The second game of the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying tournament kicks off tonight as the United States U-23's take on Cuba. This will likely be the most favorable match up the Americans come up against in this tournament. After defeating Canada in the first game, the U.S. are in the driver's seat for a trip to the all-important semifinals.
Jordan Morris was the attacking star on Thursday night, scoring a pair of goals in the 3-1 win. Can he keep it up and lift his side to victory once again? We're about to find out.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="de" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/USMNT?src=hash">#USMNT</a> U-23s: Steffen; Polster, Miazga, Carter-Vickers, Okwuonu; Gil, Trapp, Hyndman, Pelosi; Morris, Kiesewetter</p>— Kyle McCarthy (@kylejmccarthy) <a href="https://twitter.com/kylejmccarthy/status/650399337227268096">October 3, 2015</a></blockquote>
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Andi Herzog makes three changes to the side that beat Canada. Marc Pelosi and Luis Gil enter the midfield for Gedion Zelalem and Fatai Alashe, while Boyd Okwuonu replaces Dillon Serna on the back line. The most talked about switch will likely be Zelalem's. He was rather invisible in his 55 minutes on Thursday, perhaps he's getting a rest with such a short turnaround. I presume he'll get another chance to impress later in this tournament.
TBA. Still trying to find 11 players.
How to Watch
Who: USA U-23's vs. Cuba U-23's
Where: Sporting Park, Kansas City, KS
When: Saturday, October 3, 5 p.m. ET