The Yanks and La Celeste are set for their seventh all-time match-up. The series is currently tied at 2-2-2.
This is the first time the teams have met since May 12, 2002. Tony Sanneh and then-17-year-old DaMarcus Beasley both scored in the first half as the U.S. went on to win 2-1 in front of 30,413 fans at RFK Stadium. Earnie Stewart, the current Sporting Director of U.S. Soccer, started the match for the Yanks. He made way for then-20-year-old Landon Donovan at the half.
The first time that the teams met was in the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris. The U.S. lost 3-0 to Uruguay, but it was just the fourth-ever USMNT match.
The last time that the USMNT played at Busch Stadium was in 2015. The Yanks dominated St. Vincent and the Grenadines, 6-1 in front of 43,433 fans. A few months ago the U.S. Women’s National Team played there and beat New Zealand, 5-0. The 35,761 fans in attendance were good enough for the third-largest standalone domestic crowd in USWNT history.
The U.S. will be without a few key players tonight. John Brooks, Sean Johnson, Weston McKennie, Alfredo Morales, Christian Pulisic and Zack Steffen all left camp and returned to their respective club teams. Brooks and Morales were both injured, while McKennie, Pulisic and Steffen played the full 90 minutes against Mexico. Johnson did not dress, and was unlikely to dress tonight as well if Steffen had stayed in camp.
The USMNT is looking to end a two-match losing streak. Both losses came against Mexico. That ties the longest losing streak in Gregg Berhalter’s young tenure at helm. He lost against Jamaica and Venezuela before the Gold Cup.
Expect the U.S. to continue to attempt to build out from the back and play possession style. Berhalter has stuck with this philosophy since he took charge, and his team has struggled to adapt to it so far. The Yanks will likely struggle again tonight against a much better opponent in Uruguay.
Defenders (8): 20-Reggie Cannon (FC Dallas; 7/0), 18-Sergiño Dest (Ajax/NED; 1/0), 2-Nick Lima (San Jose Earthquakes; 7/0), 3-Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls; 12/2), 16-Daniel Lovitz (Montreal Impact/CAN; 9/0),) 13-Tim Ream (Fulham/ENG; 35/1), 22-Miles Robinson (Atlanta United FC; 1/0), 4-Walker Zimmerman (LAFC; 11/2).
Midfielders (5): 17-Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy; 10/2), 24-Paxton Pomykal (FC Dallas; 0/0), 7-Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders FC; 15/0), 6-Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew SC; 20/0), 14-Jackson Yueill (San Jose Earthquakes; 2/0).
Forwards (5): 27-Corey Baird (Real Salt Lake; 3/0), 21-Tyler Boyd (Besiktas/TUR; 6/2), 11-Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders FC; 34/5), 19-Josh Sargent (Werder Bremen/GER; 8/2), 9-Gyasi Zardes (Columbus Crew SC; 52/10).
Goalkeepers (2): Martīn Campaña (Independiente/ARG; 3/0), Fernando Muslera (Galatasaray/TUR; 113/0).
Defenders (8): Martín Caceres (Fiorentina/ITA; 94/4), Sebastián Coates (Sporting Lisbon/POR; 36/1), José Giménez (Atlético Madrid/ESP; 55/8), Giovanni González (Peñarol; 5/0), Diego Laxalt (Torino/ITA; 20/0), Marcelo Saracchi (RB Leipzig/GER; 4/0), Gastón Silva (Independiente/ARG; 19/0), Matías Viña (Nacional; 1/0).
Midfielders (7): Rodrigo Bentancur (Juventus/ITA; 24/0), Giorgian De Arrascaeta (Flamengo/BRA; 24/3), Brian Lozano (Santos Laguna/MEX; 3/0), Nahitan Nández (Cagliari/ITA; 28/0), Lucas Torreira (Arsenal/ENG; 20/0), Federico Valverde (Real Madrid/ESP; 15/2), Matías Vecino (Inter Milan/ITA; 36/3).
Forwards (5): Maxi Gómez (Valencia/ESP; 13/2), Darwin Nuñez (Almeria/ESP; 0/0), Cristhian Stuani (Girona/ESP; 49/8), Brian Rodriguez (LAFC/USA; 1/0), Jonathan Rodriguez (Cruz Azul/MEX; 17/3).
How to Watch
Match Time: 8 p.m. ET.
Venue: Busch Stadium — St. Louis, MO.
TV: FOX Sports 1, Univision, TUDN.
Streaming: FOX Sports GO, Univision NOW, TUDN En Vivo.
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