The United States men’s national team take the field one last time before the 2022 FIFA World Cup kicks off in November. A trip to Spain to take on Saudi Arabia will be Gregg Berhalter’s last chance to see his side in action together before making his final roster decisions.
After a brutal performance against Japan last week, the U.S. will be hoping for more promising results from both an individual and team perspective in this final tune-up.
One area of considerable worry brought on by the tough match in Dusseldorf is how the team handles a high press. Both the backline and midfield struggled mightily to combat Japan’s suffocating tactics which saw the U.S. constantly turn the ball over in dangerous areas. You can bet all three of the USA’s World Cup group opponents will have taken notice of that trend and be aiming to take advantage. Can Berhalter implement the changes necessary to help deal with pressure more efficiently?
These final 90 minutes should offer up some sort of answers when it comes to what the final roster for Qatar will look like. It most certainly will kick the narrative machine into overdrive between now and November 21 when they kickoff their World Cup against Wales.
United States lineup:
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Saudi Arabia lineup:
How to Watch
Advertised Kick-off Time: 2:00p.m. Eastern, 11:00a.m. Pacific
Venue: Estadio Nueva Condomina; Murcia, Spain
Available TV: FS1, UniMas, TUDN
Available Streaming: fuboTV (free trial), FOX Sports GO (App)
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