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Can a Pulisic-less USMNT defeat one of the world’s best?

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Welcome to your match thread as the United States Men’s National team squares off against Hugo Lloris and the French National team in Lyon. This match, while just a friendly, has significance for both teams.

This is the final match of the summer for the Americans, and most likely the last game that interim head coach Dave Sarachan will be in charge of. This is also the last match for France before it takes on Australia in the World Cup, so it will be the last chance that Didier Deschamps has to prepare his squad before it travels to Russia.

France’s team is an experienced one, with all 23 players playing in Europe. The team is led by goalkeeper and captain Hugo Lloris, midfielder Paul Pogba, and forwards Antoine Griezmann and Olivier Giroud, who have combined for 276 caps and 60 international goals.

On the flip side, the U.S. has an average age of just 23 years old and Deandre Yedlin is the most capped player with 51. The entire 24-man roster has just 205 total caps and 23 goals.

The Yanks have never beaten France, going 0-3-0 all-time and getting outscored, 10-0. However, they have improved every game, losing first 6-0 in 1979, then 3-0 five months later, and 1-0 back in 2011. Bill Hamid is the only player that was on that roster but he did not see the field.


USMNT (caps/goals)

Goalkeepers: Bill Hamid (Midtjylland/DEN; 6/0), Zack Steffen (Columbus Crew SC; 2/0), William Yarbrough (Club León/MEX; 3/0).

Defenders: Cameron Carter-Vickers (Tottenham Hotspur/ENG; 3/0), Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest/ENG; 15/1), Matt Miazga (Chelsea/ENG; 6/1), Shaq Moore (Levante/ESP; 1/0), Erik Palmer-Brown (Manchester City/ENG; 1/0), Tim Parker (New York Red Bulls; 1/0), Antonee Robinson (Everton/ENG; 1/0), Jorge Villafaña (Santos Laguna/MEX; 18/0), DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United/ENG; 51/0).

Midfielders: Tyler Adams (New York Red Bulls; 4/0), Joe Corona (Club America/MEX; 22/3), Luca de la Torre (Fulham/ENG; 1/0) Julian Green (Stuttgart/GER; 9/3), Weston McKennie (Schalke/GER; 3/1), Keaton Parks (Benfica/POR; 1/0), Rubio Rubin (Club Tijuana/MEX; 7/0), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew SC; 5/0), Tim Weah (Paris Saint-Germain/FRA; 3/1).

Forwards: Andrija Novakovich (Reading/ENG; 2/0), Josh Sargent (Werder Bremen/GER; 2/1), Bobby Wood (Hamburg/GER; 38/12).

France (caps/goals)

Goalkeepers: Alphonse Areola (Paris Saint-Germain/FRA; 0/0), Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur/ENG; 97/0), Steve Mandanda (Olympique Marseille/FRA; 27/0).

Defenders: Lucas Hernández (Atlético Madrid/ESP; 4/0), Presnel Kimpembe (Paris Saint-Germain/FRA; 2/0), Benjamin Mendy (Manchester City/ENG; 6/0), Benjamin Pavard (Stuttgart/GER; 5/0), Adil Rami (Olympique Marseille/FRA; 35/1), Djibril Sidibé (Monaco/FRA; 16/1), Samuel Umtiti (Barcelona/ESP; 18/2), Raphaël Varane (Real Madrid/ESP; 41/2).

Midfielders: N’Golo Kante (Chelsea/ENG; 23/1), Thomas Lemar (Monaco/FRA; 11/3), Blaise Matuidi (Juventus/ITA; 66/9), Steve Nzozi (Sevilla/ESP; 4/0), Paul Pogba (Manchester United/ENG; 53/9), Corentin Tolisso (Bayern Munich/GER; 8/0).

Forwards: Ousmane Dembélé (Barcelona/ESP; 11/2), Nabil Fekir (Olympique Lyon/FRA; 11/2), Olivier Giroud (Chelsea/ENG; 73/31), Antoine Griezmann (Atlético Madrid/ESP; 53/20), Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint-Germain/FRA; 14/3), Florian Thauvin (Olympique Marseille/FRA; 4/0).

How to Watch

Match Time: 3 p.m. ET.

Venue: Groupama Stadium — Lyon, France.

TV: ESPN, Univision Deportes, UniMás.

Streaming: Watch ESPN, Univision NOW.

Twitter: For rapid reaction and live updates, follow along at @ussoccer and @TheManeLand. Also, be sure to follow @StarsAndStripesFC.

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