Concacaf Nations League: USA vs. El Salvador

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El Salvador vs. USMNT
2022-23 Concacaf Nations League Group Stage Match No. 2
June 14, 2022
Estadio Cuscatlán; San Salvador, El Salvador
Pre-Game Coverage: 9:30 p.m. ET on FS1
Kickoff: 10 p.m. ET on FS1, Univision, TUDN
Social Media: @USMNT on Twitter and Instagram; U.S. Soccer on Facebook , The U.S. Soccer App

Tonight’s USMNT Starting XI at El Salvador: 18-Ethan Horvath, 4-Tyler Adams, 5-Antonee Robinson, 6-Yunus Musah, 10-Christian Pulisic, 11-Brenden Aaronson, 15-Aaron Long, 19-Haji Wright, 20-Cameron Carter-Vickers, 21-Tim Weah, 22-Reggie Cannon

 

Substitutes: 1-Matt Turner, 12-Sean Johnson, 2-DeAndre Yedlin, 3-Erik Palmer-Brown, 7-Paul Arriola, 8-Weston McKennie, 9-Jesús Ferreira, 13-Jordan Morris, 14-Luca de la Torre, 16-Joe Scally, 17-Cristian Roldan, 23-Kellyn Acosta

 

GAME NOTES | FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT El SALVADOR

  • USMNT Starting XI Cap Numbers (including this match): Christian Pulisic (51), Tyler Adams (30), Antonee Robinson (29), Reggie Cannon (27), Aaron Long (27), Tim Weah (25), Brenden Aaronson (22), Yunus Musah (19), Cameron Carter-Vickers (11), Ethan Horvath (8), Haji Wright (1)
  • USMNT Starting XI Cap Numbers in official competition (including this match): Christian Pulisic (37), Reggie Cannon (16), Antonee Robinson (16), Tyler Adams (15), Brenden Aaronson (14), Aaron Long (12), Tim Weah (11), Yunus Musah (11), Cameron Carter-Vickers (2), Ethan Horvath (2), Haji Wright (1)
  • USMNT Starting XI Cap Numbers in Concacaf Nations League (including this match): Reggie Cannon (6), Aaron Long (5), Christian Pulisic (5), Brenden Aaronson (3), Antonee Robinson (3), Tyler Adams (2), Cameron Carter-Vickers (2), Ethan Horvath (2), Tim Weah (2), Yunus Musah (1), Haji Wright (1)
  • Tonight’s Starting XI has an average age of 24 years, 26 days.
  • The USMNT lineup averages 22 caps and 11 appearances in official competition.
  • Gregg Berhalter makes seven changes to the USMNT lineup that started Friday’s CNL opener against Grenada, with the back line of Reggie Cannon, Cameron Carter-Vickers, Aaron Long, and Antonee Robinson as the holdovers.
  • Goalkeeper Ethan Horvath earns his first appearance since backstopping the USA to a 4-0 win in the friendly against Costa Rica on June 9, 2021 in Sandy, Utah. It is also Horvath’s second appearance in official competition after his heroic substitute appearance in the Nations League Final win against Mexico on June 6, 2021 in Denver.
  • Forward Haji Wright earns his first start, first cap in official competition and first away appearance for the USMNT tonight.
  • Christian Pulisic captains the side for the 10th time tonight. Pulisic (23.74) is the second-youngest player during the modern era (1990-present) to captain the USMNT 10 times, following only Tony Meola (23.18) who did so on April 29, 1992 at the Republic of Ireland.

Youngest to Captain USMNT 10 Times (Modern Era)

Player

Date/Opponent

Age at 10th Captaincy

Cap No.

Tony Meola

April 29, 1992 at Ireland

23.18

45

Christian Pulisic

June 14, 2022 at El Salvador

23.74

51

Peter Vermes

June 1, 1991 vs. Ireland

24.53

35

Landon Donovan

March 28, 2007 vs. Guatemala

25.07

88

Claudio Reyna

June 11, 2000 vs. Mexico

26.89

74

 

  • Aaron Long becomes the only player to start each of the USA’s four matches during the June window.
  • The goal scorer in the 1-0 WCQ win against El Salvador on Jan. 27, left back Antonee Robinson continues his run as the only player to appear in all 10 matches during 2022.
  • Three starters appeared in the USA’s last visit to El Salvador, a 0-0 draw to open 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifying on Sept. 2, 2021. Brenden Aaronson and Tyler Adams started the match and Antonee Robinson came off the bench in the 64th minute.
  • Five starters took part in the 1-0 home qualifying win against El Salvador played Jan. 27 in Columbus, Ohio. Antonee Robinson, who scored the lone goal in the match, as well as Tyler Adams, Christian Pulisic and Tim Weah all started, while Brenden Aaronson replaced Pulisic in the 65th minute.
  • With teams limited to dressing 23 players, defenders George Bello, Walker Zimmerman, and midfielder Malik Tillman are not part of tonight’s matchday squad. Teams are allowed to make five substitutions during three different moments.
  • The USA is 19-1-6 all-time against El Salvador, holds a 12-0-4 advantage in matches played in official competition and is 2-1-4 in away matches against Los Cuscatlecos.
  • A win tonight would guarantee the USA a top-two finish in in Nations League A, Group D and in turn clinch a berth for the USMNT in the 2023 Concacaf Gold Cup.
  • Cesar Ramos of Mexico is the referee for tonight’s match. The USMNT is 3-3-2 in matches officiated by Ramos, the most recent of which was the away World Cup qualifier at Canada on Jan. 30, 2022.

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