After dispatching Cuba on Friday, Jurgen Klinsmann made wholesale changes to his roster over the weekend for the final friendly against New Zealand before the final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying begins in November.
What will surely be an experimental lineup will hope to finish October with a perfect 2-0 record in warm-up friendlies before the Hex begins in Columbus against bitter rivals Mexico. While we won’t see a first-choice lineup, it should still be an interesting match to watch with many old faces back in the fold looking to prove their worth for the future.
Players like Terrence Boyd, Juan Agudelo, and Bill Hamid are back after lengthy absences for various reasons. Each will be hoping to make a big impact to improve their chances at playing time as World Cup qualifying continues on.
It’ll be exactly a month until the much-anticipated match against Mexico kicks off. There will be lessons learned against the Kiwis, but without a full-strength team available to pick from it’ll be hard to judge the overall readiness of the team heading into the Hex.
How to Watch
Kickoff Time: 8:00 p.m. ET, 5:00 p.m. PT
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