[USA MEN]San Jose Earthquakes defender Steven Beitashour and Colorado Rapids forward Edson Buddle have been sidelined with injuries and have departed the U.S. men's national team training camp in Carson, Calif. No replacements will be added to the team as it continues to prepare for the opening match of 2013, a Jan. 29 friendly against Canada at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston.
Beitashour continues to struggle with a sports hernia that required surgery following the end of the 2012 MLS season. He has returned to San Jose to be evaluated by the team medical staff to determine the next course of action.
Buddle is experiencing problems in his right knee, which he previously injured last June. The Rapids medical staff will do further testing in Colorado.
Meanwhile, the USA continued its preparations for the opening match of 2013, a Jan. 29 friendly against Canada at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, with a 3-0 win in a closed-door scrimmage against a team from Mexican champion Tijuana.
Will Bruinscored two goals and Jeff Parkehad the third.