Calendar (Paris time), in group B
November 21: USA v Wales at Ahmed-Ben-Ali Stadium (8pm, TF1, BeIN Sports 1)
November 25: England v USA at Al-Bayed Stadium (8pm, TF1, BeIN Sports 1)
November 29: Iran v USA at Al-Tumama Stadium (8pm, BeIN Game 2)
Their Nickname(s): Some call the American selection The Yanks, Others Stars and Stripes, or simply Team USA. The second name apparently refers to the American flag, which consists of white stars and red and white stripes on a blue background.
Group of 26:
Defenders: Ethan Horvath, Sean Johnson, Matt Turner.
Defenders: Cameron Carter-Vickers, Sergino Test, Aaron Long, Shaq Moore, Tim Ream, Anthony Robinson, Joe Scally, DeAndre Yedlin, Walker Zimmerman.
Environments: Brendan Aaronson, Kellin Acosta, Tyler Adams, Luca De La Torre, Weston McKenney, Yunus Musa, Christian Roldan.
Forward: Jesus Ferreira, Jordan Morris, Christian Pulisic, Giovanni Reyna, Josh Sargent, Timothy Wee, Haji Wright.
Better Qatar than ever. USA will be playing in its 10th final. They missed just one edition from the competition between 1954 and 1990… in 2018 in Russia. During their last two participations in 2010 and 2014, they reached 8There are Final. Their best result was 1930 – the year of the first World Cup – when they reached the semi-finals.
Coach: Greg Berhalter, 49 years. A former international, he coached the Swedish team at Hammarby and Columbus Crew (Ohio) before joining the selection in 2018. If his appointment was controversial, his brother Jay Berhalter was the business director of U.S. Soccer, so the results so far have been the most positive of his tenure.
After losing their first Gold Cup final against Mexico in 2019, they got revenge against the same team in 2021 (eventually winning 1-0) and also won the first edition of the Confederations League of Nations in North America, Central America. and the Caribbean (CONCACAF) that year (3-2, again against Mexico). This is his first World Cup as a coach, but he was a player in the 2002 and 2006 editions.
A brief note from Cabinet Le Monde
Strong points. Fourteen days later the Americans qualified for the Concacaf zone in third place behind Canada and Mexico. Their failure to qualify for the last World Cup was the start of a new era for them: Since his arrival, Greg Berhalder has reinvigorated the US staff by recruiting several players with international backgrounds.
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The team can rely on talented young players like its star Christian Pulisic (Chelsea) – a Croatian national who moved to Germany at the age of 17 – Tyler Adams (23 , already passed Leipzig and now at Leeds). Or Weston McKenney, the Juventus midfielder (who started soccer in Germany following the move of his father, an officer in the US Air Force).
weak points. There is no real center in the American selection, with many players being rotated around unable to impose themselves. Conclusion: Lack of coordination in attack seen during the two friendlies played at the end of September against Japan (2-0 loss) and Saudi Arabia (0-0). At the beginning of the match the coach will have a problem to solve.
Cabinet Rating (out of 5): 2. The Americans find themselves in a very English-speaking group, which promises them stiff resistance. They are group favourites, England, but the Welsh will return to good form again in a few years. In the specific context of the geopolitical rivalry between the two countries, the third enemy is symbolic as Iran. The last time the two teams met at the World Cup, Iran won 2-1 in Lyon in 1998. They need to be at their best, just like the last time they played.
Watch out for him
Yunus Musa It embodies the air of innovation and youth that blows over this American team. Born in New York while his Ghanaian mother was on leave, he grew up in Italy and was trained by Arsenal in England. So he was selective with USA, England, Italy and Ghana. The 19-year-old has officially chosen to represent the United States in March 2021.
Called up for the first time by Greg Berhalder in November 2020, the midfielder, who plays for Valencia CF, quickly became essential to the US selection. At the end of September, during two friendlies, his absence due to injury was felt: keeping the ball under pressure and making connections between defense and attack, he ensured joint stability in the middle of the field. .
Diana Ross takes a penalty during the 1994 World Cup in the USA. It happened during the opening ceremony at Soldiers Field in Chicago, in front of 67,000 people. At the end of her performance, the singer placed the ball at the bottom of the goal so that it opened. But what the organizers don’t expect is that she’ll send him off target…and collapse the empty cages herself.
If you decide to ignore…
At the end of November, you won’t miss Thanksgiving, which is celebrated on the last Thursday of the month – this year, the 24th. Don’t miss: Big parades and a traditional meal of roasted turkey and pumpkin. Otherwise, if you want to scare yourself, New York hosts the NYC Horror Film Festival in early December.
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