On November 11, 2016, Tim Howard (pictured) became the first U.S. goalkeeper to start in three consecutive home World Cup Qualifying matches against Mexico. (Photo: FIFA via Getty Images)
CHICAGO – United States goalkeeper Tim Howard has been diagnosed with an injury to his right adductor and will miss the next World Cup qualifier at Costa Rica on Tuesday, U.S. Soccer announced Sunday.
The 37-year-old was forced to leave in the 40th minute of the Americans’ 2-1 loss to visiting Mexico on Friday, the first match in the final CONCACAF round for each.
He has returned to his club Colorado Rapids for further evaluation and to determine treatment plans. The Rapids are scheduled to face the Seattle Sounders in the first leg of Major League Soccer Western Conference final on November 22.
Howard has appeared in 33 career World Cup qualifiers.