Welcome to your live thread for the United States Men’s National Team’s opening match of the 2019 Gold Cup against Guyana. The game is at Allianz Field in Saint Paul, MN (10 p.m., FS1) — the first-ever USMNT match in the North Star State. This is also the first time that the U.S. will face Guyana. The Golden Jaguars are the 98th different country that the Yanks have played.
Guyana is a South American country, and this is the first time that the Golden Jaguars are in the Gold Cup. The country gained independence in 1966 and joined FIFA in 1970. Guyana is translated to “land of water,” given to the country by the natives before colonization and is the only English-speaking country in South America. It is one of three South American countries in Concacaf, along with Suriname and French Guiana.
This is the 15th Concacaf Gold Cup, which is held every two years. The first tournament was held in 1991 and was hosted by the United States. Since then, the U.S. has hosted or co-hosted every tournament. Historically, the U.S. or Mexico has dominated, and one of these two North American nations have won it every time except 2000, when Canada beat Colombia.
The Yanks have won it six times and are the current reigning champions, while Mexico has seven titles. Landon Donovan holds the all-time record for most goals scored in the Gold Cup, with 19. The former U.S. international also has appeared in the most Gold Cup games.
Tonight will be the first time that USMNT Head Coach Gregg Berhalter coaches at the Gold Cup. The former Columbus Crew head coach will look to have the Yanks repeat as champions for the first time in USMNT history. The Americans are coming off two embarrassing losses — 1-0 to Jamaica and 3-0 to Venezuela — and will need to improve immediately. Michael Bradley and Jozy Altidore should play key parts in Berhalter’s plans, as well as younger players like Weston McKennie and Christian Pulisic.
Goalkeepers (3): 12-Sean Johnson (New York City FC; 7/0), 22-Tyler Miller (LAFC; 0/0), 1-Zack Steffen (Manchester City/ENG; 10/0).
Defenders (8): 14-Reggie Cannon (FC Dallas; 2/0), 3-Omar Gonzalez (Toronto FC/CAN; 50/3), 2-Nick Lima (San Jose Earthquakes; 4/0), 23-Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls; 6/0), 16-Daniel Lovitz (Montreal Impact/CAN; 5/0), 19-Matt Miazga (Chelsea/ENG; 14/1), 13-Tim Ream (Fulham/ENG; 30/1), 5-Walker Zimmerman (LAFC; 7/2).
Midfielders (6): 4-Michael Bradley (Toronto FC/CAN; 145/17), 8-Weston McKennie (Schalke/GER; 9/1), 20-Djordje Mihailovic (Chicago Fire; 3/1), 10-Christian Pulisic (Chelsea/ENG; 25/10), 15-Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders FC; 11/0), 6-Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew SC; 17/0).
Forwards (6): 17-Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC/CAN; 111/41), 7-Paul Arriola (D.C. United; 23/3), 21-Tyler Boyd (Vitória Guimãres/POR; 1/0), 18-Jonathan Lewis (Colorado Rapids; 4/0), 11-Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders FC; 28/5), 9-Gyasi Zardes (Columbus Crew SC; 45/7).
Goalkeepers (3): Akel Clarke (Walking Boyz Company/SUR), Alex Murray (Santos Georgetown), Quillan Roberts (Forge FC/CAN).
Defenders (8): Matthew Briggs (Maldon & Tiptree/ENG), Sam Cox (Hampton & Richmond Borough/ENG), Kadell Daniel (Dover Athletic/ENG), Jordan Dover (Pittsburgh Riverhounds/USA), Liam Gordon (Dagenham & Redbridge/ENG), Kevin Layne (New Amsterdam United), Ronayne Marsh-Brown (Whitehawk/ENG), Terence Vancooten (Stevenage/ENG).
Midfielders (6): Elliot Bonds (Dagenham & Redbridge/ENG), Warren Creavalle (Philadelphia Union/USA), Neil Danns (Bury/ENG), Stephen Duke-McKenna (Bolton Wanderers/ENG), Pernell Schultz (Western Tigers), Daniel Wilson (Western Tigers).
Forwards (6): Callum Harriott (Reading/ENG), Sheldon Holder (Morvant Caledonia United/TRI), Anthony Jeffrey (Dover Athletic/ENG), Keanu Marsh-Brown (Newport County/WAL), Terell Ondaan (Telstar/NED), Emery Welshman (Forge FC/CAN).
How to Watch
Match Time: 10 p.m. (ET).
Venue: Allianz Field — Saint Paul, MN.
TV: FOX Sports 1, UniMas.
Streaming: FOX Sports GO, Univision NOW.
Twitter: For rapid reaction and live updates, follow @StarsStripesFC, @ussoccer_mnt, and @TheManeLand.
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