The United States men’s team begins its qualifying campaign for the 2022 World Cup on Thursday with the first of 14 qualifying matches, a match against El Salvador. The game in San Salvador is the first of three qualifiers in seven days as the USA looks to get off to a good start after failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.
The Americans have a dominant all-time record against El Salvador (18-1-5) and are unbeaten in three qualifiers played in El Salvador. But Salvadorans are on the rise with their American head coach Hugo Pérez, who has defended the USMNT colors 73 times.
The USMNT will have to start their bid to qualify for the World Cup without their star (Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic) and starting goalkeeper (Manchester City’s Zack Steffen), who stayed behind in hopes of being fit enough to play. against Canada on Sunday. . Pulisic is regaining his fitness after sitting for an extended period following a positive COVID-19 test. The spasms in his back forced Steffen to sit up.
Sporting News will be watching the game of the United States against El Salvador live and providing updates, observations and highlights throughout the 90 minutes from the Cuscatlán Stadium:
USMNT vs. El Salvador live
(All the eastern time)
8:47 pm: Things get weirder:
Weston McKennie takes selfies with local fans as he finishes his walk through the countryside. I don’t think I’ve seen it before in a road classification. #usmnt
– Jeff Carlisle (@JeffreyCarlisle) September 3, 2021
8:22 pm: Things are already getting weird in the CONCACAF rankings:
Starting lineups of USA vs. The Savior
Berhalter revealed that Pulisic and Steffen did not travel with the team. He confirmed that New England goalie Matt Turner will fill in for Steffen between the posts. Konrad de la Fuente occupies Pulisic’s place in the starting eleven. The central couple is Tim Ream and Miles Robinson.
USMNT Starting Lineup (4-3-3, left to right): 1-Matt Turner-GK – 2-Sergino Dest, 13-Tim Ream, 12-Miles Robinson, 22 DeAndre Yedlin – 11-Brenden Aaronson, 4-Tyler Adams, 8-Weston McKennie – 20-Konrad de la Fuente, 9- Josh Sargent, 7-Gio Reyna
USMNT Subscribers (12): Ethan Horvath-GK, George Bello, John Brooks, Mark McKenzie, Walker Zimmerman, James Sands, Antonee Robinson, Kellyn Acosta, Cristian Roldan, Sebastian Lletget, Jordan Pefok, Ricardo Pepi
El Salvador coach Hugo Pérez will have eight players available for the national team who practice their trade in the United States or Canada, including Alex Roldan, who could face his brother and Seattle Sounders teammate, USMNT midfielder Cristian Roldan. . Houston Dynamo central midfielder Darwin Ceren is coming off a recent knee injury. We’ll see how long it can go.
El Salvador starting lineup (4-4-2, from left to right): 1-Mario Gonzalez-GK – 13-Alexander Larin, 5-Ronald Rodriguez, 4-Eriq Zavaleta, 21-Bryan Tamacas – 12-Marvin Monterroza, 6-Narciso Orellana, 7-Darwin Ceren, 15-Alex Roldan – 17-Jairo Henriquez, 11-Joaquin Rivas
El Salvador subs (12): 22-Kevin Carabantes-GK, 18-Yonatan Guardado, 2-Lizandro Claros, 19-Denis Pineda, 16-Juan Barahona, 23-Melvin Cartagena, 10-Amando Moreno, 20-Enrico Duenas, 9-Walmer Martinez, 3-Roberto Dominguez, 14-Erik Rivera, 8-Joshua Perez
How to watch the United States against El Salvador
- Date: Thursday September 2
- Weather: 10:05 pm ET
- Television channel: CBS Sports Network (CBSSN)
- Spanish television: Universe
- Stream: fuboTV, Paramount +, Telemundo Deportes app
The USMNT will play its first of 14 qualifying matches for the 2022 World Cup on Thursday at the Estadio Cuscatlán in San Salvador in front of an expected 29,000 fans. The game will be broadcast on CBS Sports Network (English) and Universo (Spanish) in the US.
Both CBSSN and Universo are broadcast on fuboTV (7-day free trial).
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.