USMNT vs Bosnia & Herzegovina time, TV, streaming, lineup news for friendly match
The United States Men’s National Team wraps up a stellar year with a friendly against Bosnia and Herzegovina on Saturday.
In 2021, the USMNT won the Gold Cup, the CONCACAF Nations League, and sits second in the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying table. The team has beaten their Mexican rivals three times in a calendar year and won 16 times to just three draws and two losses.
The United States have never won 17 games in a single calendar year, already tying the program record set in 2013. They are unbeaten in two all-time games against Bosnia: a 4-3 victory in 2013 (coup of Jozy Altidore’s hat) and a 0-0 draw in 2018.
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The year-end friendly will feature almost entirely domestic players, with three players plying their trade abroad: Johnny Cardoso (Internacional / Brazil), Taylor Booth (Bayern Munich II / Germany) and Bryan Reynolds (AS Roma / Italy).
How to watch USA vs Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Dated: Saturday 18 Dec.
- Time: 8:15 p.m. ET
- TV channel:FS1
- Television in Spanish: UniMas & TUDN
- Streaming: fuboTV (7-day free trial)TUDN.tv, Fox Sports App (Authenticated Users)
The USMNT game will be broadcast by FS1 (English) and Univision channels UniMas and TUDN (Spanish) from Dignity Health Sports Park in California. These channels are all available to be aired on fuboTVWhich one is available for new users with a 7-day free trial.
Fox and Univision’s streaming platforms will also provide the game for authenticated users who can tune in through their cable, satellite or telecommunications service provider.
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United States vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina: Lineups
For the United States, almost the entire roster is made up of domestic players. There will be plenty of new faces for casual USMNT fans, especially at the back as manager Gregg Berhalter has confirmed a pair of Atlanta United stars will see the field. George Bello will win his sixth selection while Brooks Lennon will debut at the USMNT.
Berhalter said of the new players, Brooks Lennon and Henry Kessler had good camps. He notes that Lennon will start at RB and George Bello will start at LB against Bosnia. He also notes that before leaving the side, Kevin Paredes was playing as a winger. #USMNT
— Brian Sciaretta (@BrianSciaretta) December 17, 2021
Ricardo Pepi should be deployed up front with another opportunity to gain more experience as Berhalter continues to rely on him as the main striker for the United States. Caden Clarkwho will soon travel to RB Leipzig, could also make his USMNT debut and Jordan Morris could also return to the side after his ACL tear in April.
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Our starting XI, final XI of 2021. pic.twitter.com/WF3o8DIAXU
— American Football MNT (@USMNT) December 18, 2021
USMNT vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina list
Guardians (3): John Pulskamp (Sporting Kansas City), Gabriel Slonina (Chicago Fire), Matt Turner (New England Revolution)
Defenders (10): George Bello (Atlanta United), Justin Che (FC Dallas), Jonathan Gomez (Louisville City/USL), Kobi Henry (Orange County SC/USL), Henry Kessler (New England Revolution), Brooks Lennon (Atlanta United), Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls), Bryan Reynolds (Rome/Italy), Auston Trusty (Colorado Rapids), Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC)
Midfielders (5): Kellyn Acosta (Colorado Rapids), Cole Bassett (Colorado Rapids), Johnny Cardoso (Internacional / Brazil), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders), Jackson Yueill (San Jose Earthquakes)
Forwards (7): Taylor Booth (Bayern Munich II / Germany), Caden Clark (NY Red Bulls), Cade Cowell (San Jose Earthquakes), Jesus Ferreira (FC Dallas), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders), Ricardo Pepi (FC Dallas), Gyasi Zardes ( Columbus Crew)
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For Bosnia, he begins the process of healing his wounds after missing out on Euro 2021. The entire roster is made up of domestic Bosnian Premier League call-ups, with a total of eight senior caps among the 19 players selected.
It’s really a test for manager Ivaylo Petev who is still in his first year on the job. Petev confirmed there were players he was forced out of due to their vaccination status, but he didn’t name them individually.
Bosnia and Herzegovina lineup vs USA
Guardians (2): Nikola CetkoviC (FK Borac), Belmin Dizdarevic (FK Sarajevo)
Defenders (7): Hrvoje Barisic (HSK Zrinjski), Josip Corluka (HSK Zrinjski), Numan Kurdic (FK Sarajevo), Ajdin Nukic (Tuzla City), Selmir Pidro (FK Sarajevo), Aleksandar Vojnovic (FK Borac), Vedran Vrhovac (FK Zeljeznicar)
Midfielders (8): Amar Begic (FK Borac), Marljan Cavar (NK Siroki Brijeg), Mehmed Cosic (FK Velez), Andrej Dokanovic (FK Sarajevo), Sasa Maksimovic (FK Sloboda), Haris Ovcina (FK Velez), Igor Savic (HSK Zrinjski), Almedin Ziljkic (NK Olimpija)
Forwards (2): Sulejman Krpic (Tuzla City), Jovo Lukic (FK Borac)