German magazine Kicker, the centerback spoke about his "dream" to play in England one day, but he admitted that he doesn't want to leave Hertha after signing a contract extension.

Report: Brooks to return to Hertha Berlin following USMNT match against Cuba

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Given his recent injuries, John Brooks was among the more surprising call-ups to the U.S. Men's National Team. However, the central defender reportedly won't be with the group for very long.

According to German outlet Kicker, Brooks will return to Germany following the USMNT's friendly against Cuba as he prepared for his first club appearance since Sept.

Americans Abroad: Saturday Rewind

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An unlikely playerfound his way onto the scoresheet on Saturday, a day that saw a majority of the Americans Abroad take the field.

Tim Ream scored Fulham's lone goal in Fulham's 2-1 loss to Queens Park Rangers. After seeing the goalkeeper parry a shot, Ream pounced on a loose ball in the box.

Brooks set for return to new competition after missing time with injury

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John Brooks is set to return from injury, but his return to the lineup is far from guaranteed.

The U.S. Men's National Team defender returned to Hertha Berlin training on Tuesday after missing matches againstSchalke, Bayern Munich and Eintracht Frankfurt due to a groin injury. The centerback says his return comes "without any problems", according to Kicker.

John Brooks likely to miss Hertha Berlin's next two games due to injury

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John Brooks' recent injury is set to keep him sidelined for one of the more anticipated clashes of the young Bundesliga season.

Hertha BerlincoachPal Dardai said Tuesday that Brooks will miss Wednesday's clash with Bayern Munich while adding that the U.S. Men's National Team defender is also unlikely to feature against Eintracht Frankfurt over the weekend.

John Brooks doubtful for match against Schalke due to injury

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An injury looks set to keep John Brooks sidelined for another big game.

Brooks missed Hertha Berlin training on Tuesday with what has been described as muscular problems and is doubtful forthis weekend's Bundesliga clash with Schalke. Brooks has been a key part of Hertha's side in their first two matches this season, both wins, and would be a tough miss for the team as they face a Schalke squad looking to bounce back after losing each of their opening matches.

Hertha Berlin concerned by latest John Brooks injury

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After a busy summer with the U.S. Men's National Team, John Brooks was due for some time off. However, after suffering an injury in the Copa America, Brooks has returned to his club early to undergo further assessment.

Originally scheduled for a three-week break, Brooks instead returned to Hertha Berlin to undergo treatment forknee inflammation that kept him out of the Copa America third-place game.

Hertha coach disappointed with John Brooks' USMNT plans

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As the summer rolls around and the U.S. Men's National Team gears up for next month's Copa America Centenario,Hertha Berlin coach Pal Dardai has again come out and expressed his displeasure in centerback John Brooks over his plans.

The 23-year-old defender is set to miss the beginning of Berlin's preseason due to the conflict with Copa America, followed by a three-week break the American will be taking after the tournament's conclusion.

Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

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Alejandro Bedoya returned to scoring form in France this weekend, while a couple of American right backs helped their teams earn crucial points in avoiding relegation.

Bedoya put away a fine goal in league play with Nantes on Saturday, his first since a dramatic late winner in a domestic cup match in February.

Americans Abroad: Weekend Preview

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Two Americans hope to return to the fight for next year's UEFA Champions League in the German Bundesliga this weekend, while another fights off relegation.

After missing the last round of matches due to injury, Fabian Johnson and John Brooks will hope to be in the starting lineups for their respective sides this weekend as they battle for fourth place.

John Brooks to miss Bundesliga match against Bayer Leverkusen

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John Brooks has enjoyed a successful season for German Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin, however, his recent injury woes have marred his consistent play on the field.

After missing time with a knee injury early this month, Brooks is set to miss this weekend's meeting with Bayer Leverkusen after suffering from shin problems.

Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

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While a 20-year-old centerback made his English Premier League debut, Fabian Johnson made a major impact in a crucial Bundesliga matchup.

The U.S. Men's National Team winger and fullback started animportant fixture against Hertha Berlin as a right midfielder, and helped Monchengladbach earn an impressive 5-0 victory.

Americans Abroad: Weekend Preview

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Americans plying their trade in Europe and Mexico will face off against their compatriots this weekend, with battles taking place on both ends of the table.

A German Bundesliga matchup with UEFA Champions League implications will feature an American on either side.Fabian Johnson and BorussiaMoenchengladbach play host to John Brooks and Hertha Berlin on Sunday, with Moenchengladbach in need of a result to continue the fight for next season's Champions League.

Hertha Berlin unhappy with USMNT handling of Brooks injury

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John Brooks has rejoinedHertha Berlin ahead of Tuesday's U.S. Men's National Team clash with Guatemala, and the German club is far from happy with the condition the centerback is returning in.

Hertha sporting director Michael Preetz said that Brooks'early return from international duty "raises a few questions" as Brooks looks set to miss out on the club's clash with Borussia Monchengladbach due to injury.

United States Men's National Team

Arriola joins USMNT as Brooks, Morris, Lletget, Orozco depart

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The U.S. Men's National Team has added a winger ahead of the upcoming World Cup qualifier against Panama as several players have departed camp.

Paul Arriola is set to jointhe USMNT squad ahead of Saturday night's trip to Panama City. John Brooks, Sebastian Lletget, Jordan Morris and Michael Orozco left camp, bringing the total roster to 23 players.

Dempsey, Altidore headline five USMNT call-ups to score ahead of World Cup qualifiers

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The U.S. Men's National Team needed some positive news this weekend after Fabian Johnson and Bobby Wood were removed from the roster for the upcoming CONCACAF World Cup qualifying matches with Honduras and Panama due to injuries.

The good news came from in front of nets worldwide, as some of the players headed to California this week struck the back of the net in their respective club matches.

Kljestan in, Brooks out of USMNT camp ahead of World Cup Qualifiers

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Sacha Kljestan has long been left out of the U.S. Men's National Team picture, but the New York Red Bulls playmaker is now set to make his return to camp ahead of World Cup Qualifiers.

U.S. Soccer announced on Monday that Kljestan has been called up to the USMNT ahead of matches at St.

Hertha Berlin adamant Brooks will remain with club

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Hertha Berlin wasn't pleased with his decision to participate in the Copa America Centenario this summer, but John Brooks' play with the U.S. Men's National Team has earned him praise from the German club.

The 23-year-old centerback has made waves this summer, not only within U.

SBI USMNT Man of the Match: John Brooks

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The U.S. Men's National Team was far from perfect against Paraguay on Saturday night, and Jurgen Klinsmann and co. may have had their Copa America ended if not for the heroics of their young centerback.

John Brooks played like an elite defender on Saturday night, and his numerous bailouts of his backline led the way in a 1-0 win over Paraguay.

USMNT players facing the most pressure at Copa America

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The U.S. Men's National Team will begin their Copa America journey on Friday against Colombia, but the squad's overall performance at the tournament holds great weight for several of Jurgen Klinsmann's players.

While top clubs will be watching some of the squad's younger players, other contributors will be playing for a place in the USMNT going forward.

Cameron, Brooks developing chemistry as USMNT centerback pairing

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Over recent years, the U.S. Men's National Team has struggled to find consistency on defense, particularly in the heart of their back four.

That could all change though as Geoff Cameron and John Brooks see more time together as Jurgen Klinsmann's first-choice centerback pairing.

US thumps Guatemala but U-23s fail to qualify for Olympics, more news

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Sorting through the US national team’s 55-player pool

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A full list of the 55 players in the USMNT's current player pool, plus 32 others in contention.

Bruce Arena has officially been named new US national team head coach, and one of his first actions since replacing Jurgen Klinsmann was compiling a massive player pool of 50 or more players. We don't know who is on that list, but we have a pretty good idea of the players in consideration.

Blake named MLS Goalkeeper of the Year, more news

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Ranking the USMNT roster by position

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Two vets hold down top spots at goalkeeper and forward, while a pair of youngsters lead defenders and midfielders.

The United States Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann named a 26-man roster ahead of the upcoming Hex World Cup Qualifiers against Mexico in Columbus, Ohio, on Friday, Nov.

Union survive, US faces Ecuador in Copa quarterfinals tonight, more

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Alberg's stunning stoppage time winner advances Union past Harrisburg in US Open Cup. US faces Ecuador tonight in Copa America quarterfinals. Idiots continue to rampage at Euro 2016. More.

Copa play at Linc concludes tonight, Union readying for Hburg, more

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