Welcome to your live thread for the United States Men’s’ National Team against England in the penultimate game of the year. The U.S. continues its Kickoff Series against another top-ranked team, this time against England at the historic Wembley Stadium. Here’s what USMNT Head Coach Dave Sarachan had to say in a press conference yesterday.
These teams have only ever played 10 times, and England came out on top 70% of the time. The Three Lions hold a 7-2-1 record against the Yanks. This is the first time the teams have met since that memorable 2010 World Cup match.
Steven Gerrard scored after four minutes and it looked like England would cruise past the U.S. Tim Howard stood on his head and put the team on his back. Howard finished with six saves in his first World Cup. England was the better team and should have won, but Robert Green’s howler let the U.S. back into it. The match finished all squared at 1-1.
The biggest news today is Christian Pulisic, Tyler Adams, and Weston McKennie will all be on the field together. This will be the first time the trio will play together at the senior level. The three youngsters are being touted as the most important players of their generation.
The only possible thing that could overshadow the trio would be Wayne Rooney returning and the 33-year-old is getting one last England call-up. Rooney is set to play in his last ever international game and will wear his old number 10 jersey and captain the England side.
This should be a good match-up and one that the U.S. might struggle with. England will most likely win, but the Yanks have shown this year that they are no pushovers and will give the Three Lions everything they’ve got.
Defenders (9): 6-John Brooks (Wolfsburg/GER; 35/3), 25-Reggie Cannon (FC Dallas; 1/0), 5-Cameron Carter-Vickers (Swansea City/WAL; 6/0), 26-Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls; 1/0), 3-Matt Miazga (Nantes/FRA; 10/1),18-Shaq Moore (Reus Deportiu/ESP; 3/0), 19-Jorge Villafaña (Portland Timbers; 19/0), 2-DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United/ENG; 56/0), 21-Walker Zimmerman (LAFC; 3/1).
Midfielders (12): 23-Kellyn Acosta (Colorado Rapids; 21/2), 4-Tyler Adams (New York Red Bulls; 7/1), 24-Luca de la Torre (Fulham/ENG; 1/0), 9-Marky Delgado (Toronto FC/CAN; 5/0), 27-Romain Gall (Malmö/SWE; 0/0), 16-Julian Green (Greuther Fürth/GER; 14/4), 14-Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy; 3/1), 8-Weston McKennie (Schalke/GER; 6/1), 10-Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund/GER; 21/9), 15-Kenny Saief (Anderlecht/BEL; 3/0), 20-Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew SC; 9/0), 11-Tim Weah (Paris Saint-Germain/FRA; 7/1).
Defenders (8): Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool; 4/0), Ben Chilwell (Leicester City; 3/0), Lewis Dunk (Brighton; 0/0), Joe Gomez (Liverpool; 5/0), Michael Keane (Everton; 4/0), Luke Shaw (Manchester United; 8/0), John Stones (Manchester City; 36/2), Kyle Walker (Manchester City; 43/0).
Midfielders (8): Ross Barkley (Chelsea; 24/2), Dele Ali (Tottenham Hotspur; 31/3), Fabian Delph (Manchester City; 16/0), Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur; 36/3), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool; 47/0), Jesse Lingard (Manchester United; 20/2), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea; 9/0), Harry Winks (Tottenham Hotspur; 2/0).
Forwards (6): Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur; 34/19), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United; 29/6), Wayne Rooney (D.C. United; 119/53), Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund/GER; 1/0), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City; 46/4), Callum Wilson (Bournemouth; 0/0).
How to Watch
Match Time: 3 p.m. (ET).
Venue: Wembley Stadium — London, England.
TV: ESPN2, UDN.
Streaming: watchESPN, Univision NOW.
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