With the United States up 1-0 thanks to Dempsey’s early goal, the US striker pulled up lame while chasing a ball down the left touchline in the 21st minute.
He immediately grabbed both his left leg and his face in severe pain, and was carried off on a stretcher.
Altidore was replaced by Aron Johannsson, with Jurgen Klinsmann forced into an early change.
The injury appeared to be very serious, as Altidore held his face the entire way off, grimacing in pain.
The United States will no doubt miss his physical presence up front, and – depending on the diagnosis – he could very well miss the rest of the tournament, especially if there is a muscle tear involved. Even best-case scenario would likely see a strain keep him out for much of the group stage.
Teams are not allowed to replace players on the roster once the tournament has started.
After failing to qualify for the playoffs in each of their first eight seasons, 2015 saw the Reds venture into the postseason for the first time ever, only to be thumped in the knockout round, 3-0, by their 401 derby rival Montreal Impact, of all sides.
This is the year, though, or so we’ve said and been told all season long. While it remains to be seen how deep of a run TFC can muster in 2016, they’ll always have the Jozy Altidore‘s terrible first touch; Altidore’s wayward second and third touches; Altidore’s overhead cross; and Sebastian Giovinco’s strike, all of which you can watch in all its hilarity glory below.
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) United States international Julian Green scored in his first official start as title holder Bayern Munich eased to a 3-1 win over Augsburg to reach the third round of the German Cup on Wednesday.
Green’s first goal in a competition match for Bayern came in the 42nd minute with a header off a cross by Thomas Mueller.
The 21-year-old American winger played in the previous German Cup round, coming off the bench in a 5-0 win over Carl-Zeiss Jena. Green has been in coach Carlo Ancelotti’s squad several times this season but this was his first start.
Manchester United will take on West Ham United at Old Trafford, while Arsenal will welcome Southampton to the Emirates Stadium. All quarterfinal fixtures will be played the week commencing Nov. 28.
As for the other two matchups, Liverpool host Leeds United at Anfield, and Hull City will face one of the three clubs they replaced in the PL this season, recently relegated Newcastle United, at the KCOM Stadium.
Full EFL Cup quarterfinal draw
Liverpool vs. Leeds United
Manchester United vs. West Ham
Hull City vs. Newcastle United
Arsenal vs. Southampton