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US Men In World Cup 2022

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The US Men's National Team closde out Group B with a win 1-0 over Iran.  Hershey's Christian Pulisic knocked in a Sergio Dest header in the 38th minutes for the winning tally.  It was the US's second clean sheet in this year's tournament and helped them claim the second spot in their group advancing them to the knock-out stages.

The US play Netherlands on Saturday, December 3 at 10:00 AM in a pairing of the Group A winner vs the Group B runner-up.  Both teams enter the match undefeated; the Netherlands with 2 wins and a draw while the US with 1 win and 2 draws.

Moving forward in the competition, the US  will need to win to advance.  Games tied at the end of regulation will move to overtime.  If the game is tied at the end of the two overtime periods then the outcome will be settle via kicks from the mark.

GAME NOTES: 

  • The USMNT is now 1-1-1 all-time against Iran.  
  • Tonight’s USMNT Starting XI has an average age of 24 years, 321 days. It is the youngest lineup at the 2022 FIFA World Cup thus far and the fourth youngest in USMNT history at the tournament, coming in behind the team’s three Starting XIs at the 1990 World Cup: vs. Italy (24 years, 49 days), vs. Austria (24 years, 53 days), vs. Czechoslovakia (24 years, 78 days) 
  • The shutouts of Iran and England mark just the second time the USMNT has recorded two clean sheets at the same World Cup. The team last recorded two shutouts during the inaugural 1930 FIFA World Cup with 3-0 wins against Belgium and Paraguay.  
  • Through Tuesday’s early matches, the USMNT has started the three youngest lineups at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
  • Christian Pulisic recorded his 22nd career international goal and Sergiño Dest registered his third international assist.  
  • U.S. head coach Gregg Berhalter made two changes to the lineup that faced England in the USA’s second group match, inserting defender Cameron Carter-Vickers for Walker Zimmerman and forward Josh Sargent for Haji Wright. With Carter-Vickers’ inclusion, the USA’s total number of World Cup debuts at Qatar 2022 moves to 18 – a team record for one World Cup. 
  • Nine players make their third consecutive start while Sargent returned to the lineup after starting the tournament opener against Wales. 
  • Midfielder Yunus Musah, who turned 20 today, became the first USMNT player to appear in a World Cup match on their birthday. Twenty-seven different USMNT players have appeared in a match on their birthday, covering 28 different instances – Eric Wynalda twice played on his birthday. 
  • Musah, who debuted for the USA at age 17 in November 2020, set team records with 20 starts and 1,578 minutes played as a teenager and equaled the record of 21 caps that Jozy Altidore and Christian Pulisic achieved during their teenage years. 
  • Tyler Adams captained the USMNT for the 12th time tonight. The team is now 5-1-6 when he wears the armband. 
  • For the first time in USMNT World Cup history, all 11 starters featured for European clubs. Club distribution: England (6), Italy (2), France (1), Scotland (1) Spain (1) 
  • CAUTION WATCH: Kellyn Acosta, Tyler Adams, Sergiño Dest, Weston McKennie and Tim Ream all carry yellow cards into the Round of 16 match against the Netherlands.  
  • Gregg Berhalter is 37-10-12 in 59 matches as USMNT head coach.  

Keep track of all the action on US Soccer's World Cup Hub.

From Sunday's opening game through the final match when the cup is lifted, including the three US Men's Group B matches, Fox Sports will broadcast every match.  From early morning through mid-afternoon you don't have to miss any of the action!

 
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