USA vs. Guyana: Beginning Lineup & Roster for Gold Cup Opener

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Head coach Gregg Berhalter of United States shakes arms with Michael Bradley #Four as he checks out of the worldwide pleasant towards the Panama at State Farm Stadium on January 27, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona.

The USMNT regarded to have turned a nook at the start of the calendar 12 months. Three wins by a mixed six targets over Panama, Costa Rica and Ecuador regarded to provide new head coach Gregg Berhalter momentum heading into Gold Cup motion this week.

Nonetheless, consecutive embarrassments to Jamaica and Venezuela, the latter by three targets in Cincinnati, have the younger staff reeling heading into tonight’s match opener versus Guyana (10 p.m. EST, FS1). The U.S. at the moment ranks No. 30 on the planet, whereas the roster has a mean age of 25 and a half years.

Berhalter made a minor change to the roster earlier than heading to Allianz Area in Minneapolis, in keeping with USA Soccer.

5 days after the official submission, defender Tyler Adams was pressured to withdraw and was changed by defender Reggie Cannon. On June 15, midfielder Duane Holmes additionally withdrew and was changed by Djordje Mihailovic.

Each are relative newcomers, which is one thing that Berhalter is aware of he has to get used to together with his staff.

“I feel it is a nice course of for this group to undergo,” he stated to MLS.com Monday. “In coaching immediately there was slightly little bit of nerves, as a result of we’ve the primary sport, we’ve been constructing this up. It’s nice that we get to expertise this collectively.”

USA vs. Guyana Probabilities & Predictions

Guyana is a small South American nation that that ranks effectively outdoors the top-100 on the planet, in keeping with Stars and Stripes FC.

Guyana is at the moment tied with Bermuda at 175 within the FIFA World Rankings and is ranked 166 within the ELO scores. The Golden Jaguars have performed three matches in 2019: a 2-1 win towards Belize in the course of the CONCACAF Nations League on March 23, a 1-Zero pleasant loss to Bermuda on June 6, and a 3-1 pleasant loss towards Haiti on June 1.

The People usually beat groups similar to Haiti and Bermuda, so the very fact the Guyanans struggled towards them bodes effectively for tonight. As well as, the guests actually solely have one attacker to fret about in Emery Welshman. The Cincinnati FC ahead has scored seven targets in 9 worldwide appearances.

That is the primary assembly between the 2 golf equipment. The truth that the U.S. assault will characteristic new star Christian Pulisic and older ones in Jozy Altidore might be sufficient for this to be a snug win. The decide right here is 4-1.

Projected Beginning XI for U.S. Males vs. Guyana

USMNT Roster for Gold Cup

NUMBERPLAYER
1GK Zach Steffen
2D Nick Lima
3D Omar Gonzalez
4M Michael Bradley
5D Walker Zimmerman
6M Wil Trapp
7F Paul Arriola
8M Weston McKennie
9F Gyasi Zardes
10M Christian Pulisic
11F Jordan Morris
12GK Sean Johnson
13D Tim Ream
15M Cristian Roldan
16D Daniel Lovitz
17F Jozy Altidore
18F Jonathan Lewis
19D Matt Miazga
20M Duane Holmes
21F Tyler Boyd
22GK Tyler Miller
23D Aaron Lengthy
TBDD Reggie Cannon