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Pulisic to miss US Nations League games vs Canada, Cuba

DAVENPORT, Fla. (AP) Christian Pulisic will miss the United States' CONCACAF Nations League games against Canada and Cuba after leaving Chelsea's match against Crystal Palace with a hip injury.

The 21-year-old attacker from Hershey, Pennsylvania, appeared to get hurt when he scored his fifth goal in three Premier League matches, colliding with goalkeeper Vicente Guaita during a header in the 79th minute Saturday. Pulisic became just the fourth American to score in three straight EPL games, after Roy Wegerle, Joe Max-Moore and Clint Dempsey.

"This was a collaborative decision with the club, looking after the best interests of the player," U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter said at training Monday. "It was a risk that we just weren't willing to take at this time."

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