The day is finally here. The United States and Argentina square off for a place in the Copa America Centenario final. Houston will be rocking tonight as NRG Stadium is officially sold out. Apparently people want to watch their national team in one of the most important matches in their history. Also there's that Lionel Messi guy who's pretty good at selling tickets.
Argentina are heavy favorites, but being underdogs is nothing new for the USA. Can they overcome the odds once again and make it to the Copa final? The next 90 minutes (and possibly penalties) will decide that. Even with a loss the U.S. will play on in the third-place match this weekend, but no one wants to think about that possibility when there's a much bigger prize at stake.
Jurgen Klinsmann has been forced into several changes with Alejandro Bedoya, Bobby Wood, and Jermaine Jones all suspended for the match. DeAndre Yedlin enters for Besler while Fabian Johnson shifts back to left back. Graham Zusi enters for Bedoya. Kyle Beckerman replaces Jones, and Chris Wondolowski takes Wood's spot. It's a lineup.
Tonight's semifinal is scheduled to kick off at 9:00 p.m. ET and will be broadcast in English on Fox Sports 1 and in Spanish on Univision.
United States Lineup: Brad Guzan; DeAndre Yedlin, Geoff Cameron, John Brooks, Fabian Johnson; Kyle Beckerman, Michael Bradley, Graham Zusi, Gyasi Zardes; Clint Dempsey, Chris Wondolowski
Argentina Lineup: Sergio Romero; Gabriel Mercado, Nicolas Otamendi, Ramiro Funes Mori, Marcos Rojo; Augusto Fernandez, Javier Mascherano, Ever Banega; Lionel Messi, Gonzalo Higuain, Ezequiel Lavezzi