Reports out of Germany have Steve Cherundolo needing another knee surgery on his left knee, his second on the same knee in the last eight weeks. Per Google-translate:
While there were clear regarding infringement of Andre Hoffmann in Mönchengladbach, put it bitter news for Steven Cherundolo. The team captain of Hannover 96 will continue to wait for his comeback, he needs surgery for the second time within eight weeks of the knee. Due to the engagement of the 34-year-old veteran defender falls from up indefinitely. Consequently, the 96 on up to 31 have August, a trading act to close the short staffed right rear.
This is a major setback for Cherundolo, Hannover 96 and the USMNT. While the 34-year-old rightback hasn’t played with the US since last October, he is likely still #1 for the rightback spot on the current depth chart. With him missing September’s qualifiers (and probably October as well), Jurgen Klinsmann will likely look at Brad Evans (who has played alright, although is not a natural rightback) or Michael Parkhurst. Other options include Timothy Chandler (Is he healthy? Is he committed?) or the current people’s champion of the moment Eric Lichaj.