International Friendly: USA vs. Japan

Japan vs. USMNT
International Welcoming
September 23, 2022
Düsseldorf Arena, Düsseldorf, Germany
Pre-Activity Coverage: 8 a.m. ET on ESPN2, ESPN+ 8:20 a.m. ET on UniMás, TUDN
Kickoff: 8:26 a.m. ET on ESPN2, ESPN+, UniMás, TUDN
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Today’s USMNT Commencing XI vs. Japan: 1-Matt Turner, 2-Sergiño Dest, 3-Walker Zimmerman (capt.), 4-Tyler Adams, 5-Aaron Prolonged, 6-Sam Vines, 8-Weston McKennie, 9-Jesús Ferreira, 11-Brenden Aaronson, 14-Luca de la Torre, 21-Gio Reyna


Substitutes: 18-Ethan Horvath, 25-Sean Johnson, 7-Paul Arriola, 12-Erik Palmer-Brown, 13-Jordan Morris, 15-Johnny Cardoso, 16-Mark McKenzie, 17-Malik Tillman, 19-Ricardo Pepi, 20-Reggie Cannon, 22-DeAndre Yedlin, 23-Kellyn Acosta, 24-Josh Sargent, 26-Joe Scally



USMNT Commencing XI Cap Quantities (including this match): Weston McKennie (36), Walker Zimmerman (32), Tyler Adams (31), Aaron Extended (28), Brenden Aaronson (23), Matt Turner (19), Sergiño Dest (18), Jesús Ferreira (14), Gio Reyna (13), Luca de la Torre (12), Sam Vines (9)

Today’s Setting up XI has an typical age of 24 a long time, 143 days and average cap amount of 20.

Forward Gio Reyna can make his to start with international start off in far more than a 12 months, last performing so in the – attract at El Salvador to open 2022 FIFA Planet Cup Qualifying on Sept. 2, 2021. Reyna dons the range 21 shirt currently, the similar variety his father Claudio wore a complete of 42 moments for the USMNT, like at the 1998 FIFA Globe Cup.

Defender Sam Vines makes his very first USMNT overall look due to the fact the Concacaf Gold Cup Ultimate in opposition to Mexico on Aug. 1, 2021, and earns his initial start out since the semifinal versus Qatar on July 29, 2021. Many thanks to that physical appearance against this year’s Environment Cup hosts, Vines is the only USMNT starter that has played from opposition from the Asian Soccer Confederation.
Following missing both equally the March and June international windows, defender Sergiño Dest will make his first physical appearance given that the Jan. 30 Planet Cup Qualifying match at Canada.
Walker Zimmerman captains the facet for the sixth time currently.

Tyler Adams, Luca de la Torre and Weston McKennie begin jointly in midfield for the first time right now.

The forward line of Brenden Aaronson, Jesús Ferreira and Gio Reyna also begin with each other for the initially time these days.

Jesús Ferreira prospects all USMNT gamers with five aims in eight matches in the course of 2022.

Aaron Long and Walker Zimmerman associate in central protection for the 10th time. The USMNT is 7-1-1 when the veteran duo pair collectively on the again line.
Three starters have represented golf equipment listed here in Germany. Gio Reyna has performed for Borussia Dortmund because 2019, Weston McKennie lined up for Schalke from 2017-2020 and Tyler Adams represented RB Leipzig from 2019-2022.

Must he sub into the match tonight, midfielder Kellyn Acosta will surface in opposition to the region of his father and grandmother’s beginning.

Christian Pulisic is off today’s roster for the reason that of a knock he took in training before this 7 days. He will be evaluated working day-to-day for his availability to enjoy in opposition to Saudi Arabia on Sept. 27 in Murcia, Spain.

The USMNT will gown 25 players, when Japan will gown 26 for today’s sport. Six substitutions are permitted in a few diverse moments. Halftime does not count as a substitution instant.

The USMNT is 1-1- all-time in opposition to Japan. The Samurai Blue gained the initial assembly, a 3-1 victory on March 14, 1993 in Tokyo. The United states of america gained the final meeting, earning a 3-2 result on Feb. 10, 2006 in San Francisco.

The USMNT is 36-9-9 in 54 matches less than Gregg Berhalter.

Today’s match marks the team’s third neutral web-site welcoming beneath Berhalter. The United states of america attained a 6-2 win against Panama on Nov. 16, 2020, and a 4-1 win against Jamaica on March 25, 2021. Both of those matches had been played in Wiener Neustadt, Austria.
Felix Zwayer of Germany is the referee for tonight’s match. This is the 1st time he has officiated a USMNT match.  

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