The United States men’s national team begins its inaugural CONACAF Nations League campaign against Cuba at Washington, D.C.’s Audi Field. Manager Gregg Berhalter will attempt to lead his squad through League A’s Group A to earn a spot in the competition’s semifinals and the 2021 Gold Cup. Canada, Tuesday’s opponent, currently tops the three-team group with six points from two matches.
The American roster originally included 26 players, but striker Jozy Altidore withdrew with an injury and was not replaced. There is a healthy mix of mainstays and relative newcomers available for selection, with the veterans likely being held back in anticipation of Tuesday’s match. Young stars Weston McKennie and Christian Pulisic earned call-ups and should feature heavily; Jackson Yueill, Miles Robinson (who replaced Walker Zimmerman), and Brenden Aaronson are looking to establish a place in the pool heading into the 2022 World Cup qualification campaign. Striker Josh Sargent was announced as a starter well in advance of the match.
Cuba desperately needs a massive result, and will be eliminated with a loss or draw. Manager Raúl Mederos selected a 21-player roster featuring Luis Paradela (Reno 1868) and Aricheel Hernandez (Independiente). The Leones del Caribe put forth a strong Nations League qualification campaign to earn a place in League A, but have limped to a 1-6-0 record this year.
United States lineup:
Back in competition. Here we go!— U.S. Soccer MNT (@USMNT) October 11, 2019
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How to Watch
Advertised Kick-off Time: 7:00 p.m. Eastern, 4:00 p.m. Pacific
Venue: Audi Field – Washington, D.C.
Available TV: Fox Sports 1 (English), UniMás (Spanish), TUDN (Spanish)
Available Streaming: FoxSportsGo (App/Website), TUDN (App/Website), FuboTV (Free Trial)
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