FIFA World Cup 2022: USA vs. wales

USMNT vs. wales
2022 FIFA World Cup Match No. 4
November 21, 2022
Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium; Al-Rayyan, Qatar
Kickoff: 2 p.m. ET on FOX and Telemundo
Social Media: @USMNT on Twitter and instagram; US Soccer on Fb The US Soccer App

Tonight’s USMNT Beginning XI vs. Wales: 1-Matt Turner, 2-Sergiño Dest, 3-Walker Zimmerman, 4-Tyler Adams (capt.), 5-Antonee Robinson, 6-Yunus Musah, 8-Weston McKennie, 10-Christian Pulisic, 13-Tim Ream, 21 -Tim Weah, 24-Josh Sargent

Subs: 12-Ethan Horvath, 25-Sean Johnson, 7-Gio Reyna, 9-Jesús Ferreira, 11-Brenden Aaronson, 14-Luca de la Torre, 15-Aaron Lengthy, 16-Jordan Morris, 17-Cristian Roldan, 18 -Shaq Moore, 19-Haji Wright, 20-Cameron Carter-Vickers, 22-DeAndre Yedlin, 23-Kellyn Acosta, 26-Joe Scally


  • USMNT Beginning XI Cap Numbers (together with this match): Christian Pulisic (53), Tim Ream (47), Weston McKennie (38), Walker Zimmerman (34), Tyler Adams (33), Antonee Robinson (30), Tim Weah ( 25), Matt Turner (21), Josh Sargent (21), Sergiño Dest (20), Yunus Musah (20).
  • At the moment’s Beginning XI has a median age of 25 years, 102 days. It’s the fourth-youngest USMNT lineup at a FIFA World Cup, behind solely the three lineups at Italia ’90 the place the XIs averaged simply over 24 years previous.
  • The lineup averages 30 caps total and 16 in official competitors.
  • All 11 gamers will make their FIFA World Cup debut.
  • At 19 years, 358 days, Yunus Musah turns into the youngest participant to begin a World Cup match for the USMNT.

Youngest USMNT Gamers to Begin a World Cup Match




Yunus Musah

19 years, 358 days

Nov. 21, 2022 vs. wales

DaMarcus Beasley

20 years, 12 days

June 5, 2002 vs. Portugal

Landon Donovan

20 years, 95 days

June 5, 2002 vs. Portugal

Jozy Altidore

20 years, 219 days

June 12, 2010 vs. England

Bert Patenaude

20 years, 252 days

July 13, 1930 vs. belgium

  • Musah made his USMNT debut as a 17-year-old in opposition to Wales on Nov. 12, 2020. 5 different starters additionally appeared in that match: Tyler Adams, Sergiño Dest, Weston McKennie, Antonee Robinson and Tim Weah.
  • Musah (Valencia) can also be the primary participant from a Spanish Primera membership to play for the USA in a FIFA World Cup.
  • Tyler Adams was elected by the USMNT because the group captain for the 2022 FIFA World Cup and can put on the armband for the tenth time tonight. At 23 years, 279 days, Adams is the youngest participant to captain the USA at a FIFA World Cup since 1950 and third youngest total.

Youngest Gamers to Captain the USMNT in a World Cup Match




Harry Keough

22 years, 222 days

June 25, 1950 vs. Spain

Walter Bahr

23 years, 92 days

July 2, 1950 vs. chile

Tyler Adams

23 years, 279 days

November 21, 2022 vs. wales

Mike Windischmann

24 years, 86 days

June 10, 1990 vs. Czechoslovakia

Tony Meola

25 years, 117 days

June 18, 1994 vs. Switzerland

  • Ten of 11 starters signify golf equipment in Europe – the best quantity ever for a USMNT World Cup lineup. Six gamers function in England, two in Italy, and one every in France and Spain. Walker Zimmerman is the lone starter from Main League Soccer.
  • Matt Turner (Park Ridge, NJ) turns into the fourth New Jersey-born goalkeeper to begin a World Cup match for the USMNT. He follows Jimmy Douglas (East Newark, NJ; 3 matches in 1930), Tony Meola (Belleville, NJ; 7 matches in 1990, 1994) and Tim Howard (North Brunswick, NJ; 8 matches in 2010, 2014).
  • Each the sons of US servicemen, defender Sergiño Dest (AC Milan) and midfielder Weston McKennie (Juventus) are the second and third gamers based mostly in Italy’s Serie A to begin for the USA in a World Cup match. Oguchi Onyewu (AC Milan) was the primary to do it when he performed two matches for the USA on the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
  • Tim Weah will turn out to be the primary member of his household to seem within the FIFA World Cup. The 22-year-old ahead is the son of 1995 Balon d’Or winner and present President of Liberia, George Weah.
  • Striker Josh Sargent earns his first begin for the reason that qualifier on Sept. 8, 2021 at Honduras.
  • Veteran defender and Fulham captain Tim Ream earns his first USMNT look since Sept. 2, 2021 at El Salvador.
  • The Fulham duo of Ream and Antonee Robinson are the third pair of foreign-based membership teammates to begin a World Cup match collectively for the USMNT. Beforehand, Chad Deering and Claudio Reyna (Wolfsburg) began collectively in opposition to Germany on the 1998 World Cup, earlier than one other Fulham duo — Carlos Bocanegra and Brian McBride — have been within the lineup collectively in opposition to Italy and Ghana on the 2006 version.
  • The USMNT will costume 26 gamers for at this time’s recreation. Six substitutions are allowed in three completely different occasions. Halftime doesn’t depend as a substitution second.
  • The USMNT is 1-0-1 all-time in opposition to Wales. The USA defeated the Purple Dragons 2-0 in a pleasant on Might 26, 2003 in San Jose, Calif. and performed to a 0-0 draw on Nov. 12, 2020 in Swansea, Wales.
  • Gregg Berhalter formally turns into the primary individual to each play and handle the USA at a FIFA World Cup. Berhalter appeared in each Knockout Spherical matches in opposition to Mexico and Germany on the 2002 FIFA World Cup in Korea/Japan.
  • Berhalter is 36-10-10 in 56 matches as USMNT head coach.
  • Abdulrahman Al Jassim of Qatar is the referee for tonight’s match. He beforehand officiated the USA’s 1-0 win in opposition to Panama within the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup group stage on June 26, 2019 in Kansas Metropolis.

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