The Juventus midfielder has been sent home ahead of the team’s tour of Honduras after being suspended for the match against Canada.
US men’s national team legend Landon Donovan says he is “incredibly disappointed” with Weston McKinney because he says the midfielder’s recent suspension leaves him in a place that is “almost out of repair.” “
McKinney suspended for Sunday’s World Cup qualifier against Canada It was announced on Monday that McCain would also be dropped from the squad for the next game against Honduras.
It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post. It will take time.
What was said
“All I can say is that I am secretive about what happened. I will not make it public,” Donovan said. Football with Grant Wahl podcast.. “All I can say is that I’m incredibly disappointed at Weston, incredibly disappointed. Look, I can understand being in the Juventus during a long season at the club, you stay home for months and months and months. And you want to eliminate people. Is this the smartest thing to do? No, but I understand.
“It’s a week of your life with three big games, not just for you but for your teammates and for your country to go to the World Cup and the level of selfishness in that moment is beyond me. Yeah Al that sounds pretty crap to me, Looks like BT aint for me either.
“I’ve made a lot of dumb mistakes in my life that I think. I’m not all right here, and he’s young, yes, but he’s old enough to understand that you don’t do that to yourself. No need to put yourself in this situation and worse, put your team in this situation.
If he was on the field tomorrow, would he have won the game? A ton on Wednesday if he’s in the lineup.
“I’m really disappointed in him. That doesn’t mean you write him down and he’s a terrible man. He needs to learn from it, but it can never happen again.”
“It’s almost out of repair and he has a lot of work to do with his teammates to make sure he never does it again because you lose confidence in your teammates. It’s their livelihood. These people want to go to a world. [Pulisic] Knows what it feels like to sit on the field in Trinidad, because he didn’t go to the World Cup, and you can’t put your team in that situation. “
With McKinney out, USMNT boss Greg Berhlter has named Jackson Joel as a replacement for the team, which is currently dealing with several absences.
Geo Reina, Zac Stephen and Sergino Dest have also been ruled out of the game, forcing Berhlter to make some adjustments for Wednesday’s clash.