2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifying – Remaining Spherical Match No. 3
Sept. 8, 2021
Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano; San Pedro Sula, Honduras
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Kickoff: 10:30 p.m. ET
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Tonight’s USMNT Beginning XI at Honduras: 1-Matt Turner, 4-Tyler Adams, 6-John Brooks, 9-Josh Sargent, 10-Christian Pulisic (capt.), 12-Miles Robinson, 14-Ricardo Pepi, 15-Mark McKenzie, 16-James Sands, 21-George Bello 23-Kellyn Acosta
Substitutes: 18-Ethan Horvath, 22-Sean Johnson, 2-DeAndre Yedlin 3-Walker Zimmerman, 5-Antonee Robinson 7-Cristian Roldan, 8-Jackson Yueill, 11-Brenden Aaronson, 13-Tim Ream, 17-Sebastian Lletget, 19-Jordan Pefok, 20-Konrad de la Fuente
USMNT Beginning XI Cap Numbers (together with this match): John Brooks (45), Kellyn Acosta (40), Christian Pulisic (40), Josh Sargent (18), Tyler Adams (17), Miles Robinson (12), Matt Turner (10), Mark McKenzie (7), James Sands (7), George Bello (4), Ricardo Pepi (1)
USMNT Beginning XI WCQ Cap Numbers (together with this match): Christian Pulisic (15), Kellyn Acosta (9), John Brooks (7), Tyler Adams (3), Miles Robinson (3), Josh Sargent (3), Matt Turner (3), Mark McKenzie (1), George Bello (1), Ricardo Pepi (1), James Sands (1)
With a mean age of 23 years, 85 days, tonight’s Beginning XI is tied for the youngest USMNT lineup in official competitors with the Beginning XI that confronted Martinique on this summer season’s Concacaf Gold Cup on July 15, 2021. It’s additionally the youngest USMNT lineup in World Cup qualifying in the course of the trendy period (1988-present). The earlier youngest was 23 years, 190 days on Oct. 12, 2005 towards Panama – a match performed after the USMNT had already certified for the 2006 FIFA World Cup.
The lineup averages 17 caps and 9 in official competitors.
Gregg Berhalter makes 5 modifications to the Beginning XI that confronted Canada on Sunday, inserting George Bello, Mark McKenzie, Ricardo Pepi, James Sands and Josh Sargent.
Ricardo Pepi will make his senior group debut tonight. At 18 years, 242 days, Pepi turns into the second youngest USMNT participant to seem in a World Cup Qualifier, after solely Christian Pulisic (17 years, 193 days) who additionally made his debut in a qualifier on March 29, 2016 vs. Guatemala.
4 gamers make their WCQ debuts tonight: George Bello, Ricardo Pepi, Mark McKenzie and James Sands
Eight gamers are age 24 and youthful: Miles Robinson (24); Tyler Adams, Mark McKenzie and Christian Pulisic (22); James Sands and Josh Sargent (20); George Bello (19); Ricardo Pepi (18).
Mark McKenzie makes his first look for the reason that Nations League Remaining on June 6, whereas George Bello and James Sands earns their first caps for the reason that Gold Cup Remaining on Aug. 1.
Christian Pulisic captains the USMNT for the second straight match and sixth time general. The group is 4-1-1 when Pulisic wears the armband.
After coming off the bench to make their World Cup qualifying debut Thursday in El Salvador, each Jordan Pefok and Antonee Robinson earn their first WCQ begins tonight.
Goalkeeper Matt Turner makes his eighth consecutive begin and comes into the match having conceded simply two objectives in 9 general appearances.
Kellyn Acosta will seem in a 17th consecutive match for the USMNT. The one participant to function in all 16 matches in 2021, Acosta’s streak dates again to Dec. 9, 2020 vs. El Salvador.
Kellyn Acosta and Christian Pulisic are the one two starters who appeared within the USA’s final WCQ go to to Honduras, a 1-1 draw on Sept. 5, 2017. Each have been instrumental in Bobby Wooden’s late equalizer that day, with Pulisic incomes a free kick 25 yards from purpose, earlier than Acosta’s ensuing take smacked off the cross bar earlier than Wooden poked it residence from shut vary.
Christian Pulisic, together with substitutes Sebastian Lletget and Jordan Pefok have all scored towards Honduras. Lletget scored the opener and Pulisic registered a purpose and two assists within the USMNT’s 6-0 World Cup Qualifying win towards Los Catrachos on March 24, 2017 in San Jose. Pefok scored a 90 minute winner within the Concacaf Nations League semifinal on June 3, 2021.
Starters Tyler Adams and John Brooks and substitutes Jordan Pefok and DeAndre Yedlin come into tonight’s match on warning watch. If any of the 4 are proven a yellow card towards Honduras, they are going to be suspended for the USA’s subsequent qualifying match towards Jamaica on Oct. 7 in Austin, Texas.
Groups could gown as much as 23 gamers and are allowed a complete of 5 substitutions in three completely different moments all through the match.
Fernando Hernandez Gomes is the referee for tonight’s match. He beforehand officiated the USMNT’s 2-0 pleasant win towards Costa Rica on Feb. 2, 2019 in San Jose, Calif.
The USMNT comes into tonight’s encounter with Honduras on a 11-match unbeaten streak (9-0-2).
The USMNT is 17-4-5 all-time towards Honduras and 6-2-2 in World Cup Qualifying. The group is 3-2-2 in away qualifiers in Honduras, with the three away wins standing as probably the most by the group in qualifiers participant in Central America.