International Friendly: USA vs. Japan

Japan vs. USMNT
International pleasant
September 23, 2022
Düsseldorf Arena, Düsseldorf, Germany
Pre-Game Coverage: 8 a.m. ET on ESPN2, ESPN+; 8:20 am ET on UniMás, TUDN
Kickoff: 8:26 am ET on ESPN2, ESPN+, UniMás, TUDN
Social Media: @USMNT on Twitter and Instagram; US Soccer on Facebook The US Soccer App

Today’s USMNT Starting XI vs. Japan: 1-Matt Turner, 2-Sergiño Dest, 3-Walker Zimmerman (capt.), 4-Tyler Adams, 5-Aaron Long, 6-Sam Vines, 8-Weston McKennie, 9-Jesús Ferreira, 11-Brenden Aaronson, 14 -Luca de la Torre, 21-Gio Reyna

Substitutes: 18-Ethan Horvath, 25-Sean Johnson, 7-Paul Arriola, 12-Erik Palmer-Brown, 13-Jordan Morris, 15-Johnny Cardoso, 16-Mark McKenzie, 17-Malik Tillman, 19-Ricardo Pepi, 20 -Reggie Cannon, 22-DeAndre Yedlin, 23-Kellyn Acosta, 24-Josh Sargent, 26-Joe Scally


  • USMNT Starting XI Cap Numbers (together with this match): Weston McKennie (36), Walker Zimmerman (32), Tyler Adams (31), Aaron Long (28), Brenden Aaronson (23), Matt Turner (19), Sergiño Dest ( 18), Jesús Ferreira (14), Gio Reyna (13), Luca de la Torre (12), Sam Vines (9)
  • Today’s Starting XI has a mean age of 24 years, 143 days and a mean cap variety of 20.
  • Forward Gio Reyna makes his first worldwide begin in additional than a yr, final doing so within the 0-0 draw at El Salvador to open 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifying on Sept. 2, 2021. Reyna dons the quantity 21 shirt at this time, the identical quantity his father Claudio wore a complete of 42 instances for the USMNT, together with on the 1998 FIFA World Cup.
  • Defender Sam Vines makes his first USMNT look for the reason that Concacaf Gold Cup Final in opposition to Mexico on Aug. 1, 2021, and earns his first begin for the reason that semifinal in opposition to Qatar on July 29, 2021. Thanks to that look in opposition to this yr’s World Cup hosts, Vines is the one USMNT starter that has performed in opposition to opposition from the Asian Football Confederation.
  • After lacking each the March and June worldwide home windows, defender Sergiño Dest makes his first look for the reason that Jan. 30 World Cup Qualifying match at Canada.
  • Walker Zimmerman captains the aspect for the sixth time at this time.
  • Tyler Adams, Luca de la Torre and Weston McKennie began collectively in midfield for the primary time at this time.
  • The ahead line of Brenden Aaronson, Jesús Ferreira and Gio Reyna additionally began collectively for the primary time at this time.
  • Jesús Ferreira leads all USMNT gamers with 5 objectives in eight matches throughout 2022.
  • Aaron Long and Walker Zimmerman accomplice in central protection for the tenth time. The USMNT is 7-1-1 when the veteran duo pairs collectively on the again line.
  • Three starters have represented golf equipment right here in Germany. Gio Reyna has performed for Borussia Dortmund since 2019, Weston McKennie lined up for Schalke from 2017-2020 and Tyler Adams represented RB Leipzig from 2019-2022.
  • Should he enter the match tonight, midfielder Kellyn Acosta will seem in opposition to the nation of his father and grandmother’s start.
  • Christian Pulisic is off at this time’s roster due to a knock he took in coaching earlier this week. He will probably be evaluated day-to-day for his availability to play in opposition to Saudi Arabia on Sept. 27 in Murcia, Spain.
  • The USMNT will gown 25 gamers, whereas Japan will gown 26 for at this time’s sport. Six substitutions are allowed in three completely different moments. Halftime doesn’t depend as a substitution second.
  • The USMNT is 1-1-0 all-time in opposition to Japan. The Samurai Blue received the primary assembly, a 3-1 victory on March 14, 1993 in Tokyo. The USA received the final assembly, incomes a 3-2 end result on Feb. 10, 2006 in San Francisco.
  • The USMNT is 36-9-9 in 54 matches beneath Gregg Berhalter.
  • Today’s match marks the workforce’s third impartial website pleasant beneath Berhalter. The USA earned a 6-2 win in opposition to Panama on Nov. 16, 2020, and a 4-1 win in opposition to Jamaica on March 25, 2021. Both matches had been performed in Wiener Neustadt, Austria.
  • Felix Zwayer of Germany is the referee for tonight’s match. This is the primary time he has officiated a USMNT match.

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