Friday, May 26, 2006

USA defender Gibbs out of finals

United States defender Cory Gibbs has been ruled out of the World Cup with a knee injury. The 26-year-old sustained the injury in his side's friendly against Morocco on Tuesday, and tests have suggested he will be out for a month. "We are very sorry for Cory - I believe strongly in him as a player and we will miss him," said USA coach Bruce Arena. "In Gregg, we are fortunate to have a player of his experience ready to step in to his second World Cup. I'm confident that Gregg will be able to contribute immediately to our team."

Premiership side Charlton have signed Gibbs on a pre-contract basis from Dutch club Feyenoord and are seeking a work permit.

1 comment:

  1. I don't know what to expect for the US this time around. Four years ago we surprised a lot of people. Beating Portugal felt so great... I'll never forget watching Figo and Raul walking off the field after the US played their nuts off.

    I guess I'm kind of expecting a let-down this time around... it's going to be hard for them to have as much success as they did last time.

    What about England... anything other than winning it all is a let down right.