International friendly match: United States against Uruguay

international friendly
June 5, 2022
Mercy Park for Children; Kansas City, Kan.
Pre-game coverage: 4:30 p.m. ET on FOX
Kickoff: 5:05 p.m. ET on FOX, Univision, and TUDN
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Today’s USMNT starting XI against Uruguay: 25-Sean Johnson; 2-DeAndre Yedlin, 3-Walker Zimmerman, 15-Aaron Long, 29-Joe Scally; 4-Tyler Adams (captain), 6-Yunus Musah, 8-Weston McKennie; 21-Tim Weah, 9-Jesús Ferreira, 10-Christian Pulisic

Subs: 18-Ethan Horvath, 5-Antonee Robinson, 7-Paul Arriola, 11-Brenden Aaronson, 12-Erik Palmer-Brown, 13-Jordan Morris, 14-Luca de la Torre, 17-Malik Tillman, 19-Haji Wright , 20-Cameron Carter-Vickers, 22-Reggie Cannon, 23-Kellyn Acosta

PLAY NOTES | FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT URUGUAY

  • USMNT starting XI cap numbers (including this game): DeAndre Yedlin (74), Christian Pulisic (50), Weston McKennie (33), Walker Zimmerman (30), Tyler Adams (29), Aaron Long (25), Tim Weah (24), Yunus Musah (18), Jesús Ferreira (11), Sean Johnson (10), Joe Scally (2)
  • Today’s starting XI has an average age of 24 years and 335 days.
  • The USMNT roster averages 27 selections.
  • Gregg Berhalter makes four changes to the starting XI since Wednesday’s 3-0 win over Morocco, inserting goalkeeper Sean Johnson, right-back DeAndre Yedlin, left-back Joe Scally and midfielder Weston McKennie.
  • Weston McKennie returns to the starting lineup for the first time since WCQ’s 3-0 victory over Honduras on February 2, 2022. He made his first appearance as a substitute for the United States on Wednesday against Morocco, breaking his streak of 31 consecutive starts – the longest since Eddie Pope made 82 consecutive starts from 1996 to 2006 – and the seventh longest in team history.
  • Sean Johnson wins his 10e ceiling this afternoon, becoming 14e goalie in USMNT history to reach double-digit appearances. The veteran goalkeeper last played in the 1-0 win over Costa Rica on February 1, 2020. Johnson has conceded just one goal in his previous nine appearances, on his first-ever cap, a 1-1 draw with Chile on January 1. died February 22, 2011 in Carson, California.
  • 19-year-old defender Joe Scally is signed up for his first senior team start today after making his USMNT debut in Wednesday’s win over Morocco
  • Christian Pulisic will turn 50e appearance for the USMNT today against Uruguay. Pulisic (23.71) is the seventh youngest player to reach half a century, with the majority of players before him having either played for the national team full-time in the early 1990s or played in the Major League Soccer to start their career.

Player

Age at 50e Cap

Date/Result

Landon Donovan

22.28

June 13, 2004 against Granada*

Chris Henderson

22.59

July 14, 1993 vs. Panama^

Jozy Altidore

22.84

September 7, 2012 in Jamaica*

Da Marcus Beasley

23.16

21 July 2005 v Jamaica ^

Michael Bradley

11:20 p.m.

October 12, 2010 against Colombia

Tony Meola

11:35 p.m.

June 27, 1992 against Ukraine

Christian Pulisic

23.71

June 5, 2022 against Uruguay

^-Notes Gold Cup match, *-Notes World Cup Qualifier

  • With 21 goals after half a century, Pulisic is already ahead of any USMNT player at this stage of their career, while his 10 assists tie him with Landon Donovan and put them behind only Tab Ramos. and Eddie Lewis (13 assists) at this stage of their international careers.
  • Weston McKennie, Yunus Musah and Tyler Adams will work together in midfield for the eighth time and the first time since Jan. 30 in Canada. The USMNT is 5-1-1 when the “MMA Midfield” starts together.
  • The forward line of Tim Weah, Jesús Ferreira and Christian Pulisic start together for a second game in a row and third game overall. The trio first worked together in USA’s 1-0 win over El Salvador on January 27 in Columbus.
  • Aaron Long and Walker Zimmerman team up in central defense for the second straight game and ninth time overall. The USMNT is 7-1-0 when they team up on the back line.
  • Veteran defenseman DeAndre Yedlin makes his 74e appearance, passing Hugo Pérez in sole possession of 32n/a on the USMNT All-Time Picks list.
  • Tyler Adams is the USMNT captain for the ninth time today. The United States is 7-1-1 when Adams wears the armband.
  • With squads limited to dressing 23 players, goalkeeper Matt Turner, defender George Bello and midfielder Cristian Roldan make today’s squad. Teams are allowed to make six substitutions in today’s friendly.
  • Team USA wears orange armbands the team will be wearing orange armbands in support of Wear Orange Weekend, a nationwide movement championed by everytown.org to raise awareness against gun violence that began in 2013 after the murder of Hadiya Pendleton on a playground in Chicago.
  • The United States are 2-3-3 against Uruguay. The teams last played a 1-1 draw on September 10, 2019 in St. Louis. Substitute Jordan Morris scored the equalizer for the United States in that game.
  • The USMNT is 8-0-1 all-time at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City. Last summer, USA went a perfect 3-0-0 at the venue, starting their successful run to the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup title with group stage wins over Haiti (1-0 ), Martinique (6-1) and Canada (1-0).
  • Adonai Escobedo of Mexico is the referee for today’s game. He has already refereed three USMNT games: 3-0 win against Panama on January 27, 2019; 1-0 victory against Curaçao on June 30, 2019 (Gold Cup), 1-0 victory against Canada on July 18, 2021 (Gold Cup).

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