Soccer

Jurgen Klinsmann sends Fabian Johnson home

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) Fabian Johnson was told to return to Germany by U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann, who was displeased the defender took himself out of last weekend's 3-2 loss to Mexico in the 111th minute.

Seventh minutes after Johnson was replaced by Brad Evans, Paul Aguilar scored the go-ahead goal for Mexico, which earned a berth in the 2017 Confederations Cup.

Speaking a day before the U.S. plays Costa Rica in an exhibition, Klinsmann said: ''I had a very severe word with Fabian Johnson, and I sent him home today.''

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''He can rethink his approach about his team,'' Klinsmann said.

Johnson, the starting right back for the U.S., plays for Borussia Moenchengladbach.