The United States men’s national team concludes their October schedule tonight with a friendly against (checks Google) Peru. The U.S. is coming off a disappointing performance and result against Colombia last week.
This could very well be the last game in charge for interim manager Dave Sarachan. Reports have indicated that U.S. Soccer is aiming to announce a permanent manager by November 1st with all signs pointing to the Columbus Crew’s Gregg Berhalter as the favorite for the post.
(Checks Google again) Peru are a very good team who are coming off their fifth appearance at a World Cup, in which they were eliminated in the Group Stage, losing to Denmark, eventual champions France, before beating Australia.
FIFA thinks this is about as even of a match-up as possible with Peru (21) sitting just one spot above the USMNT (22) in their latest rankings.
The bright spots were few and far between against Colombia. Who will step up tonight and show that they belong in the team’s long-term plans?
United States lineup:
Almost that time! Introducing your #USMNT starting XI for #USAvPER.— U.S. Soccer MNT (@ussoccer_mnt) October 16, 2018
Lineup notes, presented by @VolpiFoods1902 » https://t.co/yzHOHQ1u9T pic.twitter.com/bVUSJQTwfE
Peru's lineup tonight. Gareca mixes things up, resting Cueva, Carrillo, Trauco, Yotun, Gallese and Santamaria. All 6 started in win vs. Chile. Still some good challenges for USMNT. Flores a good test for Cannon, Advincula+Polo will challenge Sweat. Ruidiaz a handful for Long-CCV pic.twitter.com/0vGq4OcDir— Ives Galarcep (@SoccerByIves) October 16, 2018
How to Watch
Advertised Kickoff Time: 8:00 p.m. ET, 5:00 p.m. PT
Venue: Rentschler Field; East Hartford, Conn.
Available TV: ESPN2, Univision and Univision Deportes
Available Streaming: fuboTV (Free Trial), WATCH ESPN, Univision NOW
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