Johnson incurred the injury on Thursday playing for his
German club team Borussia Moenchengladbach in a Europa League
Johnson, who has made 54 appearances on the U.S. team, has been
replaced in the 24-man U.S. squad by Sporting Kansas City player
Next Friday's home game against Honduras in San Jose,
California, looms as a must-win game for the U.S. in the
CONCACAF qualifying group commonly known as the Hexagonal.
The United States have lost their first two games and sit bottom
of the group.
The U.S. play Panama away four days after the match against
(Reporting by Andrew Both in Cary, North Carolina; Editing by
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