International Friendly: USA vs. Serbia

USMNT vs. Serbia
International Friendlies
January 25, 2023
BMO Stadium; Los Angeles, Calif.
Kickoff: 10:07 pm ET on HBO Max, UNIVERSO, Peacock & Telemundo App
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Tonight’s USMNT Starting XI vs. Serbia: 24-Gaga Slonina, 2-Julian Gressel, 3-Walker Zimmerman (capt.), 5-Jonathan Gómez, 8-Brandon Vazquez, 10-Paxton Pomykal, 14-Alan Soñora, 17-Alex Zendejas, 20-Cade Cowell, 21 -Aidan Morris, 22-Jalen Neal

Substitutes: 1-Sean Johnson, 4-DeJuan Jones 6-Paxten Aaronson, 7-Paul Arriola, 9-Jesús Ferreira, 11-Emmanuel Sabbi, 12-John Tolkin, 13-Matthew Hoppe, 15-Aaron Long, 16-Sam Rogers , 19-Eryk Williamson, 23-Kellyn Acosta


  • USMNT Starting XI Cap Numbers (together with this match): Walker Zimmerman (38), Cade Cowell (2), Jonathan Gómez (2), Paxton Pomykal (2), Julian Gressel (1), Aidan Morris (1), Jalen Neal ( 1), Gaga Slonina (1), Alan Soñora (1), Brandon Vazquez (1), Alex Zendejas (1)
  • Today’s USMNT Starting XI has a median age of 23 years, 18 days and averages 4 caps general.
  • Nine of the 11 starters are age 24 or youthful: Alan Soñora, Brandon Vazquez and Alex Zendejas (24); Paxton Pomykal (23); Aidan Morris (21), Cade Cowell, Jonathan Gómez and Jalen Neal (19); Gaga Slonina (18).
  • Seven starters earn their senior staff debuts – essentially the most first caps in a USMNT Starting XI since 9 gamers debuted in a pleasant match towards Guatemala on January 10, 1988.
  • At 18 years, 255 days, Gaga Slonina will grow to be the youngest goalkeeper to play for the USMNT, beating out Tony Meola who made his debut at 19 years, 106 days on June 7, 1988 vs. Ecuador.
  • Two of the three starters with caps earned their USMNT debuts at Dignity Health Sports Park. Both Cade Cowell and Jonathan Gómez got here off the bench to assist the USA earn a 1-0 win towards Bosnia and Herzegovina on Dec. 18, 2021.
  • Seven starters are twin nationals: Cowell, Gómez, Vázquez and Zendejas (USA & Mexico); Gressel (USA & Germany), Soñora (USA & Argentina), Slonina (USA & Poland)
  • The lone World Cup veteran within the Starting XI, heart again Walker Zimmerman captains the USMNT for the seventh time tonight.
  • Three starters are internationally primarily based: Gaga Slonina (Chelsea/ENG) Jonathan Gómez (Real Sociedad/ESP) and Alex Zendejas (Club América/MEX). Midfielder Alan Soñora most lately performed for Argentine facet Independiente however is presently unattached to a membership.
  • The seven remaining gamers are primarily based in MLS: Cade Cowell (San Jose Earthquakes), Julian Gressel (Vancouver Whitecaps), Aidan Morris (Columbus Crew), Jalen Neal (LA Galaxy), Paxton Pomykal (FC Dallas), Brandon Vazquez (FC Cincinnati ) and Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC).
  • Born in Ciudad Juarez, Alex Zendejas follows Martin Vasquez and William Yarbrough because the third participant born in Mexico to signify the USMNT through the staff’s trendy period (1990-present). Zendejas now calls El Paso, Texas his hometown.
  • Should Paxten Aaronson come off the bench tonight, he and older brother Brenden Aaronson would grow to be the eighth set of brothers to earn appearances for the USMNT and the primary pair to do it since Pedro and John DeBrito, who earned their debuts in 1983 and 1991, respectively.
  • With the USMNT dressing 23 gamers tonight, goalkeeper Roman Celentano is a wholesome scratch from the gameday squad. Six substitutions are allowed in six completely different moments. Halftime doesn’t depend as a substitution second.
  • The USMNT is 0-2-1 all-time towards Serbia. The groups final performed to a 0-0 draw on Jan. 29, 2017 in San Diego.
  • Daneon Parchment of Jamaica is the referee for at this time’s match. He beforehand officiated the 1-1 draw with Chile on March 26, 2019 in Houston, the 2-0 loss to Canada in Concacaf Nations League play on Oct. 15, 2019 in Toronto and the 2-1 win towards Costa Rica in World Cup Qualifying on Oct. 13, 2021 in Columbus.

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