The United States men’s team will play a final match before the Concacaf Nations League when they face Switzerland on European soil in a friendly that will be meaningful for both sides.
As the USMNT prepares for the Nations League semi-final against Honduras on June 3, Switzerland prepares for the European Championship. The Swiss will need to cut their roster before June 1 and the USA game is the last chance for the players to make their case.
What time does the United States play today?
- Hour: 2 pm ET / 11 am PT
- Date: Sunday May 30
- Stadium: Kybunpark (St. Gallen, Switzerland)
The game against Switzerland is scheduled to begin at 2 pm ET on Sunday, May 30 from the city of St. Gallen.
What channel is USMNT vs. Switzerland today?
USA National Team
With the exception of Christian Pulisic (Chelsea) and Zack Steffen (Manchester City), who were busy in the UEFA Champions League final and will join the USA squad. By the end of the week, they expect to see many of the players who they will face Honduras in June. Semifinal of the League of 3 Nations. Tyler Adams, who is coming off injury, will likely not appear in this one.
Two veterans return to the American squad. DeAndre Yedlin is back for the first time since 2019 and Julian Green, who recently helped Greuther Furth gain promotion to the German Bundesliga, is getting his first look under the direction of head coach Gregg Berhalter.
Unlike Yedlin, Green and five other players did not make the final 23-man cut for the Nations League (Chituru Odunze, Justin Che, Bryan Reynolds, Daryl Dike, Matthew Hoppe).
USA vs Switzerland roster (27 players)
Goalkeepers (3): Ethan Horvath (Club Brugge), David Ochoa (Real Salt Lake), Chituru Odunze (Leicester City)
Defenders (10): John Brooks (Wolfsburg), Reggie Cannon (Boavista), Justin Che (Bayern Munich), Sergiño Dest (Barcelona), Mark McKenzie (Genk), Matt Miazga (Anderlecht), Tim Ream (Fulham), Bryan Reynolds (AS Roma), Antonee Robinson (Fulham), DeAndre Yedlin (Galatasaray)
Midfielders (7): Kellyn Acosta (Colorado Rapids), Tyler Adams (RB Leipzig), Julian Green (Greuther Fürth), Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy), Weston McKennie (Juventus), Yunus Musah (Valencia), Jackson Yueill (San Jose Earthquakes)
Forwards (7): Brenden Aaronson (Red Bull Salzburg), Daryl Dike (Barnsley), Matthew Hoppe (Schalke), Gio Reyna (Borussia Dortmund), Josh Sargent (Werder Bremen), Jordan Siebatcheu (Young Boys), Tim Weah (Lille)
The Swiss, ranked 13th in the world by FIFA, are preparing for a tough Eurocup group stage against Italy, Turkey and Wales. Head coach Vladimir Petkovic will use the game against the United States to make the last three cuts on his list.
They are a Swiss team on the rise, advancing out of the group stage of Euro 2016 and the 2018 World Cup. And they have already won their first two matches in Qualifying for the 2022 World Cup. Their big names include Granit Xhaka ( Arsenal), Xherdan Shaqiri (Liverpool, pictured below) and Benfica star forward Haris Seferovic (26 goals). They have 12 other players practicing in the German Bundesliga.
Switzerland Roster vs. USA (29 players)
Goalkeepers (4): Gregor Gobel (Stuttgart), Yvon Mvogo (PSV Eindhoven), Jonas Omlin (Montpellier), Yann Sommer (Borussia Monchengladbach)
Defenders (10): Manuel Akanji (Borussia Dortmund), Loris Benito (Bordeaux), Eray Comert (FC Basel), Nico Elvedi (Borussia Monchengladbach), Jordan Lotomba (Nice), Kevin Mbabu (Wolfsburg), Becir Omeragic (FC Zurich), Ricardo Rodríguez (Torino ), Fabian Schar (Newcastle United) Silvan Widmer (FC Basel)
Midfielders (7): Edimilson Fernandes (Mainz), Remo Freuler (Atalanta), Xherdan Shaqiri (Liverpool), Djibril Sow (Eintracht Frankfurt), Granit Xhaka (Arsenal), Denis Zakaria (Borussia Monchengladbach), Steven Zuber (Eintracht Frankfurt)
Forwards (8): Breel Embolo (Borussia Monchengladbach), Christian Fassnacht (Young Boys), Mario Gavranovic (Dinamo Zagreb), Admir Mehmedi (Wolfsburg), Dan Ndoye (Nice), Haris Seferovic (Benfica), Ruben Vargas (Augsburg), Andi Zeqiri (Brighton & Hove Albion)
USA vs Switzerland Odds and Prediction
With players coming off a long European season and high-stakes competitive matches on the horizon, both teams will likely be looking to play it safe, put on a respectable performance, limit minutes (i.e. a lot of substitutes that kill the flow of the game) and in Generally, don’t spend too much on this match.
Team USA has a long, long intercontinental trip to Denver for a game on Thursday. And Switzerland knows they still have one more friendly against the Liechtenstein minnows to fix things for the Euro.
For those reasons, it would be a surprise to see anything but a low-scoring, even game (under 2.5 total goals is +100). There is an opportunity on a safer play by securing two of three results in more money with the “US double chance.” (+108) since Americans are considered the biggest losers. Not in this game.
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- Switzerland (Moneyline): -139
- Draw (Moneyline): +245
- USA (Money Line): +440
- USA double chance (win or draw): +108
- Less than 2.5 goals in total: +100
USMNT 2021 Schedule
Sunday May 30: in Switzerland (friendly)
Thursday June 3: vs Honduras (Nations League semi-final)
Sunday June 6: vs. TBD (Nations League 1st / 3rd place match)
Wednesday June 9: vs. Costa Rica (friendly)
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.