The stakes are much lower, but there is a chance for some payback. The United States takes on Trinidad and Tobago at FirstEnergy Stadium (Cleveland, Ohio) in its second Group D match at the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup. It is the first meeting between these two sides since the infamous World Cup qualification failure in Couva on October 10, 2017.
The USMNT comfortably took down Guyana in the first Gold Cup match, 4-0, with a strong two-goal performance from debutante Tyler Boyd. Despite the victory, there is still a noticeable emptiness in the midfield due to the absence of Tyler Adams (as observed by Adnan Ilyas), along with a few other key injuries. This weakened squad has its work cut out for it, with the opponents getting progressively more challenging as the tournament continues.
Gyasi Zardes once again gets the start at striker, with Jozy Altidore on the bench. Manager Gregg Berhalter is utilizing the same back line as the opening match, with Aaron Long and Walker Zimmerman at center back and Nick Lima and Tim Ream at full back. Goalkeeper Zack Steffen is representing the team as captain.
Trinidad and Tobago finds itself behind the eight ball, with an opening 2-0 loss to Panama. This is very close to a must win (or at the very least, must draw) match for the Soca Warriors. Dennis Lawrence will have to rouse a strong performance from attacker Levi Garcia or else T&T’s tournament run will have ended before it had a chance to begin.
United States lineup:
We're R E A D Y‼️— U.S. Soccer MNT (@USMNT) June 22, 2019
Here is your #GoldCup2019 starting XI to take on !
Lineup Notes : https://t.co/fE5NRywPNJ pic.twitter.com/nbW6C8G0Sx
Trinidad and Tobago lineup:
Here is your T&T starting lineup pic.twitter.com/QDOmcAS9Ac— Aekprr Acdeellnv (@MyDarkBikeRide) June 22, 2019
How to Watch
Advertised Kick-off Time: 8:00 p.m. Eastern, 5:00 p.m. Pacific
Venue: FirstEnergy Stadium - Cleveland, Ohio
Available TV: FS1 (English), Univision (Spanish), Univision Deportes (Spanish)
Available Streaming: Fox Sports Go (App/Website), Univision (App/Website), FuboTV (Free trial)
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