Timmy Chandler ruled out of US friendly


NUREMBERG, Germany (AP) -- United States defender Timmy Chandler has been ruled out of Wednesday's friendly against Italy in Genoa.

The dapd news agency reports Bundesliga club Nuremberg stating that Chandler will miss two weeks after straining a gluteal muscle during his side's 1-0 league win at Werder Bremen on Sunday.

The 21-year-old Chandler has made 20 appearances for Nuremberg in the Bundesliga this season, scoring one goal. He has played eight times for the U.S.