A growing selection in football, the United States has slowly established itself as a nation of significance in the “football” landscape. Rather dominant in its confederation, the Koncacafe, the US team must now establish itself on the world stage. She will try to join the playoff phase in her playable pool, where only England clearly stands out.
Team USA has the best Concacaf selection record in the World Championships with a semi-final… in 1930, almost a hundred years ago, during the first championship.
Led by a generation of up-and-coming players (Adams, McKenney, Pulisic, Weah, Dest, Musa), the United States has established itself as a major North American power in recent years. To join Qatar for the tenth World Cup in its history, the US team had to go through a very tight qualifying stage in the CONCACAF zone, finally finishing 3rd behind Canada and Mexico. Having failed to qualify for the World Cup in Russia, the Americans are here this time with the goal of making an impression at this stage. To do this, you will first need to get out of the chicken that has swept over the obvious political context, in particular, with Iran.
26 players selected
Among the 26 players selected by coach Gregg Berhalter are several notable goals from the five major European leagues. Among them are the son of George Weah, Timothy, who trained at PSG and is currently in Lille, as well as the young and talented Christian Pulisic, Gio Reina, Weston McKenny, Sergino Dest, Yunus Musa or Tyler Adams. The Register is far from devoid of talent and interest.
- Guardians: Croatian (Luton Town), Johnson (New York City), Turner (Arsenal)
- Defenders: Carter-Vickers (Celtic), Dest (Milan), Long (New York Red Bulls), Moore (Nashville), Rome (Fulham), Robinson (Fulham), Scully ( Mönchengladbach), Yedlin (Inter Miami), Zimmerman (Nashville). KS)
- Environment: Aaronson (Leeds United), Acosta (Los Angeles), Adams (Leeds United), de la Torre (Celta Vigo), McKenny (Juventus), Musa (Valencia), Roldan (Seattle Sounders)
- Forwards: Ferreira (Dallas), Morris (Seattle Sounders), Pulisic (Chelsea), Reina (Borussia Dortmund), Sargent (Norwich City), Weah (Lille), Wright (Antalyaspor) ).
American internationals now play at luxury clubs, be it Milan (Dest), Chelsea (Pulisic), Juventus (McKennie) or Valencia (Musa). Gregg Berhalter, appointed in 2018, must find the right formula to allow the most prestigious team the US knows on paper to perform well on Qatari fields.
Player to watch: Christian Pulisic
The main star and face of the American selection, the confusing Pulisic, the energetic captain, will have a very hard time on his shoulders in Qatar. Familiar with big events, the 24-year-old winger has already played leading roles at Borussia Dortmund and has offered himself the Champions League with Chelsea in 2020-21. He is one of the most talented football players in the history of the United States, who are counting on him to take them high.
Team USA Match Schedule
Refer to the profile of all teams on the main page. In particular, Group E, namely Wales, Iran and England.
Source: Le Parisien
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