The United States men’s national team are one step away from the Gold Cup final, but first get past traditional Concacaf powerhouses Qatar. All joking aside, the AFC invitees of the tournament are making some noise despite not being very well-known quantities. If you’re like me and have no idea what this Qatar team is about, I highly recommend reading my brilliant colleague Brendan’s scouting piece on them.
No matter the anonymity of the opposition, it seems clear that this will be the toughest test of the tournament so far for Gregg Berhalter’s side of first-team hopefuls. While they’ve struggled to find the back of the net since putting six past Martinique in the group stage, they’ve performed at a high defensive level with Miles Robinson’s elite 1-vs-1 skills and Matt Turner’s commanding presence.
There are many lineup questions for Berhalter to answer ahead of this one. All eyes will be on his choice to lead the line. Daryl Dike’s form has tailed off a bit, unable to take advantage of being handed the keys to the attack. Will he get another chance or could Gyasi Zardes re-enter the fold from the start? Could they go back to the three-at-the-back look?
We have many questions and now’s the time to get some answers.
United States lineup:
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Advertised Kick-off Time: 7:30 p.m. Eastern, 4:30 p.m. Pacific
Venue: Q2 Stadium; Austin, TX
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