The US Men’s National Team concludes a stellar year with a friendly against Bosnia and Herzegovina on Saturday.
In 2021, the USMNT won the Gold Cup, the CONCACAF Nations League, and ranks second in the CONCACAF World Cup qualifier. The team beat rivals Mexico three times in a calendar year and won 16 times with just three draws and two losses.
The United States has never won 17 games in a single calendar year, already equaling the program’s record set in 2013. They are undefeated in two all-time games against Bosnia: a 4-3 win in 2013 (Jozy Altidore’s treble) and a 0-0 draw in 2018.
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The year-end friendly will feature almost entirely national players, with three players exercising their trade abroad: Johnny Cardoso (International / Brazil), Taylor Booth (Bayern Munich II / Germany) and Bryan Reynolds (AS Roma / Italy).
How to watch USA vs Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Date: Saturday, December 18
- Hour8:15 pm ET
- television channel: FS1
- Spanish tv: UniMas and TUDN
- Transmission: fuboTV (7-day free trial), TUDN.tv, Fox Sports application (authenticated users)
The USMNT game will be broadcast on channels FS1 (English) and Univision UniMas and TUDN (Spanish) from Dignity Health Sports Park in California. All those channels are available to be broadcast on fuboTV, which available to new users in a 7-day free trial.
The Fox and Univision streaming platforms will also carry the game for authenticated users who can log in through their cable, satellite or telecommunications service provider.
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USA vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina: lineups
For the United States, almost the entire roster is made up of national players. There will be plenty of new faces for USMNT casual fans, especially as a fullback, as manager Gregg Berhalter confirmed that a pair of Atlanta United stars will see the field. George Bello will earn its sixth limit as long as Brooks lennon will be making its USMNT debut.
Berhalter said that among the newer players, Brooks Lennon and Henry Kessler have had good camps. He points out that Lennon will start at RB and George Bello will start at LB vs. Bosnia. He also notes that before leaving camp, Kevin Paredes played as a winger. #USMNT
– Brian Sciaretta (@BrianSciaretta) December 17, 2021
Ricardo Pepi He is expected to roll out to the front with another chance to rack up a bit more experience, as Berhalter continues to rely on him as the leading striker for the United States. Caden Clark, which will be heading to RB Leipzig shortly, could also make its USMNT debut and Jordan morris He could also go back to the side after his ACL tear in April.
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List of USMNT vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina
Goalkeepers (3): John Pulskamp (Sporting Kansas City), Gabriel Slonina (Chicago Fire), Matt Turner (New England Revolution)
Defenders (10): George Bello (Atlanta United), Justin Che (FC Dallas), Jonathan Gomez (Louisville City / USL), Kobi Henry (Orange County SC / USL), Henry Kessler (New England Revolution), Brooks Lennon (Atlanta United), Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls), Bryan Reynolds (Rome / Italy), Auston Trusty (Colorado Rapids), Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC)
Midfielders (5): Kellyn Acosta (Colorado Rapids), Cole Bassett (Colorado Rapids), Johnny Cardoso (International / Brazil), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders), Jackson Yueill (San Jose Earthquakes)
Forwards (7): Taylor Booth (Bayern Munich II / Germany), Caden Clark (NY Red Bulls), Cade Cowell (San Jose Earthquakes), Jesus Ferreira (FC Dallas), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders), Ricardo Pepi (FC Dallas), Gyasi Zardes ( Columbus Crew)
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In the case of Bosnia, it begins the process of licking its wounds after missing Euro 2021. The full list is made up of national calls from the Bosnian Premijer Liga, with a total of eight international matches among the 19 players selected.
This is largely a test for coach Ivaylo Petev, who is still in his first year on the job. Petev confirmed that there were some players he was forced off the roster due to their vaccination status, but did not name them individually.
List of Bosnia and Herzegovina vs. USA
Goalkeepers (2): Nikola Cetkovic (FK Borac), Belmin Dizdarevic (FK Sarajevo)
Defenders (7): Hrvoje Barisic (HSK Zrinjski), Josip Corluka (HSK Zrinjski), Numan Kurdic (FK Sarajevo), Ajdin Nukic (Tuzla City), Selmir Pidro (FK Sarajevo), Aleksandar Vojnovic (FK Borac), Vedran Vrhovac (FK Sarajevo) Zeljevac (FK Sarajevo)
Midfielders (8): Amar Begic (FK Borac), Marljan Cavar (NK Siroki Brijeg), Mehmed Cosic (FK Velez), Andrej Dokanovic (FK Sarajevo), Sasa Maksimovic (FK Sloboda), Haris Ovcina (FK Velez), Igor Savic (HSK Zrinjski), Almedin Ziljkic (NK Olimpija)
Forwards (2): Sulejman Krpic (City of Tuzla), Jovo Lukic (FK Borac)