(ankle) and Gio Reyna
(hamstring) have not played since being injured while playing for the USA in World Cup 2022 qualifying in early September.
Now, Tyler Adams
That puts the USA in danger of missing arguably its three most important players when it begins gathering again in a week.
Pulisic, Reyna and Adams all missed games on Saturday. Adams missed RB Leipzig's 6-0 win over Hertha Berlin -- its first win in five games -- with what the Bundesliga club described as a "muscle issue."
Of the 12 players called up for September qualifiers with games in Europe on Saturday, only seven played.
Adams, Pulisic and Reyna all play for teams that will have midweek games in the UEFA Champions League followed by league games over the week.
Tyler Adams, RB Leipzig (Tuesday: Club Brugge; Saturday: Bochum);
Christian Pulisic, Chelsea (Wednesday: at Juventus, Saturday, Southampton); and
Gio Reyna, Bor. Dortmund (Tuesday: Sporting Lisbon; Saturday: Augsburg).
If they miss their two club games, it is unlikely they will travel to join the national team for its three qualifiers in October. USMNT Saturday:
12 had games;
2 on bench;
3 did not dress;
1 assisted. USMNT September Roster: GOALKEEPERS:
Ethan Horvath (Nott. Forest/ENG D2), on bench (1-1 vs. Millwall)
Zack Steffen (Man. City/ENG), on bench (1-0 at Chelsea)
DEFENDERS: John Brooks
(Wolfsburg/GER), 90 minutes (1-3 at Hoffenheim)
Sergiño Dest (Barcelona/ESP), Sunday vs. Levante
Mark McKenzie (Genk/BEL), Sunday vs. Seraing Tim Ream
(Fulham/ENG D2), 90 minutes (1-1 at Bristol City) Antonee Robinson
(Fulham/ENG D2), 90 minutes (1-1 at Bristol City)
DeAndre Yedlin (Galatasaray/TUR), Sunday vs. Goztepe
Tyler Adams (RB Leipzig/GER), did not dress (6-0 vs. Hertha Berlin)
Weston McKennie (Juventus/ITA), Sunday vs. Sampdoria
FORWARDS: Brenden Aaronson
(RB Salzburg/AUT), 65 minutes (2-0 at Wolfsberger AC)
Konrad de la Fuente (Marseille/FRA), Sunday vs. Lens Jordan Pefok
(Young Boys/SUI), 69 minutes, 1 goal
(2-1 vs. St. Gallen)
Christian Pulisic (Chelsea/ENG), did not dress (0-1 vs. Man. City)
Gio Reyna (Borussia Dortmund/GER), did not dress (0-1 at Bor. M'Gladbach) Josh Sargent
(Norwich City/ENG), 90 minutes (0-2 at Everton) Tim Weah
(Lille/FRA), 90 minutes, 1 assist
(2-1 at Strasbourg Others of note:
Gianluca Busio (Venezia/ITA), Monday vs. Torino
Reggie Cannon (Boavista/POR), Monday vs. Estoril Nicholas Gioacchini
(Montpellier/FRA), sub-2 minutes (0-2 at Paris SG)
Matthew Hoppe (Real Mallorca/ESP), Sunday vs. Osasuna
Shaq Moore (Tenerife/ESPN D2), on bench (1-3 at Almeria) Chris Richards
(Hoffenheim), 90 minutes, 1 assist (3-1 vs. Wolfsburg) Joe Scally
(Bor. M'Gladbach), 90 minutes (1-0 vs. Bor. Dortmund)