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Concacaf Nations League: USA vs. The Savior

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El Salvador vs. USMNT
Match No. 2 of the 2022-23 Concacaf Nations League Group Stage
June 14, 2022
Cuscatlan Stadium; San Salvador, El Salvador
Pregame coverage: 9:30 p.m. ET on FS1
Start: 10 pm ET on FS1, Univision, TUDN
Social networks: @USMNT in Twitter Y Instagram; USA soccer in Facebook the usa soccer app

Tonight’s USMNT starting XI in El Salvador: 18-Ethan Horvath, 4-Tyler Adams, 5-Antonee Robinson, 6-Yunus Musah, 10-Christian Pulisic, 11-Brenden Aaronson, 15-Aaron Long, 19-Haji Wright, 20-Cameron Carter-Vickers, 21-Tim Weah, Cannon 22-Reggie

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Substitutes: 1-Matt Turner, 12-Sean Johnson, 2-DeAndre Yedlin, 3-Erik Palmer-Brown, 7-Paul Arriola, 8-Weston McKennie, 9-Jesús Ferreira, 13-Jordan Morris, 14-Luca de la Torre , 16-Joe Scally, 17-Cristian Roldan, 23-Kellyn Acosta

GAME NOTES | FIVE THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT EL SALVADOR

  • USMNT Starting XI Numbers (including this match): Christian Pulisic (51), Tyler Adams (30), Antonee Robinson (29), Reggie Cannon (27), Aaron Long (27), Tim Weah (25), Brenden Aaronson (22), Yunus Musah (19), Cameron Carter-Vickers (11), Ethan Horvath (8), Haji Wright (1)
  • USMNT Starting XI Cap Numbers in official competition (including this match): Christian Pulisic (37), Reggie Cannon (16), Antonee Robinson (16), Tyler Adams (15), Brenden Aaronson (14), Aaron Long (12), Tim Weah (11), Yunus Musah (11), Cameron Carter-Vickers (2), Ethan Horvath (2), Haji Wright (1)
  • USMNT Starting XI Cap numbers in the Concacaf Nations League (including this match): Reggie Cannon (6), Aaron Long (5), Christian Pulisic (5), Brenden Aaronson (3), Antonee Robinson (3), Tyler Adams (2), Cameron Carter-Vickers (2), Ethan Horvath (2), Tim Weah (2), Yunus Musah (1), Haji Wright (1)
  • Tonight’s starting XI has an average age of 24 years and 26 days.
  • The USMNT lineup averages 22 matches and 11 appearances in official competition.
  • Gregg Berhalter makes seven changes to the USMNT lineup that began Friday’s CNL opener against Grenada, with the back line of Reggie Cannon, Cameron Carter-Vickers, Aaron Long and Antonee Robinson remaining.
  • Goalkeeper Ethan Horvath earns his first appearance since helping the US win a 4-0 friendly against Costa Rica on June 9, 2021 in Sandy, Utah. It is also Horvath’s second appearance in official competition after his heroic appearance as a substitute in the Nations League final win against Mexico on June 6, 2021 in Denver.
  • Forward Haji Wright earns his first start, his first cap in official competition and his first appearance away from home for the USMNT tonight.
  • Christian Pulisic captains the 10the time tonight. Pulisic (23.74) is the second youngest player during the modern era (1990-present) to captain the USMNT 10 times, after Tony Meola (23.18) who did so on April 29, 1992 in the Republic of Ireland.

Youngest to Captain USMNT 10 times (Modern Era)

Player

Date/Opponent

Age at 10the Captaincy

cap number

Tony Meola

April 29, 1992 in Ireland

23.18

Four. Five

Christian Pulisic

June 14, 2022 in El Salvador

23.74

51

Peter Vermes

June 1, 1991 against Ireland

24.53

35

landon donovan

March 28, 2007 against Guatemala

25.07

88

claudio reyna

June 11, 2000 vs. Mexico

26.89

74

  • Aaron Long becomes the only player to start in each of the US’s four games during the June window.
  • The scorer in the 1-0 WCQ victory against El Salvador on January 27, left-back Antonee Robinson continues his streak as the only player to appear in all 10 matches during 2022.
  • Three starters appeared in the USA’s last visit to El Salvador, a 0-0 draw to open 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification on September 2, 2021. Brenden Aaronson and Tyler Adams started the match and Antonee Robinson came off the bench at 64the minute.
  • Five starters participated in a 1-0 home tie victory against El Salvador played on January 27 in Columbus, Ohio. Antonee Robinson, who scored the game’s only goal, as well as Tyler Adams, Christian Pulisic and Tim Weah started, while Brenden Aaronson replaced Pulisic in the 65th minute.
  • With teams limited to 23 players, defenders George Bello, Walker Zimmerman and midfielder Malik Tillman are not part of tonight’s squad of the day. Teams can make five substitutions during three different times.
  • The United States is 19-1-6 all-time against El Salvador, has a 12-0-4 advantage in games played in official competition, and is 2-1-4 in road games against El Salvador. The Cuscatlecos.
  • A victory tonight would guarantee the USA a top-two finish in Nations League A, Group D and, in turn, secure a spot for the USMNT in the 2023 Concacaf Gold Cup.
  • Cesar Ramos from Mexico is the referee for tonight’s match. The USMNT is 3-3-2 in matches coached by Ramos, the most recent of which was the World Cup qualifier away from home in Canada on January 30, 2022.

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